Hyundai Motorsports happy to race at home in Mont-Tremblant 250.
Mont-Tremblant, Qc. (September 11, 2002) -- Team Hyundai Motorsports will not have to travel very far this weekend to compete in the Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series event, September 13-15. As the series prepares for its inaugural race at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Team members and drivers are looking forward to racing in their homeland for the first time this season.
Hyundai Motorsports will field two Hyundai Tiburons in the Sport Touring I class. Team co-owner and driver Mark Craig, of Weir (Qc), will pilot the #6 Hyundai with Rhode Island's Steven Gorriaran. Wade Gaughran, will team up with Peter MacLeod, in the Hyundai Motorsports #14 Hyundai Tiburon.
"Tremblant is a beautiful race track set in a spectacular mountain setting," said Mark Craig. "The race track has a couple of really fast corners including the blind turn 1 and 2. They have done a fantastic job in the run-off areas and gravel traps and it looks to be not only fast but a safe place to really push the car. It also has 3 really tight slow corners which should offer good areas for over-taking and it will probably get a little physical there."
"The fans are great in Montreal and really love to turn out en-mass for the Grand-Am series," said Wade Gaughran. "Our team did a one day test at Mont Tremblant a few weeks ago and we learned a lot as drivers and in the set-up we will use this weekend. I have high hopes and expectations from the drivers and the team. Key/Hyundai Motorsports has really come a long way in developing the Tiburon this year and after putting it on the pole in the last race we think we have the package to contend for our first win. It was great to see the Hyundai gridded on the pole in front of such excellent cars as the Porsches, Acuras, BMWs, Lexus and Hondas. We now have to strive for the first win of the year for Hyundai. We have a great deal of respect for our fellow drivers and the excellent teams they race for and it would really mean something to bring the car home in first place" he concluded.
The racing excitement will get underway at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant this Friday with practice and qualifying sessions for the Mont-Tremblant 250. Saturday will feature Rolex Sports Car Series qualifying for the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant, followed by the running of the Grand-Am Cup Mont-Tremblant 250 at 2:30 p.m.