Green notches a 4th win in St-Eustache Saint Eustache, September 21, 2002 -- Chris Green scored his fourth victory of 2002 in the FAQ/Hankook Championship today and Jacques Gravel took the third place in the Touring GT class. FF1600 ...
Green notches a 4th win in St-Eustache
Saint Eustache, September 21, 2002 -- Chris Green scored his fourth victory of 2002 in the FAQ/Hankook Championship today and Jacques Gravel took the third place in the Touring GT class.
Chris Green wins. Great performance from Olivier Comeau. DNF for Valerie Limoges.
Green who hails from Beaconsfield, Quebec, started the #69 Van Diemen on the outside of the front row, and easily brought it home after an amazing battle for the lead with Marc Arseneau in the initial lap.
"It's been an eventful race but I proved I could be very quick here," said Green. "I'm so happy, not only for myself, but for the whole team who did an absolutely great job". In the standings, Green is now tied with driver Marc Arseneau.
Olivier Comeau, the driver of the #33 Van Diemem entered by team Key Motorsport, qualified in 9th position for the 15-lap feature held on Saint-Eustache Raceway's gruelling road course.
Comeau started brilliantly at the green, gaining several positions before the field negotiated the infamous and fast Corner 1. At the end of the first lap, the 18-year old rookie was already running in sixth place, position that he kept until the end of the race.
"It was all due to a good start, that was it," he said of his sprint past three cars. "I passed a bunch of guys early and then really just held the place after that". Valerie Limoge, driving the third Key Motorsport car, got involved in an incident early in the race, and was forced to retire.
TOURING GT CHAMPIONSHIP
Another podium finish for Jacques Gravel driving a Honda Civic
Jacques Gravel captured its fourth Touring GT podium of the season. Jacques Gravel piloted #43 Honda Civic/Key Motorsport to third place in the 15-laps race.
"This feels excellent," said Gravel. "The crew did a great job. They have been working very hard preparing this new car, and I am happy to take a third place for them."
The final race of the 2002 season will be held October 12, in Saint-Eustache, Quebec.
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