KUNO WITTMER QUICKEST OF THE HONDA/MICHELIN CHALLENGE SERIES DRIVERS AT THE MOLSON INDY MONTREAL Montreal, August 26, 2005 - Kuno Wittmer of Hudson (QC) was quickest in the Honda/Michelin Challenge Series free practice session held ...
KUNO WITTMER QUICKEST OF THE HONDA/MICHELIN CHALLENGE SERIES DRIVERS AT THE MOLSON INDY MONTREAL
Montreal, August 26, 2005 - Kuno Wittmer of Hudson (QC) was quickest in the Honda/Michelin Challenge Series free practice session held Friday afternoon at the Molson Indy Montreal. The Team de Sigi Auto Sport driver posted his best time around the 4.361-kilometre road course in 2:11.941 for an average speed of 118.990 km/h. Second fastest was Steven Laporte of Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs (QC) who ran his best lap time in 2:12.059. The Team Lombardi driver was only 0.118 seconds behind Kuno Wittmer.
Robert Boyer, also from Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs and the teammate of Laporte, finished third with a time of 2:12.090. He was followed by Frederick Lelièvre of Mont-Joli, Quebec (2:12.618) and Nick Wittmer (2:12.653), the brother of Kuno. Denis Baillargeon of Montreal was sixth quickest ahead of his teammate Didier Schraenen. Two young rookies from the Ottawa region, Tyler Givogue and Phillip Major were eighth and ninth respectively. Kurt Kossmann of Scituate, Maine rounds out the top ten.
The Series' drivers will be back on track Saturday at 8:30 a m. for the first qualifying session followed at 12:30 p.m. by the second round of qualifying. The best time from the combined sessions will set the grid for Sunday's 20-lap or 40-minute race scheduled to start at 8:30 a. m.
The Series The Honda Michelin Challenge Series is sanctioned by ASN Canada FIA, sponsored by Honda Canada Inc. Supporting partners include: Michelin North America (Canada) Inc, Dynamic Suspensions, Bosal, CSC Racing Products, Goodridge, NGK Spark Plugs, Hawk Performance, Mechanix Wear and Racing Radios.
Honda is the world's preeminent maker of engines for automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment. With more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, Honda now attracts nearly 20 million customers annually. Honda Canada manufactures the Honda Ridgeline, Civic, Pilot, and the Acura EL and MDX at its two plants in Alliston, Ontario. -HMCS 2005-