Montreal, June 14, 2003 - Andrew Bordin scored his first victory of the 2003 season in Montreal, finishing first in the third round of the Canadian Formula Ford Championship. Bordin, the 1995 Formula Ford Series Rookie of the Year started from the...
Montreal, June 14, 2003 - Andrew Bordin scored his first victory of the 2003 season in Montreal, finishing first in the third round of the Canadian Formula Ford Championship. Bordin, the 1995 Formula Ford Series Rookie of the Year started from the pole and led all 15 laps en route to a spectacular win ahead of Didier Schraenen and David Clubine. The field of 31 cars put on a great show in front of the many thousands of spectators located around the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit.
Key Motorsport's, Olivier Comeau took a superb start, jumping from 23rd on the grid to 17th place before the end of the opening lap. Unfortunately, an overaggressive pass cost him the race, as he spun off the track and into the gravel trap. Comeau was able to get back on track and found himself at the back of the pack (31st). His incredible progress saw him slice through the field and came in a respectable 21st place.
Olivier Comeau was happy with his performance. "The car's in one piece, so I'm happy," he said. "I pushed really hard during the first lap to catch the front of the field. But I was too aggressive and spun trying to pass slower cars."
"Without this mistake, I could have finished in the top-10," said Olivier Comeau, "But it's my rookie season and I think that finishing the race and getting experience is priceless. We were up with the leaders in the lap time so the season is really looking good for me. It was great to be at the Air-Canada Grand Prix. "
"The Key Motorsport crew and Steve Djelebian gave me a great car handling wise, and we should have been in the lead pack," he concluded.
"This was just an awesome effort by Olivier Comeau and by the entire Key Motorsport team," said Steve Djelebian after the race. "Olivier has always impressed us with his speed and maturity in the car. Let's not forget that he is still in his rookie National season, and he is learning every time he sits in a car," he concluded.
Due to unforeseen difficulties, the second Key Motorsport driver Antoine Bessette, was unable to take the start. Bessette posted the fastest time in Friday's qualifying.
The fourth round of the Canadian Formula Ford Championship will be held July 11-13 in Toronto.
RESULTS - ROUND 3 - MONTREAL GP
1- Andrew Bordin
2- Didier Schraenen
3- David Clubine
4- Christopher Guerrieri
5- Olivier Lambert
21- Olivier Comeau
DNS - Antoien Bessette
About Key Motorsport: Key Motorsport approaches racing in a unique way. One of the largest professional race teams of its kind, Key Motorsport, features a stable of more than eight cars that compete throughout North America and participate in international events such as the Montreal Formula One Grand-Prix, the Toronto Molson Indy and the Grand-Prix of Trois-Rivieres. Key Motorsport offers an array of open wheel cars in both Formula Ford 1600 and Formula Ford 2000, and prepares numerous touring racing cars.
Key Motorsport is currently sponsored by: BOC Gases, Le Grand Lodge Mont Tremblant (for reservations call 1-800- 567-6763), Isaac Instruments, Labrador, Loctite and Onyx Industries.