Alton, Virginia, September 15, 2000 -- Pilots Richard Spenard and Jean-FranÃ§ois Dumoulin -- of Blainville-based NewTech Motorsports -- drove the team's two Porsche 993s (a turbo and a non-tubo), to, respectively, third and tenth position during...
Alton, Virginia, September 15, 2000 -- Pilots Richard Spenard and Jean-François Dumoulin -- of Blainville-based NewTech Motorsports -- drove the team's two Porsche 993s (a turbo and a non-tubo), to, respectively, third and tenth position during today's qualifications for the 10th race in the Motorola Cup 2000 season -- which will be held tomorrow at the Virginia International Raceway, in Alton, Virginia. For the second time, NewTech's revolutionary full contact brakes are performing flawlessly in a real-world racing environment.
"This has been a very tight qualification on a splendid track," said the team's head driver Richard Spenard. "I don't think we could have done any better. I actually finished less than half a second behind the leader. Everything is still possible including a win tomorrow. This is a four hour race which gives us an advantage because of our car's superior reliability and the NewTech full contact brake system which is performing flawlessly."
"It's a very beautiful, but very tight, twisty track," commented Jean-François Dumoulin, the team's talented young pilot. "My non-turbo Porsche 993 qualified in the Super GS category for which it isn't very competitive, because of certain equipment we use with the NewTech brakes, including bigger wheels. This explains the tenth position. However, in a long race, the brakes could be an advantage and, with such a tight track, skills and patience might win over horsepower. I feel very positive."
NewTech Motorsports, which entered the series in mid-season, has become a favorite, scoring five podiums during the past seven races.
Based in Blainville, Quebec, NewTech Group International (the team's principal sponsor) is a research and development firm currently developing a revolutionary full contact brake system which has stirred significant interest from the major automotive manufacturers and racing teams world-wide.