Pole Positions and Victories for the Audette Brothers Mosport Park (Ontario), June 14, 2010. - Brothers Mathieu and Remy Audette were contesting two events this past weekend, Mathieu in the Canadian Touring Car Championship, and Remy in the...
Pole Positions and Victories for the Audette Brothers
Mosport Park (Ontario), June 14, 2010. - Brothers Mathieu and Remy Audette were contesting two events this past weekend, Mathieu in the Canadian Touring Car Championship, and Remy in the American Formula 2000 open wheel series. Exceptional results were earned in two different series for the Audette Racing Team drivers, each earning one pole position and one victory.
Qualifying in pole position for Saturday's race, Mathieu decided to stay in rain tires at the time of the start, along with the majority of his rivals, because of the rain that descended on the track shortly beforehand. Unfortunately for him, the racing line dried out as the laps continued, forcing him to relinquish one position. Despite everything, Mathieu managed to maintain second place all the way to the checkered flag, earning important points towards his goal of a championship title this season. " I was happy to get the pole with my Acura RSX S-Type, but in the race it was really tough to stay at the front because my tires didn't have enough grip " commented the former Touring and F1600 champion.
The following day (Sunday), Mathieu Audette did even better. After starting in the first row, he won the race, crossing the finish line with more than a ten-second lead. " We worked really hard on the car since yesterday. We had problems with the transmission but we were able to solve them, no more than five minutes before the start. Once again, the entire team contributed to our success " indicates Mathieu Audette. The success from this weekend allowed Mathieu to jump to second place in the overall championship standings.
Remy Audette wins in F2000
Things went just as well for Mathieu's younger brother, Remy Audette. For the only time this season when Remy and the American F2000 series are in Canada and in the same itinerary as the Canadian Touring Car championship, the Quebec driver earned pole position on Saturday and lead every lap to the victory.
" I decided to start in rain tires, while the others decided to start on slicks ... On the pre-grid, the rain started to fall and all my rivals imitated my strategy. I then decided to go flat out at the flag to try to build up the biggest gap possible as of the first few laps " he confides. The strategy paid off and Remy built himself a lead of over five seconds. Even though the race was halted twice due to accidents on the track, Remy was able to reclaim the lead each time, eventually winning by over twenty seconds to Brazilian Victor Carbone.
Sunday, Remy Audette started in third place on the grid before crossing the finishing line in the same position. This marks the third podium in four F2000 races this season for the Audette Racing driver.
" My Van Diemen was perfect all weekend and the Audette Racing Team did a fantastic job. I won Saturday and had a pretty good race on Sunday with an interesting battle for third place " confided Remy. Brazilian Victor Carbone won Sunday's race.
The Canadian Touring Car Championship takes place over seven racing weekends (always double-headers). Four of these will take place in Ontario and three in Quebec, including twice at the ICAR Complex in Mirabel, where the next race will be on July 3rd and 4th, and once at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières in August.
As for Remy Audette, Mathieu's brother, after earning one victory and several Formula 2000 podiums last year, he is taking part in a limited programme in the open wheel series this year. He will return to the track next month at Watkins Glen on July 3rd and 4th for the IndyCar Grand Prix.