The Key Motorsport Racing Team will head to the daunting and newly renovated Mosport International Track this weekend as its U.S. Formula 2000 and Canadian Formula Ford teams prepare for their respective rounds. Both teams have been testing ...
The Key Motorsport Racing Team will head to the daunting and newly renovated Mosport International Track this weekend as its U.S. Formula 2000 and Canadian Formula Ford teams prepare for their respective rounds.
Both teams have been testing extensively over the past six weeks in preparation for one of the biggest racing weekends for race fans in Canada this year. The Formula 2000 team has been busy in preparation for rounds two and three of the US Formula 2000 Championship. The team has recently signed Costa Rican racing hero Daniel Muniz to drive its third car.
Muniz has been impressive in testing leading up to the weekend. Championship contender, Marc Antoine Camirand will be a favourite for win. The Quebec racing star considers the track as one of his favourites, winning at Mosport last year on his way to a solid second position in the championship. Rookie of the year contender, Peter Walsh of Cork, Ireland has had a very busy schedule since his opening fifth place finish at Phoenix. The talented Irishman received the prestigious “Irish Driver of the Year” award in Ireland. Walsh was voted as the top driver, beating Formula 1 superstar Eddie Irvine for the award.
The Formula 1600 team has had a complete makeover during the past six months. The team signed Quebec hot shoe, Fredric Martel. Martel will be entering his third season in the Canadian Formula Ford Championship. James Yott of Montreal will pilot the second Key Motorsport entry. Yott has extensive experience in Formula Ford. Last year, Yott split his driving duties in the Motorola Cup and the Canadian Formula Ford Championship.
Team owner Steve Djelebian has been busy in the off-season. After what he called, “an off year” for Key Motorsport, Djelebian made two major decisions that he feels have made a significance difference for the team. In January, the team hired a new manager, Yvon Turcotte from the CART circuit. Turcotte's talents are already showing results for the team.
The team in February announced that the team has switch engine suppliers from the failed Mangov engine works program to Quicksilver Racing engines for both teams.