SimplyFast Motorsports seeks front-running performance in Trois-RiviÃ¨res July 26, 2004 - There has been a five-week break since the last race at St-Eustache (QuÃ©bec), and SimplyFast Motorsports moves to Trois-RiviÃ¨res for Round four of the ...
SimplyFast Motorsports seeks front-running performance in Trois-Rivières
July 26, 2004 - There has been a five-week break since the last race at St-Eustache (Québec), and SimplyFast Motorsports moves to Trois-Rivières for Round four of the seven-race Quebec FAQ/Hankook Touring & GTU Championships. Nation's Capital's SimplyFast Motorsports will prepare two cars for the event.
In the Touring class, Philippe Léger will be driving his Honda Civic sponsored by Final Lap Performance and Sound, Centre Dentaire Vadeboncoeur, Auto Trim Design, Cactus, Monsieur Muffler Aylmer, IMCO and Chef Works.
Currently 12th, Philippe is looking to move up in the Championship Standings. He has demonstrated high levels of consistency and talent in his driving throughout the season. Hopefully, Léger will be rewarded with a podium-finish if not a win. If history is any indicator, success may well be his at Trois-Rivières.
Léger commented : "I'm especially looking forward to running at Trois-Rivières. Trois-Rivières is an extremely technical track. It's a small, tight street circuit, and you have to continuously negotiate one corner after another. It keeps you busy. You're always working the car; gearing up, turning, or braking. There is no part of the track that allows you ease off a bit. The track forces the driver to stay focused throughout the race or might risk making a costly mistake. So there's a real premium on qualifying well. Finally, I am really happy to have timed qualifying sessions, faster drivers are now up ahead."
The owner and driver of the team Hugo Vadeboncoeur, will participate in two events (GTU and Touring Championships), with his #51 Honda Civic. It will be Vadeboncoeur's second visit to Trois-Rivières where last year he drove a great race around Trois-Rivieres's extremely narrow and "pass-unfriendly" circuit.
"Trois-Rivières is more of a set-up track than straight-line speed," commented Vadeboncoeur. "We were pretty good last year and made great times, so I know we can run fast there. I like the place. It is what I would call a cowboy track, which fits my style. It is very tight and very rough and you really have to hustle the car. We are looking forward to getting back on track. The whole team is determined to win races this year. None of us like losing too much which is fuelling our drive to get back on top."