August 29,2003 - In a last minute driver switch, Laval's Hughes GuÃ©nette will return to the controls of the ...
August 29,2003 - In a last minute driver switch, Laval's Hughes Guénette will return to the controls of the #41 Hyundai Tiburon run by Key Motorsport/Hyundai Motorsports. Guénette will makes his debut around the 1.2 km track of St-Eustache this upcoming weekend. He will replace Marc-Antoine Camirand for the last two races of the FAQ/Hankook Championship. Camirand is unable to fulfill his future commitments with Hyundai Motorsports as he concentrates his effort in the Fran-Am Series.
"I'm very excited to be getting back into the Hyundai Tiburon car, but anticipating tough competition," said Guénette, who has been driving this same car in the last event of the 2002 Grand-Am season in Florida. "I'm really looking forward to working with my guys again, the Hyundai Tiburon/Hyundai Motorsports car has been running well. Now we are just going to concentrate on winning some races, " he concluded.
"We are really happy to have Hughes back in the car," says Team Owner Steve Djelebian. "Even though he didn't race for a few months, I'm sure he is going to get right back in the groove."
"We are quite disappointed with Marc-Antoine's decision," says Djelebian, team own. "Marc-Antoine gave us absolutely no notice and left us struggling to find a replacement driver. We'll do the best we can but Hughes will have a lot of learning to do about the car and the track, a last minute change like this is something I definitely could have done without. We were lucky to get his services for the double race at St-Eustache on such short notice," concluded Steve.
The races will be televised on RDS on later this fall.