Saint Eustache, September 1, 2002 -- Chris Green scored his third victory of 2002 in the FAQ/Hankook Championship today and Jacques Gravel took the second place in the Touring GT class. A great day for Key Motorsport. FF1600 CHAMPIONSHIP Chris...
Saint Eustache, September 1, 2002 -- Chris Green scored his third victory of 2002 in the FAQ/Hankook Championship today and Jacques Gravel took the second place in the Touring GT class. A great day for Key Motorsport.
Chris Green wins. Great performance from Valerie Limoges and Olivier Comeau.
Chris Green, the driver of the #69 Bombardier/DAC Aviations/Olco entered by team Key Motorsport, qualified in second position for the 15-lap feature held on Saint-Eustache Raceway's gruelling road course, also the stage of the Touring GT and Touring GTO events that same day.
Chris started brilliantly at the green, leading the field at the infamous and fast Corner 1. For 14 laps, Olivier Lambert put enormous pressure on Green. On last lap, the two cars sadly touched wheels and spun Green, giving the lead to Lambert. Green explained after the race. "We ran side by side for a while. Then, he just drove straight into me when he turned in for 5. Our wheels touched and drove me off track." The contact caused some damage to the right back suspension of Green's Van Diemen.
Lambert was later disqualified for passing Green under yellow.
"I am glad to take the win. I wish it would have been in other circumstances, but I'll take it." Green concluded.
Rookie driver Olivier Comeau finished 6th on his first FF1600 race, after starting 19th in pre-race qualifying session. A great performance by a young & promising driver. "It's been an eventful race but I proved I could be very quick here," said Comeau. "The Key Motorsports' crew members are awesome. Racing for them again is just a lot of fun. Sure, when you're in the car you're working hard, you're competing hard, but at the same time you're doing for a great group of people that make it a lot of fun for us," he concluded.
Valerie Limoges finished 8th, after a great battle with the Adrenaline's car of Jean Arseneau.
TOURING GT CHAMPIONSHIP
Another podium finish for Jacques Gravel.
Key Motorsports captured its fourth Touring GT podium of the season. Jacques Gravel piloted #43 Hyundai Tiburon/Hyundai Motorsports to second place in the 15-laps race.
"This feels excellent," said Gravel. "The crew did a great job. They have been working very hard and I am happy to take a second place for them."
Car #24 of Eric Kerub retired on the 14th lap because of mechanical failure.
The final race of the 2002 season will be held in St-Eustache, Quebec, September 21st.