Retirement for LPDumoulin at the 24 Hours of Daytona

January 27, 2013.- Accustomed to road circuits and with his experience in endurance events this weekend, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin found himself for the first time aboard a Daytona Prototype this weekend at the 24 Hours of Daytona. And he says he is ready to repeat the experience!

The BTE Sport team, supported by DAC Aviation, was faced with several pitfalls that arose during this 51st edition of the 24h of Daytona, won by the Ganassi Racing team (BMW-Riley) and its star crew made up of Juan-Pablo Montoya , Charlie Kimball, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas.

After more than 14 hours of competition, mechanical problems forced Dumoulin’s team to withdraw the # 27 Ford Riley from the event. Louis-Philippe had taken over 3h30 after the start of the event (four hours on the track in total, day and night) and this, with very few laps completed during the practice sessions (Thursday 24 and Friday 25) . “I had to adapt very, very quickly and I felt in my element almost instantly, it’s like I’ve driven this kind of racing car before. The best drivers in the world participate in the 24 hours and it was an honor to be on the track with them, ”he shares.

The tireless work of the mechanics of the BTE Sport team must be underlined. They did everything they could to keep the Ford Riley going. The Montreal team and the pilots Emmanuel Anassis (Montreal, Quebec), owner of DAC Aviation, Anthony Massari (Tampa, Florida), Doug Peterson (Bonita Springs, Florida) say they are satisfied with the professionalism and consistency of Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and their collaboration.

Already during testing last Thursday (January 24), BTE Sport had faced complications. However, they had managed to stabilize the car for the start of the race. Several mechanical damage (transmission, front of the car, brakes) on the track forced the No. 27 Ford Riley to return to the pits regularly. “It was BTE Sport’s first participation in the 24h in Daytona Prototype, everything was decided before the Holidays for them. The mechanical team worked very hard to ensure the continuity of the race, however, the return trips to the garage increased and they decided to withdraw from the event for good at around 5 a.m. this morning. Without the mechanical problems, we could have finished in the top-8, ”explains Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

2013 Season – NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

Since the end of last season, positive discussions have continued with WeatherTech Canada regarding the renewal of an agreement for the entire 2013 season in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Details should be communicated in the coming weeks regarding LPDumoulin’s program in this series.

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