Series press release
Mirabel, June 4th 2011 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ It was under a great sky and almost perfect
weather that the CTCC competitors got on the track for the 3rd round of the
season at Circuit ICAR.
Starting in the pole position, new competitor Philip Fayer lead the race for
the first half of the race until his engine blew up. That gave the first
position of the podium to Sacha Anis from G1 Racing. Anis was followed by
his teammate Bob Attrel l for second position. Third position went to Arek
Wojciechowski of 8Legs Racing in his BMW 328i.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was very luckyÃ¢â‚¬Â, said Anis. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am very happy that Attrell and I are
on the podium together. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the first time.Ã¢â‚¬Â
In Touring Class, the battle was really tight and the winner of the race was
Michel Sallenbach in Mini Cooper S JCW. He almost went off the track at the
hairpin when the VW of P.J. Groenke spun just a few inches before him.
Sallenbach was followed by his teammate Alain Lauziere also driving a Mini.
Third position went to Tom Kwok in a Honda Civic.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The track is faster and I appreciated the fact that this was a clean
race, no one got bumped. The advantage of the Mini is that if offers more
stability that a big car. I am very satisfied, it was a great raceÃ¢â‚¬Â,
Interesting fact, only 3 seconds separated the best times in each Class.
That is to say that Circuit ICAR track favors a better handling over
The race was shortened by a few laps due to a fire in Lee ChaplinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s
Tiburon. The fire began in the engine compartment and Chaplin was able to
stop the car and trigger the fire extinguisher before the car was engulfed.
Chaplin escaped unharmed.