Team Octane press release
2007 and 2009 Canadian Touring Car champions, Team Octane, announced today that they will be back to compete for the Castrol touring class title in 2011.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“With 2 Series titles and 16 victories in the last 4 years, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a natural for us to come back to the series that brought us so many successesÃ¢â‚¬Â commented Team Owner Alain LauziÃƒÂ¨re. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The 2011 schedule of major events put together by the Series has helped our team grow from a one car operation to a three car teamÃ¢â‚¬Â added LauziÃƒÂ¨re.
The team will introduce a brand new 2010 chassis later this year, which will make the team transition to the new R56 MINI turbo platform. The vehicle is currently being built in-house in the team`s facility.
Michel Sallenbach who finished in second position in the 2010 championship, a major accomplishment for a rookie driver, will rejoin the team for a full season ride in the hotly-contested Touring class. Ã¢â‚¬Å“More reasons for me to smile, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m glad to be back for even more fun in 2011Ã¢â‚¬Â added Sallenbach.
Team Octane, supported by MINI Original Parts, will make further driver and sponsor announcements before the beginning of the 20111 season, about car #45, 46 and 47.
The Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship 2011 season will start on May 21-22 at Mosport in Ontario for the Victoria Day Speedfest.
Michel Sallenbach is supported by:
Carrosserie Touchette, peinture automobile et industrielle, St ValÃƒÂ©rien
La Clinique du Pneu, pneus et mÃƒÂ©canique, Granby
Lettrage Raoul, Ste CÃƒÂ©cile de Milton
ASG Accessoire de Soudure Granby Inc., Granby
Contact: Alain LauziÃƒÂ¨re Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 450-455-2468 (firstname.lastname@example.org)