Podium finish for Sallenbach at Mosport in his MINI Cooper

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  1. jpropane

    jpropane New Member

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    Team Octane had another successful weekend at Mosport International Raceway during last weekend’s Victoria Day Speedfest.

    The first of eight Castrol Canadian Touring Car racing weekends of intense action ended-up in a beautiful podium for 2010 Championship runner-up Michel Sallenbach, at the wheel of his #46 MINI Original Accessories JCW Cooper S.

    Team-mate Alain Lauzière finished just behind him spending most of the race leading the Touring class pack. The skies opened-up after a lap of racing and the competitors all using Continental racing slicks had to navigate through intense water for the duration of the race.

    Sallenbach qualified in fourth position with Lauzière in the #47 MINI Cooper a few hundredths of a second behind him. Lauzière managed to grab the lead in the treacherous conditions, but he was passed at the restart after a lengthy full-course yellow flag by the Kwok brothers and Sallenbach with only one lap to go. A great race for Team Octane with a third and fourth place finish.

    Race #2 was uneventful for both Octane drivers as Lauzière finished in fourth position while Sallenbach followed him in fifth place.

    Team Octane is supported by MINI Original Parts, Castrol and revolutionmini.com.

    The Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship next stop will bring competitors to the icar circuit in Mirabel Québec on June 3-5.

    Michel Sallenbach is supported by:
    Carrosserie Touchette, peinture automobile et industrielle, St Valérien
    La Clinique du Pneu, pneus et mécanique, Granby
    Lettrage Raoul, Ste Cécile de Milton
    ASG Accessoire de Soudure Granby Inc., Granby
     
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    beaner New Member

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    Congrats on a good start to the season. Best wishes for the remainder.
    Greg
     
  3. minimark

    minimark Well-Known Member

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    Yep, Congrats on a great start to the season!!!
     
  4. N2MINI

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    Great start.. Keep us posted
     
  5. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Woot....

    Found this pic too...

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  6. Jan

    Jan Well-Known Member
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    cars look great, now for the upgraded power!
     

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