Team Octane: Grand Prix Mirabel First Day Report

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    Grand Prix Mirabel First Day Report

    A new track was waiting for the competitors this morning at Circuit ICAR. The first practice session was quite an experience since none had raced on the new track before. The track was dusty because of the recent modifications done to it and strong winds. The new circuit gave several drivers a hard time. One of them, a new driver on the GT Racing team, Philip Fayer spun twice in his Pontiac Solstice during the session.

    In qualifying Fayer really found his way around the track and set the fastest lap in Super Class, followed .02 seconds behind by his teammate Etienne Borgeat, also in a Pontiac Solstice. Sasha Anis followed both men by .4 seconds for third in his Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

    In Touring Class, the Minis really got the best of the field. The Octane Motorsport Mini teammates, Alain Lauzière had the best lap with 1: 44.514, with Michel Sallenbach just 0.2 second behind him. Tom Kwok in his Honda Civic Si was third.

    Two cars had serious mechanical problems and had to be towed out of the track. In Touring Class Jacques Deshaies, Mazda 3 Sport and in Super Class, Eric Hochgeschurz in his BMW 328i.

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