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JEAN-FRANÇOIS DUMOULIN SIGNS A SECOND TOP-10

july 4, 2016

Behind the wheel of the Dodge #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare/ MIA, Jean-François Dumoulin has had to defend his position throughout the 30-lap race and has crossed the finish line in ninth place yesterday on the ICAR circuit in Mirabel.

“I was really excited to get back on track. We started in ninth place, I was ready to gain back some places, however the car started understeering too much during the race. A single yellow flag did not allow us to make adjustments, and I managed to defend my spot until the end,” explains the driver of the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA.

Radiator development

Spectra Premium engineers were present this weekend in order to collect data and evaluate the radiator environment on Jean-François Dumoulin's car. “It was really interesting to chat and reflect with the Spectra Premium team. They are involved professionals, and other meetings will take place over the next few weeks,” mentions the driver of the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau/ Groupe Bellemare / MIA.

Beyond the on-track results, race weekends are also privileged moments where families, friends, partners, and fans can meet up. “The weekend went well, the atmosphere was fun. Multiple partners of the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA car were present to encourage me. Family, friends, and fans as well, and it was funny to see my son Jake being this active in the paddocks,” shares an enthused Jean-François Dumoulin.

Next event: Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto – July 15 and 16, 2016

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Photo: Matthew Manor CSCG

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Spectra Premium Industries is a privately held company headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada. Spectra Premium is a team of more than 1,300 dedicated employees that specializes in auto parts manufacturing and distribution. The Company owns and operates four manufacturing plants and 17 warehouses. With its international distribution networks and unparalleled customer and after sales service, Spectra Premium is the automobile manufacturers', auto technicians' and handymen's choice for reliable, quality parts and automotive systems. Trust your vehicle to Spectra Premium. www.spectrapremium.com

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FEATS AND HIGHLIGHTS JEAN-FRANÇOIS DUMOULIN

  • First podium in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series on May 17, 2015 (3rd place – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park)
  • The first Quebec-born driver to win twice the Rolex 24 in Daytona; 2004 (SGS and 2007 (GT).
  • Caught the attention of the renowned Player's Driver Development Program scout (Formula Ford and Formula Atlantic), became one of the youngest drivers ever to be recruited, and was touted as a strong contender for the championship title in Formula Ford (1996 and 1997 seasons).
  • Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS, USA in 2003 (9 podiums).
  • Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sport Car Challenge ST, USA in 2002 (5 podiums).
  • In Montreal's 2009 edition of Nascar Nationwide, he finished his first race in 7th position aboard a badly damaged car and won the hearts of numerous fans and reporters.
  • In 2000, he was the Motorola Cup Series Vice-Champion, during a season that included a 1st place podium finish after having begun the race in 52nd position at theMolson Indy event in Ontario, Canada.

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