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LP DUMOULIN TAKES ON THE QUEEN CITY

july 12, 2016

Behind the wheel of the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare car, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will take the streets of the Toronto Exhibition Place this weekend during the Pinty's Toronto Grand Prix, July 15-16. The Dumoulin name has accomplished many feats on the Toronto-based circuit. Notably in 2002, when Louis-Philippe Dumoulin climbed the highest step of the podium in Formula Ford 1600, during an exceptional season at the end of which he was crowned Canadian champion in Formula Ford.

“It's a track that brings back many great memories. In 2002, I won the race in Toronto. I remember quite a nice fight with Christopher Guerrieri. That year, we had won six of eight races with the Aim Autosport team,” says the enthused driver of the #47 Dodge WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare, who aims to repeat the same brilliant performance once again. “I would like to get back on a winning path,” he claims.

The NASCAR Canada series hasn't been presented on this track since 2011, a year that saw Louis-Philippe Dumoulin cross the finish line in seventh place on an extremely limited budget. “It's a similar track to that of the Trois-Rivières Grand Prix, and that's very nice for us. Many blind turns where it's hard to get a good point of reference. From there we can see the importance of having good braking points and making sure we make the right decisions for overtakes. There is very little room for error, as we're racing within the city and between concrete walls. It's a track we like a lot,” explains Louis Philippe Dumoulin, #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare.

Come romp with us and rally against cancer!

Throughout the whole season, the Dumoulin Brothers are inviting fans present at any race of the NASCAR Pinty's series, calendar on page 3, to sign their car for the cause. Next fall, the Dumoulin Compétition team will become waiters for one night only for a happy hour meetup at the Carlito's “Maison de débauche”, during which the trunks of both cars will be put up for an auction. All funds raised that night will be given in full to the Quebec Cancer Foundation.

Come see us on Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th of July on the site of the Toronto Honda Indy.

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Summary – Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career

  • In 2015, he finishes the NASCAR Pinty's championship in fourth place (2 podiums and six top-5s in eleven events.)
  • 2014 champion of the NASCAR Pinty's series: 5 podiums and 2 victories, as well as 9 top-5s in eleven events. It is the first time that a team made up entirely of Quebecers wins this championship.  (Prep. team: King Autosport, managed by Martin Roy).
  • Won the Gilles Villeneuve Trophy in 2014 and 2001. This trophy symbolizes the fighting spirit and on-track excellence of a Quebec-native driver throughout the season that just ended. It is the first time that a recipient of the Trophy wins it twice throughout their career.
  • Won, in 2013, the only Ontarian event to this day made up of an all-Quebecer podium (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – NCATS series);
  • The only Canadian who climbed on the podium in 2012 during the prestigious event of the 12 hours of Sebring (2nd place - American Le Mans Series - GT3 Cup – WeatherTech Racing Team);
  • Won the title of rookie of the year in 2011 in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series despite having only participated in 8 races out of 13 (scoring four top-10s and two top-5s);
  • Crowned Canadian champion in Formula Ford 1600 in 2002;
  • He still owns the record in Formule Ford 1600 for the highest amount of victories and pole positions in one season (2002).