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A CHALLENGING DAY FOR TEAM #47 WEATHERTECH CANADA | GROUPE BELLEMARE AND A STRONG FINISH JUST OFF THE PODIUM

august 18, 2019

NASCAR Pinty's Series - Riverside International Speedway

Team #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare played a highly visible role in yesterday's eventful race at the Riverside International Speedway. On the mechanical side of things, the team repaired the broken front suspension in morning practice and reproduced the exact race set-up they needed for the car to work well during the race. The team also had to replace a broken half shaft during a mid-race pit stop, losing only one lap to the leader in the process. Seventh on the starting grid, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin called upon his driving agility and his determination to work his way through from the back up to 5th position three times. In the end, he was up to a fine fourth place. It is undoubtedly a team success.

With nine caution period, the 305-lap race was a real test for several drivers and delighted the spectators who came in large numbers to cheer on their favourite. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was patient throughout the race, waiting for real opportunities to overtake his opponents.

"I am really very proud of my team. They were ready to react, and the mechanical problems were repaired quickly. The axle change did not allow us to make any changes to the settings during that pit stop that would have improved the car's handling. We still saved the situation and were in the fight for a podium finish at the end. That's why this team won the championship last year and I'm going to do everything I can to fight at the front of the field for the next four races," explained the driver of car #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare.

Next race: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (August 24 and 25, 2019)

Next weekend, Team #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare will be on track at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course for the tenth Pinty's event of the season, on a track endurance driver such as Louis-Philippe Dumoulin love.

War Against Cancer BLITZ. The great Dumoulin Challenge to raise money for the Quebec Cancer Foundation continues this coming weekend. Each act of generosity on our part is another step towards our "Podium." To contribute online, go to: The race against cancer

"The Dumoulin Corner" exhibit at the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum. On May 8th, 2018, the brothers Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin proudly unveiled "The Dumoulin Corner" (L'Espace Dumoulin), an exhibit at the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum as part of the "50 Years at the Wheel" celebrations. Those who missed the exhibition last year can see it this year, along with the creations of Luc Pilon, who inspired the "50 Years" logo.

ABOUT PARTNERS

WeatherTech designs, develops and produces high quality, digitally custom fit automotive accessories; including FloorLiners, All-Weather Floor Mats, Cargo Liners, TechLiners and No-Drill Mudflaps. Engineers use the newest technology available to measure the geometric complexity of the vehicle ensuring a constantly perfect fit. WeatherTech… Where Technology and All Weather Protection meet! weathertech.ca

Groupe Bellemare is a third-generation family business serving its customers since 1959. Today, the Group has more than 500 employees and provides them with an innovative work environment that promotes work-life balance and a healthy and safe quality of life. Thanks to its more than half a century of experience and its sustained efforts in research and development, the company offers superior quality products and services in fields as varied as concrete, abrasives and minerals, exceptional transport and recycling. Groupe Bellemare is also very involved in its community and attaches great importance to its social and environmental role as a member of the business community. The company contributes to the quality of life in the communities where it operates by supporting various causes and promoting local purchasing through its responsible purchasing practices. groupebellemare.com

Dumoulin Competition. Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin founded the Dumoulin Competition Race Team in 2009. Working with financial, marketing, logistics and sports management experts, they built up a solid business structure. Dumoulin Competition prepares its on race cars in-house since 2016. Their motto: "Passion - Performance - Partnerships" expresses their will to perform on the track and offer their partners maximum visibility and profitability in return for their commitment. Their vision: To become Canada's leader in motorsports through track performance, entrepreneurial and human values (dumoulincompetition.com). dumoulincompetition.com

WEBSITES / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Meet Louis-Philippe Dumoulin at weathertech.ca
  • WeatherTech Canada: weathertech.ca/behindtech
  • Groupe Bellemare: groupebellemare.com
  • Riverside International Speedway: riversidespeedway.com
  • Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: canadiantiremotorsportpark.com
  • Quebec Cancer Foundation: fqc.qc.ca
  • Gilles-Villeneuve Museum: museegillesvilleneuve.com
  • Dumoulin Compétition: dumoulincompetition.com
  • NASCAR Pinty's Series: hometracks.nascar.com/series/pintys-series
  • Facebook: facebook.com/dumoulincompetition
  • Twitter: @DumoulinDC / @DumoulinLP / @jf_dumoulin
  • Youtube: youtube.com/user/dumoulincompetition
  • Instagram: @dumoulincompetition