august 14, 2017

The #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau/ Groupe Bellemare/ MIA / Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi car was performing strongly right from the start of the race, and driver Jean-Francois Dumoulin certainly seemed headed for a strong finish on the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres street circuit yesterday (Sunday, August 13). Starting eighth place on the grid, Jean-François Dumoulin moved up to sixth by mid-race and then defended his position ferociously to cross the finish line in sixth place.

Jean-François Dumoulin was more than satisfied with what his #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau/ Groupe Bellemare / MIA team accomplished on Saturday (August 12), the day of testing and qualifying at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres. As the driver of the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare/ MIA car told us, "We have consistently finished our races with a strong push that improved our final position, virtually every time out in fact. Today's objective was to find suspension setting that would keep our car quick late in the races, but would also allow us to be super-quick in the short two-lap burst in qualifying. Starting closer to the front would leave me with fewer cars to pass on my way to the leaders, and thus waste less time, tires and brakes while working my way forward. And we did it!"

Jean-François Dumoulin added that "At the shop as well as on the track, our improvement program over the past weeks has made a huge difference in on-track performance. The car is more agile and outright quicker than at Toronto a few weeks ago, where we qualified 2.273 sec from pole position. In Trois-Rivières, we qualified 0.890 sec from pole position - a huge improvement! »

Jean-François Dumoulin's goal of a Top-5 finish, and he almost made it, as he was decisively made his way to a brilliant sixth place in the end after turning back attacks from several quick drivers throughout the whole race. The driver and every member or the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA is more than satisfied with this result.: "The car is much quicker than it was earlier this season, and I feel that we are now a genuine Top-5 car. The car responds much better to changes in settings and really gets better and better over the race weekend.

"THE RACE AGAINST CANCER": beyond our greatest expectations!

When we launched the "Race Against Cancer" with the helo of the Quebec Cancer Foundation, we did not have specific expectations regarding the impact on race fans - we just wanted to help. Each signature helps ensure that cancer victims receive proper care and treatments. When we include the $3000 contribution from Mr. Jason Best, Senior Vice-President, Spectra Premium plus the $990,00$ raised this week-end, our program has raised $6224.00 so far this year, and we are not finished yet. Indeed, the adventure continues this coming Saturday evening (August 19) at Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Next race: Antigonish, Nova Scotia

See the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau/ Groupe Bellemare / MIA / Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi team on-track on the oval circuit of the Riverside International Speedway (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) next August 19, 2017.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo: Matthew Manor CSCG


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.

Bernier Crepeau Chrysler Fiat: With 25 years of experience, the family business has built an enviable reputation in the field of vehicle acquisition. If the future of this company is linked to the loyalty of its customers, it is also held by the reliability and strong communication of its team. This team is at your disposal, ready to listen to you, to hear you. Passion, care, and determination. A team willing to go the extra mile, with its ears wide open.

Group Bellemare: Competitive and dynamic, Thomas Bellemare's innovative and growing family team is ready to take on any challenge. With support from senior members and a qualified team of managers, the third-generation Bellemares are reaching new heights. Built upon a solid past, the company moves forward with an exceptional team of experts and seeks a select group of clients. Our clients continue to benefit from our wide variety of services that target a large number of sectors. As a result, our visibility is constantly on the rise. Working with the Bellemare team has become a measure of success. Start off right by choosing a winning team!

MIA - Motorsports In Action: With over 50 years of combined Motorsport experience, MIA is making a name for itself in the industry in "La Belle Province". Being trackside, situated at Autodrome St-Eustache, gives our clients "real time" results, testing their vehicles. One stop shopping is our strength, from high-end mechanics, exotic automotive maintenance, complete race car building and design to prestige paint and meticulous detailing. "Leave it, then enjoy it!"

Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi is proud to be one of the first Mitsubishi dealers in Canada (opening in 2002). The commitment from Mitsubishi is defined by the quality, reliability and durability of its vehicles, notably with their 10-year warranty, the best in the industry! Pride, integrity and respect are the values of the Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi team.