Louis-Philippe Dumoulin 3rd, close to victory in Toronto

july 16, 2022


Grand Prix of Toronto - 2,8 km - July 15, 2022


Grand Prix of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)



Start / Finish

2nd | 3rd


Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the #47 WeatherTechCanada | Groupe Bellemare team ran a flawless race throughout the 35 laps of the Grand Prix of Toronto, held late in the afternoon on Friday, July 15. Starting from second place on the grid, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin slipped to third place initially and resisted the attacks of his pursuers during the multiple restarts that punctuated this action-packed race. He finished in 3rd place, a well deserved and timely podium for the whole organisation.

After the race, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was satisfied with the work done by the team. "After two years of absence, it was great to be back on the streets of Toronto and to see all the fans in the crowded stands!"

"This third-place finish is very welcome and will build team momentum for the trip out west. Everyone deserves it so much after the difficult start to our season. We were fast today, and we were confident that we would be competing for the podium. However, we wanted the win. I could have tried more aggressive manoeuvres on the restarts, but the risk of an incident was too high."

"I am happy for WeatherTech Canada, Groupe Bellemare and Dumoulin Competition members. We have already started working with Crew Chief Benoit Laganière on changes that will make the car quicker for the rest of the season. All the credit for today's performance goes to the crew," concluded the three-time series champion.

Practice and Qualifying Procedure

The combined practice and qualifying session allowed Louis-Philippe Dumoulin to demonstrate the quality of the preparation and set-up of his WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car based on the analysis of Crew Chief Benoit Laganière and the team members at Dumoulin Competition. Qualified within 0.2 seconds of the pole, the car's pure speed was there. It remained to be seen how Louis-Philippe Dumoulin could manage his brakes and tires to ensure that the car arrives at the end of the race with a machine still capable of winning.

"The single-day Toronto event was different to the one normally used at most road courses. The team adapted quickly, despite the numerous caution periods over the combined session that added to the complexity of important decisions such as tire selection and number of laps in a given run. My starting position on the outside front row is good. The race is long, and we will be there at the end because the car will be efficient on the long stints," explained Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

Next race: Edmonton International Raceway (Alberta) - July 23

The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team is now heading to Western Canada for a three (3) event sprint in Edmonton and Saskatoon (doubleheader). After a two-year absence, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin is excited to return to the two tracks that have been synonymous with success for the three-time NASCAR Pinty's Series champion.

Autograph session at the Delta Bessborough, on July 25

Join us at the autograph session hosted by our partner, the Delta Hotels Bessborough (601 Spadina Crescent E), on Monday, July 25 between 5 and 6 pm. The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare hauler and car will be there. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, three-time NASCAR Pinty's Series Champion (2014-2018 & 2021), will greet race fans, the media and be available for pictures and interviews in front of the Delta Hotels. Renjith Vengalil, General Manager, is delighted to welcome back the Dumoulin Competition team for a sixth edition.

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo Credit: Matthew Manor CSCG


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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 own 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 on-track performance, an entrepreneurial spirit and human values.


Summary - Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's Career

NASCAR Pinty's Series

  • 2021: Pinty's Series Champion (1 victory, 3 podiums, 4 top-5 et 9 top-10 finishes in 10 events). Second championship with cars entirely prepared by Dumoulin Competition. Saw his name added for the third time to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (Charlotte, NC) / Wins "Driver of the Year" and "Best Performing Driver" awards.
  • Inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (2020) for his outstanding contribution.
  • In 2020, the sanitary situation forced the NASCAR Pinty's Series to present only 6 races in the "Pinty's FanCave Challenge". Louis-Philippe Dumoulin scored 1 win and 3 top-5 finishes.
  • 2019: Third in driver and owner championships (2 wins, 4 podium, and eight top-5 finishes from 13 events).
  • 2018: Pinty's Series Champion (3 victories, 7 podiums, 2 poles, eight top-5 in 13 events). Saw his name added for the second time to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (Charlotte, NC) / Wins "Driver of the Year" and "Best Performing Driver" awards.
  • 2017: Fourth in the driver championship (3 podiums, nine top-5 and eleven top-10 finishes from 13 events).
  • 2016: Joint fourth in the driver championship (4 podiums, six top-5 and seven top-10 finishes from 12 events).
  • 2015: Fourth in the driver championship (2 podiums, six top-5 and nine top-10 finishes from 11 events).
  • 2014: Pinty's Series Champion (2 victories, 5 podiums and nine top-5 finish from 11 events). Saw his name added to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (Charlotte, NC) / Awarded the "Driver Of the Year", "Best Performing Driver" and "Gilles-Villeneuve" awards.
  • 2013: Fifth in the driver championship (2 victories, 3 podiums, four top-5s, six top-10s and five-time top-3 grid positions from 12 events).
  • 2012: Sixth in the driver championship (1 pole, three top-5 and seven top-10 finishes from 12 events).
  • 2011: Pinty's Series Rookie of the year.

Rallycross and Road Racing

  • 2015: Participated in FIA World Rallycross Championship round in Canada (Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières).
  • 2012: Second in class in the 12 Hours of Sebring (American Le Mans Series - GT3 Cup). The only Canadian driver on the podium.
  • 2004 to today: Front runner in the Grand-Am and Rolex Sports Car series, in Porsche, Ferrari and Daytona Prototype cars - Races in the 12 Hours of Sebring / and the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA events.
  • 2002: Champion in the Canadian Formula Ford Championship.
  • 2001: Awarded the ''Gilles-Villeneuve'' and ''Quartz'' trophies.
  • Records: Holder since 2002 of Formula Ford Series records for most victories (6) and most pole positions (7) in a single season.