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Louis-Philippe Dumoulin displays his perseverance at ICAR

august 28, 2022

LOUIS-PHILIPPE DUMOULIN DISPLAYS HIS PERSEVERANCE AT ICAR

Event

"General Tire 125" - 1,8 km - August 27, 2022

Track

Complexe ICAR (Mirabel, Quebec)

Date /
Broadcast

TSN Saturday, September 3rd at 1:30 PM ET & RDS Saturday,
September 27th at 1:00 PM ET

Start / Finish

7th | 6th

Results

https://www.racing-reference.info/season-stats/2022/T/

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team, were at Circuit ICAR on Saturday for the final stop on Quebec soil by the NASCAR Pinty's Series. With only two events left in the 2022 season, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was hoping to score his first win on this track.

However, the Trois-Rivières native finished the "General Tire 125" in 6th position in an event tinged with surprises. The rain forced a reorganization of the schedule, as the cancelled practice and qualifying sessions requiring the NASCAR Pinty's Series officials to create a starting grid according to the current championship positions, with Louis-Philippe Dumoulin starting 7th.

This happened after the Dumoulin Competition team had worked hard as the car's engine and gearbox had to be changed quickly just before the series' only practice session. "The car finally hit the track with 20 minutes left in the session," explained the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car. We were still happy with our speed, although the car showed a little understeer. However, I thought that over a longer race runs it would give us an advantage late in the race."

That was not a winning bet for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin. "We had a good start but having an understeering car didn't help us in the end. We didn't manage to make the required adjustments to the new gearbox as we were only able to do part of the practice session and that slowed down our progress."

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin had a great run, moving up into the top 3 before having to give up his position after some close battles. "We fought for a top 5 finish, but at the end of the race I was too patient behind Andrew Ranger, and then (Alex) Guénette, and (Alex) Labbé took advantage of this slight tactical error to sneak by me."

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin must therefore postpone his wish to finish on the top step of the podium at ICAR until next year. "It wasn't the result we wanted, but we will continue to work hard," he concludes. Despite this, he is pleased with the event, as Dumoulin Competition did an excellent, fast and accurate job on their car in the face of adversity.

Next Race: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park - September 2 to 4, 2022 - "WeatherTech 200"

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team are back on track next weekend at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course (Clarington, Ontario).

The event, which is as popular with fans as it is with drivers, will bear the name of Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's major partner, "The WeatherTech 200".

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

Photo Credit: Matthew Murnaghan

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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. dumoulincompetition.com

RESULTS 2022

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.

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