july 15, 2017

The weekend ended on a great note for the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare team in Toronto. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has managed to score his second podium of the season. He was convinced that the car would be at its best performance level at the end of the race, and particularly with a restart happening in the last few laps. It's exactly what happened. Occupying second place at the time of the restart, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was able to defend his place to the very end.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has qualified the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare car in seventh place yesterday, only 1.2 seconds behind pole position. With his crew chief, Bill Burns, they analysed the settings in order to improve speed. Strategic overtakes were made skilfully and without contact.

"We're very happy for the team. The car wasn't behaving like we wanted during the qualifiers, and Bill Burns and the crew have worked hard to make sure we could fight within the top 5. Our transmission ratio throughout the laps was not at the level we wanted, but we were efficient during restarts. The circumstances played in our favour and we ended up on the podium. We will need to continue to optimize settings in order to come back strong at the Trois-Rivières Grand Prix", mentions the driver, who now occupies third place in the championship rankings.

On the road to Western Canada - AN UNMISSABLE EVENT!

Autographs session at Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan : Monday July 24, 2017

Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will take part in an autographs session organized by their partner, Delta Bessborough, this July 24th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. The trailers and #04 Spectra Premium / Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare /MIA cars, as well as the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare cars of the 2014 NASCAR Pinty's champion will also be on-location.

Racing fans and the media are invited to meet the driver and take photos (in front of the Delta Bessborough's main entrance).

Thanks to the support of the company Finning, a cocktail with the Dumoulin brothers and the crew will be held following that at the Metric Garden Lounge @The Bess at the hotel between 5:30 to 7:30 pm.


It's in Western Canada that the Great Romp for the Quebec Cancer Foundation will occur on July 26th (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) and July 29th (Edmonton, Alberta).

"Passion - Performance - Partnerships"

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  • In 2016, he finished exequo with the fourth position of the NASCAR Pinty's Series (4 podiums and six top-5 in 12 events).
  • 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).