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LP Dumoulin comes to toronto loaded for bear!

july 11, 2018

NASCAR Pinty's Series: Fourth round - Urban track - Honda Indy Toronto - July 13th and 14th, 2018

Well positioned as interim leader of the NASCAR Pinty's Series Driver Championship, and proud bearer of WeatherTech Canada and Groupe Bellemare colours, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will tackle the streets around the Toronto Exhibition Place this coming weekend in the Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto race (July 13 and 14). The Dumoulin name will bring back memories to long-time fans, such as Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's charge up to second place in the Pinty's race last year, and maybe even going back to his victory in the 2002 Formula Ford 1600 race, on the way to winning that year's championship.

Racing in the home province of WeatherTech Canada, his major partner, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin is going for the win on the urban track. "We were on the podium last year and this year we all want the win! Our strong showing in the first three races of the season is proof that our #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare team is a potential winner every time out. We are out there with one objective: maximum effort and a win at the end of the day," according to Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

"The Toronto layout reminds me of Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, another track I enjoy very much. Toronto adds some complicating factors, such as a multiplicity of blind corners where it is difficult to determine braking points and exactly where to turn in, to hit your apex properly, then find out where to punch the throttle to pull out of corners as effectively as possible. Along the straightaways, you must decide when and where to attempt a pass and still be on the track after a successful attempt and not in a wall with a damaged car. With little or no escape area, the track punishes virtually every mistake," added the veteran driver.

Reminder: Press conference will take place this upcoming Friday July 13th at 1 :30 pm in the Media Room (salon 105) of the Enercare Centre (100 Princes Boulevard, Toronto, M6K 3C3).

Add your name to the Dumoulin cars. "The Race Against Cancer" will be in action in Toronto. Everyone is invited to join our campaign in favour of the Quebec Cancer Foundation. You can contribute on-line at lacoursecontrelecancer.ca

The "Dumoulin Corner": 49 years of history for you to relive "Retour en 2012", a picture of the fire suit worn by Louis-Philippe Dumoulin at a very special event… Check out our team Facebook for all the details, at facebook.com/dumoulincompetition

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Summary - Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin's career

  • In 2017, he finishes the NASCAR Pinty's championship in fourth place (3 podiums and ninth top-5s in thirtheen events.);
  • In 2016, he finishes the NASCAR Pinty's championship exequo with the fourth position (top-5 six times 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).