Difficult weekend for Patrick Dussault

Trois-Rivières, August 14, 2017 — Patrick Dussault was aiming for a strong outing, as the Ultra-94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada presented by Yokohama was on track for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. The weekend wasn’t quite what he had hoped for, as he placed 8th and 12th on Saturday and Sunday’s races.

The Lauzon Autosport/Construction Vincent&Dussault n°77 car was fast throughout the weekend, as Dussault scored the fasted qualifying lap under on a damp track, but the qualifying session was abandoned, and the field was set based on championship points.

The rest of the weekend has been difficult for the 25-year-old driver. On Saturday’s race, he was given a drive-through penalty after a controversial fight. “I had to start from the back, and after that, I just needed to keep my pace and stay on track,” he explained.

He claimed an 8th-place finish for the first of two races on the legendary street course of GP3R.

On Sunday, the driver of the Lauzon Autosport/Construction Vincent & Dussault n°77 Porsche GT3 Cup had another difficult race. He was forced to go back to pit lane for a flat tire, and went back on track with two laps down.

“I have to look at the positive side. The car was getting faster and faster throughout the weekend. After a difficult weekend, I now have to focus on our next event. We’ll be back strong at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park,” Dussault concluded.

The Ultra-94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada presented by Yokohama will be back in action for the last rounds of the 2017 championship, at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on September 1 to 3. 

Article credit: Fannie Brouillette

Photo credit: Ricardo Ruiz/Jet Set Media

Date Posted: August 14, 2017