Bowmanville, ON, September 4, 2017 - Patrick Dussault concluded his 2017 season as he was in action in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada presented by Yokohama, last weekend, at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, near Bowmanville, ON.
Dussault had a busy weekend at the wheel of the Lauzon Autosport/Construction Vincent & Dussault n°77 Porsche GT3 Cup. As well as the two races initially scheduled for the season finale at CTMP, a third race was run on Friday, after Round 5 at Watkins Glen International was abandoned and rescheduled due to a severe accident.
On Friday rescheduled race, Dussault fought hard to keep his position. He was engaged in a battle for fifth place, and had to concede the fifth spot with only a few minutes remaining in the session. On Saturday, he started in 6th place in his class after qualifying, and managed to keep his place after great fights during the 45-minute race.
“During both races, I had great battles for top-five finishes. Our goal was to finish in the top five in the championship, and that is what we managed to do,” Dussault explained.
The last race of the season didn’t go as Dussault expected. The driver of the Lauzon Autosport/Construction Vincent & Dussault n°77 car had to deal with difficult track conditions due to rain. After just two laps completed, he spun and hit the tire barrier, and was forced to retire early in the race.
“I lost control and slightly hit the wall, enough to force me to retire into pits. I’m disappointed to end like that, but we have pulled a great team effort this weekend,” he said.
This weekend concludes Dussault’s 2017 season, and the 25-year-old driver is positive when he looks back at his first year in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada presented by Yokohama.
“I could not thank enough the Groupe Lauzon and Construction Vincent & Dussault that made it possible. GT Racing team has been very professional and I am already looking forward to next year to continue what we have built together,” Dussault concluded.
Article credit: Fannie Brouillette
Photo credit: Patrice Marchessault
Date Posted: September 5, 2017