Audette Sets Sights on 2011 Title
Montreal, Quebec – After running a competitive partial season in 2010, winning in the rain at Mosport, and following a third place championship effort in 2009, Remy Audette and Audette Racing have confirmed they will contest the entire 2011 F2000 Championship Series in their #21 Van Diemen/Zetec. It will mark the team’s fourth season in the F2000 Series, and its second full-season effort.
“We want to win a championship in the U.S.,” said Audette, who was the oldest winner in the 2010 F2000 tour at the age of 25. “We have a crew chief coming over from our touring car team and I think we will be able to fight for the title.”
Audette added he has been training all winter, and the car has been undergoing a rebuild since October. The Canadian was last in the F2000 car for fall testing at Mont Tremblant.
“Last year, if you averaged our points out in just the few races we did, we would have been right there for the title,” continued Audette, who added that the team will be mainly focusing on the F2000 Championship Series in 2011, limiting its touring car and formula ford efforts.
“To win the 2011 title, we will need to consistently get good results. If you win all the races that is better, but we need to be smart and finish them too.”
Audette said he was looking forward to the season opener at VIRgina International Raceway, since the team is always quick there. In 2009, Audette scored a pole and two podiums, and took home more hardware in 2010 with a second place run in Sunday’s race.
“It’ll also be the first time we make the trek to Road Atlanta,” Audette noted. “I am looking forward to that since we keep hearing good things about it.”