THREE RIVERS | At the end of a race full of twists and turns caused by many interruptions due to accidents, Sébastien Gougeon, of Drummondville, won today’s Chevrolet Urban Challenge contested in the streets of Trois-Rivières.
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Marc Antoine Camirand (2e) and Maxime Plante (3e) accompanying the winner on stage.
Alexandre Tagliani crossed the finish line in fourth place, while Raphaël Lessard, who started from 20th.e place on the starting grid, made a good recovery and finished in fifth place.
First name Arseneau
17-year-old Justin Arseneau won the Nissan Sentra Cup for the first time today, beating Alexandre Fortin, Kevin King, Valérie Limoges and André Lapointe at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières.
This advantage was expected for the Laval driver as he has seven lead positions in as many tests since the start of the season. This time, he was able to hold his head until the curtain fell.
Freddie Hunt, son of F1 world champion James Hunt, finished 12the rank.
Isabelle wins in the Micra
In the Micra category, Jean-Michel Isabelle beat Martin Barrette and Samuel Rowe.
Speaking of the son of the comedian Michel Barrette, he confirmed his intention to participate next year in the NASCAR regional truck championship held at the Autodrome Chaudière in Vallée-Jonction.
Jacques Villeneuve settled for 18th in the first race of the weekend in Modified Legends.
“I’m happy to finish, especially after a disappointing qualifying session where I didn’t even finish a lap,” said the 68-year-old veteran driver who started from 22nd.e and the last row when the start signal is given.
Death of a pioneer
The world of motorsports in Quebec is mourning the loss of one of its pioneers, Claude Aubin, who died Saturday morning at the age of 82.
The man with the mustache would have been recognized in his roles as a stock car driver, circuit owner (including the Autodrome Saint-Eustache) and race announcer.