Three weeks after the conclusion of ARX at COTA in Texas, Subaru Rally Team USA will visit Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) in Quebec, Canada this weekend! The big news for this round is the team’s guest third-driver; Jacques Villeneuve. Born in Quebec, and son of the legendary Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve, Jacques won the 1995 INDY 500, 1995 CART Series and was the 1997 FIA Formula One Driver’s Champion! Villeneuve will be joining Subaru Rally Team USA for the Canadian round and will surely thrill his home fans. Villenueve has experience in FIA World Rallycross, NASCAR and Le Mans 24 Hours to name a few.
ARX of Canada is part of the “GP3R” racing week as they host FIA World Rallycross and various other motorsport activities during the weekend. SRTUSA’s Rallycross drivers Chris Atkinson and Patrik Sandell are the two primary entries, and currently sitting in 3rd and 4th overall in the ARX Championship standings will be looking for a strong result.
Round 3 of the Americas Rallycross (ARX) Championship Series | ARX of Canada
8/4/2018 – 8/5/2018
HOST TOWN: Trois-Rivières, Canada
TIME ZONE: Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4)
️ NEAREST INTL AIRPORT: Aéroports de Montréal (YUL)
️ WEATHER: Warm. Temperatures between 72-86ºF. Humidity high 88%. There is a chance of a shower.
“I’m really excited for Canada, I have driven on that track before so I know what to expect. It’s super fast on the asphalt section. Just before the dirt section, there are critical double right turns that you have to nail to get the speed on to the dirt and rally style driving is needed on this track. I think both Atko and I will benefit from our experiences.”
“We are really looking forward to the next round of ARX in Trois Riveres Canada. The ARX series is gaining momentum and the first 2 events have been great to be a part of. As a team we have continued our development push and are working to find even more speed. Our cars are faster and better to drive than last year but the competition isn’t standing still either. Personally I am hoping to get back to the podium, where we know we can be.”
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“Trois-Rivières has always felt like my motorsports home, so it’s once again a pleasure to be back. Rallycross has grown exponentially since I’ve last raced these amazing cars, so it’s good to be part of a sport on the rise. I am grateful for the opportunity to be racing a works’ Subaru and will do everything in my power to help the team in its Americas Rallycross endeavor.”
Circuit Name:Grand Prix of Trois-Rivières Track Length: 1,370 m (0.85 miles) Turns: 11 Joker lap: Between turn 4 and turn 6 Jump: YES Past Results: N/A – new ARX event for 2018
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