The solely Quebecer registered for the annual traditional of the “World Series of Asphalt”, Jean-Philippe Bergeron provides a constructive evaluation of his marathon of seven races in 9 days on the oval of New Smyrna, Florida.
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The driver from Saint-Donat completed his journey in sixteenth place on Friday in a 100-lap race within the inventory automobile class of Pro Late Models.
“It was certainly not the expected result to end the week,” stated Bergeron. It was taking part in arduous in entrance of me and I could not keep away from an accident. But hey, that is a part of my studying. “
This dangerous luck meant his abandonment on the 83rd of 100 laps, whereas he occupied a promising seventh place.
“It’s a shame, because I had started a nice comeback from 23rd position,” he stated, after stopping on the pit cease early within the race.
Very robust competitors
It was in the course of the days of Wednesday and Thursday that Bergeron had his finest moments in New Smyrna, ending every time in fifth place on the finish of races of 35 laps. His report additionally reveals a sixth place end on February 9.
“It was a rewarding experience,” stated the 22-year-old driver. I had a singular alternative to face opponents who have been usually youthful than me, however very proficient.
“The competitors was very robust and I’m glad with my efficiency. I clearly wish to come again subsequent 12 months. “
Many Quebec pilots, together with Alex Labbé, Raphaël Lessard and Alex Guénette, particularly, additionally did their apprenticeship at New Smyrna, an oval observe positioned about twenty kilometers south of Daytona.
Back in Quebec
Bergeron is a part of the record of drivers recruited by Festidrag Développement, this program which permits racing hopefuls to specific their expertise on numerous circuits throughout Canada and the United States.
He will start his season in Quebec this spring by collaborating within the first two occasions of the season on the LMS Championship, that are scheduled in Montmagny and Vallée-Jonction, on May 15 and 22 respectively.
Lessard and Labbé again in Daytona
After beginning their season final weekend on the Daytona pace ring, Quebecers Raphaël Lessard and Alex Labbé will as soon as once more reconnect with the well-known Florida advanced on the finish of the week, however this time on the highway circuit which was the scene, a number of weeks in the past, of a 24 hour endurance race.
For one, the younger driver from Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce will take the beginning on Friday night (7:30 p.m.) within the NASCAR Pickup Truck collection for a 44-lap race. Lessard, a member of the GMS crew, occupies seventh place within the cumulative standings with a harvest of 33 factors.
Then, the following afternoon (begin at 5 p.m.), it will likely be Alex Labbé’s flip to face the identical route, this time within the Xfinity collection, for a race of 52 laps.