The information is nice for Quebec racing driver Mikael Grenier as Mercedes-AMG has simply renewed its contract with the athlete for 2 extra years. This is a first contract, for all times, lasting greater than a 12 months for Grenier.
“It’s a goal for all riders to sign with a manufacturer. Signing for more than a year is a symbol of a bit of stability, which is rather rare in our environment. I’m really happy to have come to this,” says Grenier.
After a season on the DTM circuit, Mikael will return subsequent 12 months to what he prefers and what he excels at: endurance racing. “My best races of the season have been endurance races,” provides Grenier. Happy to have skilled within the DTM, he got here out of it stronger and even higher: “The DTM was a great experience. It was fun to race alone in the car versus the endurance races where you have to share the car with two or three drivers. I will still do sprint races next season but in a different format than the DTM championship. But he says he is definitely happy to return to endurance racing. “Endurance is a different challenge that I love! Driving at night is a very special feeling. 24-hour races are very difficult physically, you have to be perfect for 24 hours if you want to fight for victory”, provides Grenier.
So, after a final race this season, which is able to happen from December 9 to 11, in endurance within the GT Challenge intercontinental championship in Abu Dhabi, Grenier will take a well-deserved relaxation earlier than resuming in January the place he’ll set the monitor on fireplace on the 24 Hours of Daytona. A promising season!
Born on October 17, 1992 in Quebec City, he made his karting debut in 1999 on the age of seven and did not take lengthy to face out on the earth of motor racing having gained a number of honors from a younger age. He made the leap to single-seaters in 2008 in Formula BMW Americas and completed the season in fourth place, scoring six podiums together with at Laguna Seca, Road America, Interlagos and on the Montreal Grand Prix in the course of the Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend. In 2009, he moved to Star Mazda and picked up two podiums throughout the identical weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park to lastly take his first victory within the collection in 2010 on the Autobahn in Chicago.
He began the 2011 season in Indy Lights however couldn’t end it attributable to lack of funds. In 5 begins, his greatest result’s fifth place at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. During the 2013 season, Mikael was invited by the KV Racing Technology workforce in Indycar to participate within the end-of-season exams in Sébring, Florida. Mikael impresses alongside the workforce’s number one driver Sébastien Bourdais. Following the exams, the funds being unattainable to satisfy, Mikael was named growth driver, permitting him to be current in all of the races of the 2014 season.
The 12 months 2016 marks the return to competitors for Mikael in Italy, this time within the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia collection, with the Tsunami Racing workforce, and Junior driver of the Porsche Italia Scholarship program.
Recently, he got here first within the Pro Am class within the Intercontinental Gt Challenge championship and within the Asian Le Mans Series championship.
After signing with Mercedes-AMG within the spring of 2022, Mikael proclaims that he’ll now race within the DTM championship. The famend DTM collection (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft) or German Touring Car Championship, is an especially prestigious and widespread collection in Europe. This is due to this fact a super step ahead for the profession of Mikael Grenier, who’s participating in these main races for the Gruppe M workforce with Mercedes-AMG. Mikael is simply the second Quebec driver to develop into an official Mercedes AMG-DTM GT driver and to take part within the prestigious DTM collection after Bruno Spengler.