Villeneuve returns to the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières

Seven years after his last presence in Mauricie, Jacques Villeneuve will return to the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières next month when he will participate in the two events of the Legends Modified series.

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Gilles’ 68-year-old brother was recruited by Maxime Tardif’s team and familiarized himself with his car on Sunday during a contested race at the ICAR circuit in Mirabel.

« It’s not the kind of car I’m used to, » Villeneuve said in an interview with Le Journal, « but I had a lot of fun. The sting is still there. »

These cars are powered by a motorcycle engine that produces around 130 horsepower. Villeneuve managed to reach the finish, although a spin made him lose a lap.

moments of glory

Villeneuve had moments of glory in the GP3R, notably in Formula Atlantic where he accumulated victories and brilliant performances.

The Modified Legends Series made its debut last year in Trois-Rivières as a demonstration discipline. In 2022, it will be officially integrated into the program with two races on the schedule.


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