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June 04, 2012 News
Monaco de Trois-Rivières Ready to Host Two Championships

Having made changes to adapt the race circuit, with the goal of receiving top class competition in 2011, not even a year has passed and organizers have the pleasure of presenting two championships in the 14th edition of the Monaco de Trois-Rivières.

On Saturday, July 28th, the Monaco de Trois-Rivières event will be hosting the sixth race of the Coupe du Québec, followed by on Sunday, July 29th, the Grand Final of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship. These grand events will be held over four days instead of three, with the presence of Pier-Luc Ouellette, the World Champion in the Rotax DD2 class.

More than 250 drivers from across the world are expected to take their place on the circuit in Trois-Rivières that has been greatly improved for the occasion. The improvements are a result of the Eastern Canadian Championship’s promotional efforts in advertising this event to the world’s best drivers. For this final event, the stakes are high, as the champion in each category will earn a ticket to the Rotax World Finals held in Portimao, Portugual, this coming November..

To ensure the highest level of competition at the 14th Edition of the Monaco de Trois-Rivières event, the organising committee has decided to extend the event.

“We wish to give everyone a show this year and allow the spectators to take full advantage of the event,” stated François Bellemare, President of the Executive. “Four days is not too much because we’re hosting the Final Championship!”

The presence of Pier-Luc Ouellette will also be a major element this year.

“The presence of the World champion in DD2 gives an insight into the level of competition this year,” added Pierre Simard, Director of Events. “It’s going to be spectacular to watch the drivers of such high quality line up on the track. It promises to be a year to remember!”

Ouellette, was put on a kart at the age of 10, tasting victory in his first year. Finishing second in the Championship of Québec the following year, he obtained his first major win in 2001 at the Junior Championships at Montreal. In 2002, he moved into the Senior category and continued his winning streak by dominating the Rotax class at the Quebec and Montreal Cup. In 2006, Ouellette received his first National Canadian Championship by winning the title in Rotax DD2. A first World title was acquired in 2007 at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. In 2008, he was the runner-up to the World Champion in Italy. In 2011, he won the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, was the Canadian national Champion, and won the World title for a second time.

The Monaco de Trois-Rivières organising committee will present the complete programme for the 14th edition of the event in the next few months. Remember that the event takes place July 26-29, at the Exposition Park, which is open to 15,000 spectators. The entry to the site is free.
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