Promoter worried about Canada GP future
He told French-language La Presse newspaper that Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve needs to urgently conclude its talks with F1 authorities about extending the current contract beyond the June race.
The Ideal Gift for The Holiday Season, The New ”Trio Packages” Offered in Limited Quantities
The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada announces today that it has put on sale for the first time in its history, special ticket packages that are offering the holder a reserved seat in a different grandstand for each of the three-day event. This brand new product was requested by a growing number of fans and is now offered in limited quantities, in three combinations; Gold, Silver and Bronze trio packages. These trio packages are respectively priced at $485, $449 and $267.50.
The promoter did not renew its agreement with NASCAR
Octane Management inc. confirmed today that it has relinquished its rights to organize and promote a round of the NASCAR Nationwide series in Montreal in 2013. Consequently, the event known as the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge is not scheduled for presentation at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, next summer.
TRIOOMPH Foundation raises $50,000 at its first annual benefit event
Earlier today, the TRIOOMPH Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging students to pursue their dreams and persevere in their efforts to achieve academic success, held its first annual benefit event at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, collecting over $50,000.
The singer will also meet and greet race car fans during « Discovery Day »
Octane Management inc., promoter of the NAPA auto parts 200 presented by Dodge and FLAIR Management, Image, Conseil, are happy to announce today that the young and talented singer from Quebec, Marilou, has been given the responsibility to sing both the Canadian and American national anthems during the ceremonies preceding the NASCAR’s Nationwide series race, on August 18th at the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit.
Tagliani to drive in Montreal in the NASCAR Nationwide NAPA 200
Turner Motorsports will field the No. 30 Chevrolet with driver Alex Tagliani for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on August 18, 2012. Tagliani, a hometown favorite in Montreal, will compete on the circuit he knows well after narrowly finishing second in an epic battle to the finish during last year’s event. He hopes to better that result in 2012.
Race promoter Francois Dumontier admitted he was relieved after the Canadian grand prix was run without incident on Sunday.
The protesting university students and a heavy police and security presence around Montreal has been obvious this weekend. But according to the La Presse newspaper, Dumontier said the ticket sales decline was ultimately lower than expected. “I am relieved,” he said.
Jacques Villeneuve has prefaced this weekend’s Canadian grand prix by admitting he is no big fan of today’s formula one.
The 1997 world champion will be attending this weekend’s race, held in Montreal at the circuit named in honour of his late father. Race organisers intend to mark the 30th anniversary of legendary Gilles Villeneuve’s death. “There’s something planned, but I would like to keep it a surprise,” promoter Francois Dumontier told the Montreal Gazette.
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