MONTRÉAL, April 22, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The NASCAR Sprint Cup Go FAS Racing Team took advantage of the public opening of BRP Space, an urban showcase featuring all BRP products and brands - Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Rotax and Can-Am - to announce that it would entrust its Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear Ford Fusion #32 to the renowned Quebec driver, Patrick Carpentier.
Carpentier, who already has 40 starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, will take over from his teammates Jeffrey Earnhardt and Bobby Labonté on the bucolic California road course on June 26, and on the Brickyard 400 to be run on July 24th at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway circuit.
"Even if I say that I'm retired, I could not miss the opportunity to drive in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, especially on circuits as interesting as those of Sonoma and Indianapolis," reported Patrick Carpentier, who had his best result in NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2009 when he started 38th and finally achieved 11th place. "I'm really happy to wear the colors of Kappa, Cyclops Gear and Can-Am, because I love to use their products."
For Alain Lord Mounir, head of the Go FAS Racing Team, Kappa clothing and manufacturer of Cyclops Gear cameras and video glasses, Carpentier was a natural choice.
"Whenever I elaborated a scenario to choose a driver, the answer that kept coming up was Patrick Carpentier," says Mounir. "We are very pleased with the progress made by Jeffrey Earnhardt. He is improving every time he gets in the car. But for Sonoma and Indianapolis, we wanted someone who knows these circuits because they each present special challenges. When the driver is a veteran like Patrick, the choice itself is clear."
The president and CEO of BRP, José Boisjoli, was at BRP Space to welcome Carpentier into the Go FAS Racing family.
"We are very happy with the choice of pilots made by our partner, Go FAS Racing," said Boisjoli. "The decision to entrust the wheel of the Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear Ford Fusion #32 to Patrick Carpentier for the races in Sonoma and Indianapolis, pleases us very much. Patrick is a very talented driver and he is an avid fan of our products. It would have been difficult to find better news for the public opening of BRP Space."
For further information: média: Go FAS Racing, Alex Faucher, firstname.lastname@example.org, 514-409-0551; BRP, Magali Valence, Magali.email@example.com, 450-521-9944