VALCOURT, QC, June 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - BRP (TSX:DOO) presents the
2013 edition of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 1st place trophy during the Open House on Thursday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
"This is one of the most beautiful trophies of the Formula 1 circuit,"
said François Dumontier, president and CEO of Octane Racing Group Inc,
promoter of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada. "All propositions were
excellent, but the originality and direct link to our 2013 theme made
the choice clear."
The winning team from the Design & Innovation Centre (D&I) is composed
of Christian Lepine, senior designer and project leader, François
Chênevert senior designer, and Jonathan Mahieddine, designer. Chosen
from among eight Design & Innovation teams by a special jury composed
of representatives of Octane Racing Group and BRP, the concept was
submitted for final approval by Formula One Management.
"This trophy truly expresses passion for Formula 1," said Denys
Lapointe, executive vice-president, D&I. "Perfect symbiosis between
dynamism and technicality, this twisting structure sits on a pyramidal
base representing aerodynamics, fluidity and speed. This year's Formula
1 Grand Prix du Canada's thematic ''Get the Racing Chills'' is
represented by the vibrating perforations contrasting pure and fluid
Lapointe and his designers, the winning team of Lepine, Chênevert and
Mahieddine will be at the Open House to discuss the concept and
inspiration behind this example of design excellence. All spectators at
Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will get a chance to see the trophy at the
BRP booth located near the Pont du Cosmos on race weekend, June 7-8-9,
A short video was produced to showcase the making of the trophy. You can
view it on BRP's YouTube channel.
BRP is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing,
distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles. Distributed in 105
countries, its portfolio of brands and products includes Ski-Doo and
Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and
side-by-side vehicles, Spyder roadsters, Evinrude outboard engines, as
well as Rotax propulsion systems. BRP employs approximately 6,800
About Octane Racing Group Inc.
A Canadian company established in Montréal, Octane Racing Group Inc. is
the promoter of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada by virtue of an
agreement made with Formula One Administration Limited and Formula 1
World Championship Limited (together the holder of commercialization
rights to F1).
Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, Can-Am, Spyder, Rotax and the BRP logo
are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its
Image with caption: "The 2013 Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 1st place trophy, created by BRP (CNW Group/BRP)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130606_C5690_PHOTO_EN_27600.jpg
For further information:
Manager, Corporate Communications
National Press Officer
Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada
514-350-4731 ext. 242