Montreal-based driver seals championship in spectacular fashion
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Jesse Lazare has captured the prestigious championship in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama for 2016. The Door Doctor driver left no doubt by securing the championship with two races left to run.
“This is what we all worked for this year — well, for the last three years, actually,” an excited Lazare said after his round 14 win at Circuit of the Americas this past weekend. “This is for all my supporters: my family, my Kelly Moss Road and Race team, and everyone who has supported me along the way. It was a great way to seal the championship!”
Lazare had his work cut out for him at COTA as the current Canadian GT3 Cup champion joined the field for Texas. “It was intense the first few laps,” Lazare said of the two swapping the lead early in round 13. “But I was able to get a small gap and win both races.
Lazare’s season will go down as one of the best. He currently sits on 11 wins in 2016 and has a six-race win streak heading into the final race weekend at Road Atlanta
Looking back on the season thus far, Lazare is able to put it all in perspective. “We started off really strong and then had a bit of a set-back mid-season,” he said. “It was tough on all of us, but Kelly Moss put in a supreme effort to get us back to the front. This is why I think they are the best team out here. They went through the whole car to find the source of the problem we had. Together we got back to the front, and that is where we have stayed the rest of the year. Door Doctor and my family have been very supportive not just this year but since I was in karting, so this championship is also theirs. It’s great to be able to deliver this for them.”
Lazare’s work is not done just yet. The final two rounds are next week at Road Atlanta, and Lazare has not changed his outlook. “I want to win them both,” he said with a champion’s determination.
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