Grand Prix Trois-Rivières - History
47TH EDITION ON AUGUST 6 TO 14 2016
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The grand prix
History

The Grand Prix began in 1967 while racing passionates, members of the Club Autosport Mauricien (CAM), decided to organize a race in the streets of Trois-Rivières. Inspired by the races in Monaco's streets, Mr. Jean E. Ryan, Leon Dufour and Yves Girard, helped by a thirty people comitee, organize what will be for numerous years a unique event in North America. The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières rapidly gained importance and hosted several major series with amazing high calibre pilots. For many years, the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières has greatly contributed to talents development, by contributing financially and providing racing opportunities for young drivers.

Over the years, the circuit has been modified several times, altering the length, the path and even the racing direction. At certain times, the circuit would take the Rue des Forges and even the grounds of the racecourse where they cut the oval to lenghten the circuit. The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières welcomed over the years several major drivers such as Jacques Duval, Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve, Patrick Carpentier, Alexandre Tagliani, Andrew Ranger, Danica Patrick, Ron Fellows, David Emprigham and Paul Gentilozzi.

An impressive number of series have cross the path of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières since its inception and many spectators have enjoyed each of them. Series such as Formula Atlantic, American Lemans Serie, Trans Am, NASCAR Pinty’s, CCTC, Formula 1600 and 2000 and many others offer racing fans a show full of action in a narrow street circuit and demanding a suitable driving technique.

Recently, the Grand Prix is heavily involved with the community of Trois-Rivières, offering both a excellent show, activities for the whole family, helping social causes by donating tickets and allowing troubled youth to attend the races free of charge.

 
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