Patrick Carpentier to enter home World Rallycross event in Canada
|By Hal Ridge||Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 08:38 GMT|
Former CART Series frontrunner Patrick Carpentier will contest his home event of the World Rallycross Championship at Trois-Rivieres in August.
The Canadian has five CART race wins to his name and is also a two-time winner of the famous Trois-Rivieres Grand Prix.
"When I heard that Trois-Rivieres would host a round of World RX, I immediately wanted to be a part of it," said Carpentier.
"I have always loved dirt racing, and the last time I raced here [in 1996], we had a double header and won both events on the same weekend."
The 42-year-old will drive a Marklund Motorsport VW Polo RX alongside regular drivers Toomas Heikkinen and Anton Marklund.
2014 World Rallycross Championship: May 3-4 Montalegre (P) May 24-25 Lydden Hill (GB)* June 14-15 Hell (N)* June 28-29 Kouvola (FIN) July 5-6 Holjes (S) July 12-13 Mettet (B)* August 7-8 Trois-Rivieres (CA) September 6-7 Loheac (F) September 21-22 Buxtehude (D)* September 27-28 Franciacorta (I) * October 11-12 Istanbul Park (TR) November 22-23 Argentina, TBA * Counts for European championship