Canadian road racer and Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières record holder Marc-Antoine Camirand will honour the late Gilles Villeneuve's memory in his own way, as 2012 marks the 30th year since the hero's death.
Just like Villeneuve did 36 years ago, Camirand will travel to France to race at the Grand Prix de Pau. Even though Villeneuve and Camirand cannot be compared, the touching gesture brings back a lot of memories.
For one, both are heroes in their own way of the GP3R, and, two, will have tasted European racing for the first time in the streets of Pau.
Three, the trip will have been made possible thanks to the effort of GP3R organizers, since Villeneuve, in 1976, and Camirand, in 2012, were chosen to wear the Canadian classic event's colours oversea.
Albeit, for Villeneuve, at the wheel of a March-Ford 752 single-seater. Whereas Camirand will drive a fully electric Andros Car Evo 2, in the second edition of the Grand Prix Electrique de Pau.