MOTORBOATING. The adventure of Martin Rochon on the circuit Grand Prix has just ended after 5 years as a pilot and owner / partner in the class class of hydroplanes.
The loss of financial partners of which a new sponsor who was to associate with the “GP-773" team in 2018 forced the competitor of Saint-Zotique to withdraw for the next season. On Tuesday, after discussions with leaders of the Hydroplane Regatta League, the principal concerned agreed to return the boat to the HRL group.
“I came to the conclusion with my acolytes Daniel Allaire and Jean-François Rhéaume that it would be dangerous to embark on another Grand Prix season without adequate financial support,” said Martin Rochon.
While thanking the people who have supported him for 5 years, the rider noted that his passage in the Grand Prix class gave him thrills that he will never forget. “This adventure has been dotted with ups and downs. The first win in Tonawanda in 2013, the highest speed of timed practice at Valleyfield in 2014 and the races won at qualifying on St. Francis Bay are the best memories, “said Martin Rochon.
The one who had previously played four seasons in the Hydro 350 class was particularly appreciative of his team leader Jean-François Rhéaume, who has supported him throughout the last 9 years.
“My biggest fan, my daughter Camille, will certainly be disappointed with the turn of events, she was very proud to wear her shirt” RTX GP-773 “. But it’s the end of an adventure and I hope it will be the right decision, that it will take my team and me to new challenges. See you again ... at the first corner, “concludes Martin Rochon.
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