In 2006, The Quebec Formula Ford series acquired a new name and sponsor.
This season it would be called the Formula Tour 1600 Hankook.
The 2006 Quebec Formula Ford championship kicks off in late May with a doubleheader at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Next on the schedule is the second of four doubleheader weekends - teams head to Ontario and share a race weekend with the Ontario Formula Ford Challenge series at Mosport International Raceway. Sanair is the next stop in early July. This event is followed by the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. The third doubleheader takes place at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve as a support race for the Champ Car series. The season ends in late September with a doubleheader at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant.
The single-seater, open-wheel race cars in the championship are powered by a four-cylinder, 1600-cc Ford engine, which produces120-horsepower. A mixture of European and North American chassis is used by competitors. Two of the most successful cars are constructed in Canada – the Aero and CMV. Minimum vehicle weight is determined by the suspension design and ranges from 1050 to 1125-lbs., with the driver. Teams are required to use a spec tire (Hankook Z2000).
Round six of the FSAQ Formula Tour 1600 series was held at the thirty-seventh running of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Drivers would compete on the eleven-turn 1.53-mile temporary street circuit for twenty-five-laps.
|The start of round six for the 2006 FSAQ Formula Tour 1600 at Le Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Leading the field of thirteen entrants into corner one is the pole-sitter, Olivier Bonnet, in the LM Scuderia prepared Vector MG-93. Behind Bonnet is his teammate and brother, Michel, in the No. 2 Vector and the No. 21 Portes Dimensions sponsored CMV of the third-place starter Remy Audette.|
|The winner of round six for the 2006 Formula Tour 1600 at Trois-Rivieres was Michel Bonnet. Bonnet won the previous race at Sanair, driving the No. 2 LM Scuderia prepared Vector MG-93. At Trois-Rivieres, he started on the outside of the front row after qualifying behind his brother and teammate, Olivier. His brother encountered issues during the event and Bonnet was able to earn his second victory of the year.|
|Attempting to keep the winner, Michel Bonnet, honest was Didier Schraenen. Unlike 2005, the 1998 and 1999 Canadian Formula Ford Champion did not wait until Trois-Rivieres to make his season debut. The winner of last year’s event had racked up four podium finishes, two of which were victories. In round six, Schraenen was the fourth fastest in the qualifying session. During the race, he moved up for a second-place result.|
|Marc-Antoine Camirand was entered in the No. 96 Van Diemen RF94. Round six would be Camirand’s only start of the FSAQ Formula Tour 1600 season. At Trois-Rivieres, he also competed in the Grand Am Cup Street Tuner and Grand Sport classes. The Street Tuner category allowed him to add to his list of victories at Trois-Rivieres. Camirand started the F1600 contest in fifth place and he grabbed the final spot on the podium.|
|The No. 21 Portes Dimensions CMV was driven by Remy Audette. 2006 was Audette’s fourth season of competing in the Quebec Formula 1600 championship. Audette opened his campaign with a second-place finish in race two at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. At Trois-Rivieres, he qualified third fastest, but during the contest, Audette could not hold-off Didier Schraenen and Marc-Antoine Camirand. He finished fourth.|
|1||2||Michel Bonnet||Vector MG-93||LM Scuderia||25||-|
|3||5||Marc-Antoine Camirand||Van Diemen RF94||Team Scalzo||25||-|
|4||3||Remy Audette||CMV||Portes Dimensions||25||-|
|5||9||Franc Roiron||Van Diemen RF01||Max1600||25||-|
|6||8||Serge Bourdeau||Van Diemen RF05||Excellence Motorsport||24||-|
|7||11||Ghislain Theriault||Van Diemen RF94||Gis Racing||24||-|
|8||10||Yannick Bourdeau||Van Diemen RF05||Excellence Motorsport||24||-|
|9||7||Eric Van Peperstraete||Van Diemen RF05||Excellence Motorsport||24||-|
|10||6||Marcel Lafontaine||Van Diemen RF97||Max 1600||24||-|
|11||12||Patrick Sweeney||Van Diemen RF98||RPM||23||-|
|12||1||Olivier Bonnet||Vector MG-93||LM Scuderia||12||-|
|13||DSQ||Louis Morin||Reynard 87SF||Equipe Multi-Pret Hypotheque||1||Did Not Finish|
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