For a long time, car racing was an all-male affair, with only the vanishingly rare exception. In recent times women have started to gradually break through in various series, both here and abroad. Canada has seen quite a few grab at the opportunity to show their talent, but none of those pioneering women had to date managed to win an overall championship in a Canadian circuit racing series.
Until now. Last weekend during the Nissan Sentra Cup Fall Classic at Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Valérie Limoges finished high enough in the last two races of the season to maintain the lead she had built up in the championship to be crowned 2022 series champion.
“This is a very big moment for me. I'm very happy with this title and especially with the consistency I was able to show all season - it's the key to my championship success. I also hope this title inspires other women to come to the series and to motorsport in general. As for me, I would really like to be back next year in the Nissan Sentra Cup to wear the number 1 on my Sentra/Groupe Gabriel et Total Quartz.”
- Valérie Limoges