Presented by

Sébastien Leduc

Date of birth:
13/06/1973
Place of birth:
Hemmingford
Class:
  • F 2500

F-555 HAPPY SUNNY

Engine:
Ford 2,3 L Primeau Performance
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Biography

How would you rate your performance in 2023?

We got off to a start that exceeded our expectations. Indeed, we started the 3rd weekend of racing in first place in the championship. Unfortunately, a major racing incident during the first qualification in Valleyfield changed things considerably, as the boat was no longer fit to go in the water for safety reasons, and the driver was also unable to get back behind the wheel following an injury. It’s during difficult times that we realize how important it is to get team members involved. It was also this incident that made us realize the great solidarity between teams and drivers in the HRL. Thanks to many people, we were able to achieve our new goal of getting the boat back in the water before the end of the 2023 season.

 

Will there be anything new on your boat or in your team this year? If so, which ones?

We took advantage of the incident to completely refurbish the boat. The Bert Henderson workshops have installed a new carbon fiber and titanium driver protection cell for enhanced rider protection. Several modifications have also been made to the hull to improve aerodynamics and handling.

As far as the team is concerned, there’s a big change for 2024. We decided to entrust the steering wheel to Michael Tremblay.

 

What are your goals for 2024?

Moving up to the F2500 will be a great challenge for 2024 that we’re looking forward to with our team. The boat is at its best and our driver is very experienced. We’re confident of being competitive from the very first race weekend. On the agenda: lots of fun in the pits with other teams and HRL members, and who knows, a few podium finishes for our driver.

Team

Marie-Ève LabergeCrew chief
Johanne HébertTeam member
Martin GignacTeam member
Marc LeducTeam member