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Green International Rally of Montreal

Montreal welcomes the Green International Rally of Montreal, a stage of the Cup of the FIA ​​Alternative Energies

September 30, October 1 and 2 will be held next green Montreal International Rally 2011. This event, unique in America is organized, among others, in collaboration with Hydro-Quebec and the City of Montreal. Sanctioned by the International Federation of Automobile (FIA) and ASN Canada FIA, the event is part of the Alternative Energies Cup, an international FIA championship that takes place in a dozen countries on four continents over the past five years . Green International Rally of Montreal, which is at its fifth edition (the first under this name), can count on the participation of many car manufacturers including Honda Canada, Toyota Canada and Mitsubishi Canada, in addition to enjoying the support of many other partners such as CAA-Quebec and Budget Propane.

As was the case during the first four editions, this competition will be held in compliance with the International Sporting Code, the standard regulations Rally regularity of the FIA ​​and the specific regulations of the event. Registered vehicles will be divided in many categories: hybrid, electric, biofuel, diesel and others, in particular according to their weight (car, sport-utility vehicle, truck, prototype, etc.).. This test regularity is reserved to all vehicles using alternative fuels or energy sources. It is not a speed test on closed roads or a competitive race at low speed, but a real challenge for green cars, ran a normal speeds.

The course of this test, which takes place over three days, will be a distance of six hundred (600) kilometers and take participants first on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for a short ordeal on Friday evening. On Saturday, it is in the region of Lachute will host the competition in the enchanting decor beautiful autumnal landscape of the Laurentians, and then move on Sunday on the South Shore to Saint-Hyacinthe before passing Boucherville and ended in downtown Montreal.

McGill College Avenue, in downtown Montreal, will be a daily update of departure and arrival of the rally. This magnificent street Montreal, opened on Mount Royal, will also be the site of exposure or will be presented the technologies and alternative energies participating companies. This "ecological rally" will bring together teams from Europe, Ontario and Quebec. It represents the ideal opportunity to see different vehicles in action powered by alternative energy in the context of a public event under the challenge of better eating.

It is surrounded by Roger Peart, president of the ASN Canada FIA, the sanctioning body in the country repesentant the FIA, and Claude Quenneville, spokesman for the event, Peter Duncan, the instigator of the event , said today in Montreal: "It is with great pride that we offer Montrealers a car event without noise and green in the city center. Combined with our exposure, it allows us to meet the challenge to discover all kinds of alternative energies. "

In compliance with the regulations of this ordeal, each vehicle will be weighed with the crew and each energy (gas, electricity, propane, etc..) Will be carefully measured to obtain an index of consumption for each vehicle. As for the course, it will be developed with regularity tests or cars must follow a predetermined route has specific speeds or will Concealed scheduling controls caches that record the minutes and seconds of delay or advance to be a sports ranking . Both rankings (the index of consumption and regularity tests) will be the combined result to determine the winners in each category.

"The advent of alternative energy is a global reality recognized by the FIA ​​and the World Cup is probably a glimpse of what the future holds even in high-level competition, said Roger Peart. It is a real pleasure to work with as a promoter Peter Duncan that concept is ac heart and engages from the first time in this new World Cup. "

Grace has an exchange program set up with the prestigious Automobile Club de Monaco, the winning team of Green International Rally Montreal shall be invited to participate in the 6th Monte Carlo Rally for Alternative Energy Vehicles in March 2012. From same way, Montreal will host Team "City of Clermont-Ferrant," winner of the 2011 edition of the rally at the wheel of a Citroen C3.

For more information regarding the conduct, registration fees, Accommodation or for complete regulations Green International Rally of Montreal, visit www.rallye-alternative.com website.

For further details when a registration or the eligibility of a vehicle, please contact Yvon Beausoleil [email protected] Entries in green Rallye International de Montreal must be supplemented later than 23 September 2011.

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