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90 Seconds with Porsche GT3 Cup Driver, Valerie Chiasson

What would you be if not a racing driver?

 

I'm actually the founder and CEO of VCE Auto Marketing, i love the marketing side of my racing career.  I hope to be able to help and manage young drivers in marketing their brand in the future.

 

Do you have any pre-race superstitions?

 

I don't seem to stress before a race to I have to get myself going!! so I do a bit of skipping to do this.

What is your favourite racing circuit?

The Mont-Tremblant Circuit!! luckily I lived only 2 minutes form the track for a few years..

 

Who do you admire the most?

I have to say 3 people, firstly Lewis Hamilton and Rene Rast for their incredible talent, but Allan McNish is the one I admire the most.. 

Favourite food?

 

Italian!.

 

Which other series would you like to race in?

 

Porsche Supercup.

 

What road car do you drive?

 

I am lucky enough to have 4 provided by my sponsors, but my favourite is the Porsche 991 4S which was customised by one of my sponsors - Anibal Automotive Design. 

 

Most memorable racing moment?

 

My podium in the one of the support races during the Canadian GP in 2015.

 

Do you have any tattoo's, if so what and where (be honest!)?

 

None, as I fear needles!!!

A dedicated business woman, when she's not travelling the globe fulfilling her own business and racing commitments you'll find Valerie in Mont-Tremblant, Qc, Canada at home next to a wonderful race track!

 

With a successful career touching every sphere of the motorsport world, from karting to GT and prototype, Valérie has made history as the first female driver to climb on the podium of the Canadian Grand Prix. She is a respected and much-liked person in the crazy, dynamic world of racing.

 

Rarely seen without a smile on her face, Valerie has always been one of motorsport's most naturally engaging and entertaining characters, making her a favourite of the media and fans. Off-track, her influence has led her to be a key collaborator for Pole-Position Magazine, where she shares her sporting insight and experiences with readers. She's also the founder and CEO of VCE Auto Marketing Inc.

This year, Valerie will race in Porsche Cup Canada and Nissan Cup. All her races in Porsche Cup Canada will be on TSN and IMSA Live Streaming.