This is the only place in Canada where you can enhance your driving skills under the expert supervision of top professional drivers. Meet the highly decorated team who will help you experience the true performance potential of Audi models.
Pierre Des Marais
Pierre started racing avidly in the mid 1980’s, before transferring his knowledge and skills to the organization and sponsorship side of the track. He has been assisting automotive manufacturers (including Porsche and Audi) with driving experiences for several decades. Pierre was involved in the original Audi Driving Experience winter event at Mecaglisse and Mont-Tremblant for AUDI AG in 2011. Pierre is bilingual and the French lead trainer for Audi Canada and has been an Audi Qualified Trainer since 2013.
Rob started racing go-karts at the young age of 12, winning multiple regional, provincial and national championships. Making the transitions to cars at the age of 16, Rob raced the highly competitive Canadian Formula Ford (1600) Championship, winning several races and pole positions. He transitioned up moved up to the Formula Atlantic and Indy Lights levels, as part of the prestigious Player’s Racing Team Driver Development Program. In addition to professional racing, Rob has performed stunt driving for television and film. He spent 15 years as a racing coach and driving instructor. He now spends most of his time as a content developer and lead Audi trainer. He has been an Audi Qualified Trainer for over a decade.
Simon began racing in 2001 and currently races in the Canadian NASCAR Pinty's Series. Sponsored by Castrol, he does a significant amount of off-track appearances for Castrol in Quebec. Simon is a 3x winner of the Quebec GT Championship and 1x winner of the Canadian Supercar Championship. In the off season, Simon can be found working as a quality control engineer for Bombardier Recreative Products. He also enjoys riding snowmobiles in Northern Quebec. Simon is also bilingual and has been a french trainer for the Audi Canada Academy since 2011. He completed his Audi Qualified Trainer certification in 2018.
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