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Tight Championship Battles on Track as the 2019 CTCC Presented by Pirelli Wraps up at CTMP

Bowmanville, Ontario, August 26th, 2019 – Heading into our final rounds at CTMP, the championship battle has been elevated to another level as multiple drivers and teams are in contention for their class championship for the year. Nathan Blok makes his return to the series in 2019, taking over driver duty for Parker Thompson in the No. 33 New Roads/Team Speedstar Audi R8 LMS GT4.  Much like Parker, Nathan was able to quickly translate his open-wheel racing experience into success with t...

Challenging Conditions as CTCC Presented by Pirelli Celebrates the 50th Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières, Quebec, August 12th, 2019 – As the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, drivers and teams fought through challenging mixed weather conditions on the GP3R street circuit at Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2019 CTCC presented by Pirelli.  On Friday evening, the 20 car CTCC grid lined up on a wet track in front of a breathtaking sunset backdrop for the Round 7 race.  As soon as the green flag dropped, drivers immediately struggled with visibili...

Parker Thompson And Gary Kwok Now Point Leaders after an Action-Packed Weekend

Belleville, Ontario, July 1st, 2019 – Rounds five and six of the 2019 CTCC presented by Pirelli took place over the June 29/30 race weekend, with dual 40-minute contests headlining the CTCC Summer Challenge event at Shannonville Motorsport Park. Under summery weather conditions, Canada’s premiere sports car competitors raced Saturday on the full, 4.030-kilometre Long Track, while Sunday’s finale was staged on the high-speed 2.470-kilometre Pro Track. In Saturday’s 40-minute weekend opener, P...

Fierce Competition at Calabogie Motorsports Park

Calabogie, Ontario, June 3, 2019 – Nestled deep in the beautiful Canadian Shield, Calabogie Motorsports Park saw fierce competition, rain and mechanical failures as CTCC presented by Pirelli featured their second event of the 2019 calendar. On Saturday, Matthew Taskinen abord his No. 23 TRC/M1GT Audi RS3 LMS SEQ was dancing with Parker Thompson (No. 1 New Roads/Team Speedstar Audi R8 LMS GT4) at the beginning of Round 3 until he made a mistake that costed him the race. This misfortune ended...

Thompson and Taskinen Dominate in CTCC Season Debut

Bowmanville, Ontario, May 20, 2019 - Fresh faces and new cars filled the paddock over the Victoria Day weekend as the CTCC presented by Pirelli made its season debut at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The addition of a standalone TCR class to the CTCC roster in 2019 was primarily responsible for the increased participation, with 11 vehicles, representing the Audi, Honda and Hyundai manufacturers, prepared to challenge for race victories. However, it was another new entry and rookie driv...

CTCC Grows its Manufacturer Support With Addition of Audi Canada

Bowmanville (ON), May 16, 2019 - CTCC presented by Pirelli is pleased to confirm the addition of Audi Canada to its roster of series supporting manufacturers.  Through its Audi Sport Customer Racing Program, fans and competitors will experience the on-track performance of the R8 LMS GT4 and RS 3 LMS TCR. “We are pleased to welcome Audi Canada to our roster of supporting manufacturers,” stated Dominique Bondar, General Manager of CTCC. “Our competitors have embraced the RS 3 LMS TCR...

CTCC Races to be Live-Streamed Starting May 18 at CTMP

Belleville (ON), May 10th, 2019 -  CTCC presented by Pirelli is pleased to confirm that eight of its races will be streamed live this season.  Starting with the season kick-off event on May 18, 2019 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, fans will experience the rush of CTCC racing in a real time format.  To view our races, fans are invited to follow CTCC’s official YouTube and Facebook channels. In addition, to make it even more accessible, we have added a live-streaming page on ...

CTCC Welcomes Sponsorship With Quaker State for 2019 Season

Belleville, Ontario, May 8th, 2019 – CTCC presented by Pirelli is proud to announce Quaker State as a new sponsor. Quaker State has a tremendous history in supporting motorsports across Canada and with this new relationship, will be introducing the Quaker State Reward. For each event of the 2019 CTCC season, the best lap time recorded during CTCC’s official qualifying period will be rewarded with Quaker State motor oil. The Quaker State Reward will be recognized during the podium cerem...

Lindsay Rice Hosts the Official Reveal of the #18 Rice Racing Audi

May 5th, 2019, Toronto, ON - Lindsay Rice hosted family, friends, and business partners at the Bisha Hotel in downtown Toronto to reveal her #18 Rice Racing Audi RS3 LMS race car for 2019. The 2019 season is fast approaching, and the Rice Racing team and driver Lindsay Rice have just announced yesterday their race car design for the upcoming Canadian Touring Car Championship race series. "It was truly a beautiful event. I felt so honoured to host such a spectacular group of people in such...

M1 GT RACING INKS DEAL WITH LINDSAY RICE TO THEIR AUDI PROGRAM FOR 2019

Future driver announcements on the horizon for M1 GT Racing 4 May 2019 – Set to launch their Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) race program, M1 GT Racing in partnership with TRC, is pleased to announce their first of three confirmed drivers for the 2019 season. With renewed energy and a fresh approach to the 2019 season, M1 GT Racing is pleased to welcome female racer Lindsay Rice to the program, as she will make her series and team debut at the first event in less than three weeks’ t...

CTCC PART OF THE TCR INTERNATIONAL FAMILY

Canada is the latest country to join the TCR family. WSC Ltd and Corner 2 Inc. have signed a one-year agreement to include a TCR class in the Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Pirelli (CTCC). From 2019, the TCR cars will compete in the CTCC events, sharing the grid with the series’ three other classes: TC, GT Sport and GT Cup. John Bondar, President of CTCC commented: “We have been anticipating this partnership for some time now and we are delighted to be part of the TCR ...

CTCC UNVEILS NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH KONI

CTCC UNVEILS NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH KONI Belleville, Ontario, April 8th, 2019 - CTCC presented by Pirelli is proud to announce a new partnership with KONI North America.  This new association will see KONI becoming a key player within the series. Series general manager, Dominique Bondar, announced today that KONI North America will sponsor the series for the 2019 season. This partnership marks a return to KONI in Canadian motorsport.  “It is a great pleasure to annou...

M1 GT RACING TO ENTER CTCC AND MULTIPLE OTHER SERIES IN 2019

Canadian and American events on the docket for M1 GT Racing 4 April 2019 – With renewed focus and energy for the 2019 racing season, M1 GT Racing is headed back to a track near you. Set to compete in several series, and exploring options to compete in a few others, the Audi Sport customer racing program will be aiming for the top step of the podium in each and every wheel-to-wheel competition. Already confirmed to enter the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC), additional Canadian and Am...

CTCC presented by Pirelli launches its 2019 season and introduces a TCR class

Toronto (Ontario), February 16, 2019 – Live from the Canadian International AutoShow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, CTCC presented by Pirelli launched its 2019 season with the announcement of the new racing schedule and the introduction of a TCR class. “I am so proud to be launching this new season, our thirteenth racing season in fact,” shares John Bondar, President and founder of CTCC. “Every year, I am honoured with Pirelli’s partnership and thankful for our success here in Canada. ...

CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT ICAR

Belleville, ON, October 1st, 2018 - With ten rounds of the CTCC presented by Pirelli schedule already in the record books, some of Canada’s most outstanding racers rolled onto the 3.600-kilometre ICAR Mirabel airport circuit for a one-day doubleheader event on September 29, to conclude the 2018 campaign. Although championships had been virtually secured in three of the four racing classes prior to the season finale, the competition was as intense as ever, especially among the GT Sport class d...

CTCC Contenders Counting Down To Secure The Championship Title

Bowmanville, ON, August 26, 2018 - This weekend, CTCC presented by Pirelli was attending another major event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the Chevrolet Silverado 250. The drivers’ lineup counted 18 contenders, eager to take on the four-kilometre circuit, presented a remarkable performance for the spectators. CTCC has welcomed many new race car drivers this season, and this weekend continued with the same trend. Two new entrants joined the field in the GT Cup class: Amir Farahmand from To...

Fulfilled Expectations at GP3R

Trois-Rivières, QC, Sunday, August 12, 2018 - For more than a decade, the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) has been a featured event on the CTCC presented by Pirelli calendar. On August 10 and 11, Canada’s premiere touring car competitors took to the 11-turn, 2.433-km street course for a pair of 40-minute races, headlined by the spectacular Friday night contest. The narrow, concrete-lined track, coupled with a large, 29-car field, combined to produce the inevitable incidents of contact, so...

CTCC Takes On Shannonville For Summer Challenge

Belleville, ON, July 9, 2018 - Rounds five and six of the 2018 CTCC presented by Pirelli took place over the July 7/8 race weekend, with dual 40-minute contests headlining the Shannonville CTCC Summer Challenge event. Under perfect weather conditions, Canada’s premiere sports car competitors raced Saturday on the full, 4.030-kilometre long Shannonville track, while Sunday’s finale was staged on the high-speed 2.470-kilometre Pro Track. Mechanical issues proved to be the downfall of several dr...

GT Sport Spectacular At Calabogie Motorsports Park

Belleville, ON, June 4, 2018 - Following its 2018 debut over the Victoria Day weekend, rounds three and four on the CTCC presented by Pirelli calendar saw the touring car competitors tackle two different track configurations of the Calabogie Motorsports Park circuit over the June 2-3 Kyle Nash race weekend.   Obviously adapting well to the variances of both the short (2.810-km) and long (5.05-km) tracks, Bob Attrell (No. 88 Hyundai/Hyundai Racing Canada), Marc Raymond (No. 27 Porsche ...

A perfect start and double victory for Etienne Borgeat. First win for CTCC rookies Fellows, Raymond, Simioni, Joakim and Little.

   Belleville, ON, May 21th, 2018 - The paddock was full of fresh faces and new cars as CTCC presented by Pirelli opened its 2018 campaign at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park over the Victoria Day long weekend. The three-day event provided many racing challenges for both rookies and veterans, and among them, the changing weather and track conditions. Practice was run under ideal conditions, while the drivers were forced to contend with fog and a fully wet track in Saturday’s season opener a...

CTCC Season Opener promises to be breath-taking

Belleville, ON, May 7, 2018   The 2017 edition of CTCC presented by Pirelli sure felt like a 14-chapter novel.  Excitement, drama, heartbreak and triumph of bumper-to-bumper competition that resulted in three new heroes. On May 18, a new season begins at the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, and a new story is about to be written.   An exquisite selection of the greatest Canadian drivers will soon return to competition, well challenged b...

CTCC Presented By Pirelli Launches Its 2018 Season

Toronto, ON., February 10, 2018 –  CTCC presented by Pirelli is pleased to launch its new Championship season with the announcement of the 2018 racing schedule. We are thrilled to be entering our twelfth season and honoured to have so many strong supporters and partners such as Pirelli this year.   CTCC will again be featured over six event weekends at some of the most challenging tracks in Canada with the traditional two-race format for a total of twelve championship races. The championship ...
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