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Old 04-11-2012, 09:12 PM
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Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Series Kicks Off at CTMP in May!!

New Season Set For Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin
ATLANTA, Thursday, April 9, 2012 – The second season of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge
Canada by Michelin is set to begin in just over a month, and the one-make series will be bigger
and brighter when the first green flag waves in 2012.
An expanded schedule, more teams and a new series website are all combining to create
momentum for a series still in its infancy. The momentum for the series would not be happening,
however, if not for the great on-track product produced in 2011 by semi-professional drivers all
piloting one of the most successful race cars ever – the iconic Porsche 911.
The five-race 2012 calendar includes return trips to Mosport, Calabogie, and Montreal in
conjunction with the Formula One Grand Prix du Canada. A second trip to Mosport will kick-off
the season in addition to the track’s July 20-22 date. New for 2012 is a race at one of Canada’s
most historic racing venues: Mont-Tremblant. The twisting, 17-turn course was the site of the
Canadian Grand Prix in both 1968 and 1970, and is considered one of the most demanding racetracks
in the world.
With season-long entries still being submitted, nearly 20 team and driver combinations are
expected to be competing in 2012. There are 18 confirmed entries for the season-opening race
May 19-20 at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario.
Returning Platinum Cup champion Perry Bortolotti and U.S. GT3 stalwart Marco Cirone will
team up at 6th Gear Racing and are expected to be two of the drivers vying for the
championship. Team SpeedMerchants is also returning and is expected to field as many as six
cars in 2012 including entries for veteran Randy Oswald and newcomer Jean-Frederic Laberge.
Longtime Porsche mechanic and engineer Gianni Panico’s Fiorano Racing could also be a
championship contender. Panico will field 2011 Gold Cup champion Shaun McKaigue in 2012.
Also returning to the series is Martin Harvey, who will be step up to the Platinum Cup, and
Robert Seitz who will defend his Silver Cup title.
New faces on the scene include Canadian Touring Car veteran Ilker Stark and his SportsCar
Boutique outfit, GT Racing’s Etienne Borgeat, and Pfaff Automotive Partners will field a nonchampionship
entry for guest driver Kyle Marcelli. All have lofty aspirations for year-two of the
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin.
The all-new www.IMSAChallenge.ca will be the ultimate source for everything GT3 Cup
Challenge Canada. News, entry lists and results as well as team and driver information can be
found at the click of a mouse. Live timing and scoring for all official on-track activity will be
available from the new site as well as hi-resolution photography and video features from each
event.
The opening round at Mosport International Raceway May, 19-20 is part of the Victoria Day
SpeedFest weekend.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:54 PM
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19 entries ready to go for the inaugural GT3 Canada Race at CTMP! At least one more possible.

Porsche sold 7 brand new Cup cars to Canada this year!

Montreal is a blended race meaning that it is the US Series again and the Canadian Series is invited but will run for its own Championship points concurrently. Also, no Silver Class - Platinum and Gold cars only.

Based on last year's entry and add this year's Canadian entries and that could mean 35+ GT3 Cup cars in the race on Sunday!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:07 PM
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Re: Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Series Kicks Off at CTMP in May!!

Yahoo!!! We are up to 21 GT3 Cup Canada entries for the kick-off weekend!!

There are 25 entries for Montreal, the event right after it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:50 AM
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Re: Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Series Kicks Off at CTMP in May!!

Sorry Terry, I don't see any reference to a certain 'CTMP' in the original press release!
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:18 AM
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New Season Set For Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin
The five-race 2012 calendar includes return trips to Mosport, Calabogie, and Montreal in conjunction with the Formula One Grand Prix du Canada. There are 18 confirmed entries for the season-opening race May 19-20 at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario.
The opening round at Mosport International Raceway May, 19-20 is part of the Victoria Day
SpeedFest weekend.
It is in there although at the time of the release it referred to the 'old name'.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:31 AM
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It is in there although at the time of the release it referred to the 'old name'.
I am being sarcastic.

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I am being sarcastic.

(Ronny, Ronny, what have you done...)
Thats getting old, give it a rest already.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:36 AM
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Re: Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Series Kicks Off at CTMP in May!!

Two of the IMSA operational trucks are as we speak headed to CTMP directly from Laguna Seca for this coming weekend's event.

Most of the technical, pit lane and Race Control IMSA Officials for the GT3 Cup Canada Series are Canadians. With 22 entries in its second year, it is the fastest growing series in North America.

The entry for the Montreal F1 event is at 35 with 11 of those being from the Canadian Series.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:13 AM
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The weather is forecast to be outstanding for this weekend!!!

Lots of great racing to watch and lots of time to absorb and appreciate all the changes that have happened over the winter to our favourite race track!!!

Drop by and say 'Hi'!!!

Cya there!!!
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Re: Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Series Kicks Off at CTMP in May!!

What a great way to start the season!!!

Two 45 minute races that went from Green Flag to Checkered Flag each time!! Lots of action and good racing throughout the field! Bruce Gregory taking the Gold Class win in Sunday's race. Guest Driver Kyle Marcelli taking the overall win in both races but as he is a Guest Driver and ineligible for points, the first place Platinum car today was the car of Jean-Frederic Laberge from SpeedMerchants right here in Ottawa.

Richard Muise and Chuck Payne both got their feet wet in the pro racing side of the business as IMSA Officials.

Good racing, amazing crowds, even more impressive facility. What they have done in a few months at CTMP is nothing short of mind boggling. And there is so much more still to be done!!!

Late this morning, they were still backed up to the main road waiting to get in!!
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Re: Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Series Kicks Off at CTMP in May!!

What a great start to your series Terry! But I humbly suggest that the next time you have a pro driver as a 'guest driver' that they be made to start at the back for the 1st race and then what ever position they get up to from that race is the position they start from in the 2nd race just to make it more exciting.
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What a great start to your series Terry! But I humbly suggest that the next time you have a pro driver as a 'guest driver' that they be made to start at the back for the 1st race and then what ever position they get up to from that race is the position they start from in the 2nd race just to make it more exciting.
Yup, valid comment, Doug! It definitely has created a lot of internal discussion as to how to best handle it. It was sort of settling itself out as the weekend shook out a bit. Thanx for the feedback!!

Next event is at Montreal!!!
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What a great Race Weekend. Lots of good racing.

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