Canadian Touring Car Championship
|Tire suppliers||Continental Tire|
|Drivers' champion||Scott Nicol - Super Class|
|Makes' champion|| Honda - Super Class
Honda - Touring Class
Honda - B-Spec Class
|Official website||Canadian Touring Car Championship|
Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire is a Canadian professional touring car road racing series. In 2006, it was created based on the growth of amateur touring car racing in Canada and the pent-up demand for a professional product.
CTCC is featured in Eastern Canada’s main provinces, Ontario and Québec. Race events generally take place in the Greater Toronto Area, in the Greater Ottawa Area, in Mirabel, Montréal and Trois-Rivières. The competitor base expands reach all over Canada, but more specifically in Southern and Eastern Ontario, Québec and the United States.
The concept of B-Spec was first developed through collaboration between Honda Performance Development and Mazdaspeed Motorsports Development with the goal of creating a common set of rules that could be adopted by different racing series or sanctioning organizations. Over the past year, CTCC worked with the Sports Car Club of America and Grand-Am to solidify a set of rules that would respect both the B-Spec concept and goals of the different series. B-Spec is designed to be an entry level and affordable category and highlights one of the fastest-growing segments of the automobile business. Both Honda and Mazda revealed their new prototypes in December 2010. Since then, the Honda Fit and Mazda 2 have been joined by the Ford Fiesta and Fiat 500 at various test sessions. Other eligible cars include the Chevrolet Sonic, Kia Rio, Mini Cooper, Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris.
Like its Super and Touring Classes, the new B-Spec Class will have its own set of requirements and will feature showroom stock racing cars utilizing stock engines and chassis, fitted with a competition roll cage, racing seat and other safety equipment along with the approved Continental ExtremeContact race tires and Sunoco race fuel. Weight equalization will be used to balance performance among competing manufacturers.
The entry-level B-Spec Class introduces a compact car category with stock engine and strictly controlled modifications.
the Touring Class features cars with minimal modifications
Super Class machines have powerful and heavily modified engines and advanced aerodynamics
Participating automotive brands include Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Honda, Hyundai, Fiat, Ford, Mazda, MINI, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.
|2007||Sasha Anis||Charles-Andre Bilodeau||Alain Lauzière|
|2008||Nigel Krikorian||Andre Rapone|||
|2009||Nick Wittmer||Alain Lauzière|||
|2010||Nick Wittmer||Anthony Rapone|||
|2011||Etienne Borgeat||Tom Kwok|||
|2012||Sasha Anis||Damon Sharpe||Nick Wittmer|||
|2013||Scott Nicol||Damon Sharpe||Karl Wittmer|||
- World Touring Car Championship
- British Touring Car Championship
- Pirelli World Challenge
- Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
- "Fender banging highlights series". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
- "CCTCC : Nick Wittmer first Quebecker to win Super Touring championship". Auto123.com. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
- "Nick Wittmer and Anthony Rapone Crowned 2010 Champions". Racing in Focus. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
- "Canadian Touring: Etienne Borgeat and Tom Kwok seal the deal". Auto123.com. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
- "Canadian Touring Car champ crowned". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
- "CTCC: Scott Nicol Super Class Champion: Damon Sharpe defends Touring Class title". Inside Track Motorsport News. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
August 2012 - Canadian Touring Car Championship (www.touringcar.ca)