IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Canada

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IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Canada
IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Canada Logo.gif
Category One-make racing by Porsche
Country  Canada
Inaugural season 2011
Constructors Porsche
Tyre suppliers Michelin
Drivers' champion Canada Scott Hargrove
Teams' champion Canada OpenRoad Racing
Official website IMSA.com GT3 Challenge Canada

The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin is a one-make racing series based in Canada utilizing Porsche 911 GT3s.[1]

The Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin features semi-professional drivers racing head to head in one of the largest single-make series in North America. The multi-class structure of the series teaches drivers essential skills for an eventual career in Porsche Supercup or the American Le Mans Series.

The series is divided into two classes; the Platinum Cup, featuring the more powerful 2010–2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, and the Gold Cup, which includes 2005½–2009 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. Both classes race on Michelin racing tires.

The series is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, and is a development series to the United SportsCar Championship. The current series Race Director is Randy Hembrey.

Start of the 2012 race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Champions[edit]

Season Class Champion
Platinum Gold
2011 Canada Perry Bortolotti Canada Shaun McKaigue [2]
2012 Canada Jean-Frederic Laberge Canada Bruce Gregory [3]
2013 Canada David Ostella United States Carlos de Quesada [4]
2014 Canada Scott Hargrove Canada Tim Sanderson [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McNaughton, Derek (May 10, 2011). "Calabogie debut for Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada". Montreal Gazette (Montreal: Postmedia Network). Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "GT3 Cup Challenge 2011". Porsche Cars North America. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ Desaulniers, Darren (August 13, 2012). "Ottawa team triumphs in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada". The Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa: Postmedia Network). Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Two Poles/ Two Podiums Equals Championship for Ostella". Inside Track Motorsport News. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  5. ^ "Hargrove, Cirone, Sanderson, Harris clinch Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge honors". Motorsport.com. September 1, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 

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