Canadian Touring Car Championship

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Canadian Touring Car Championship
Canadian Touring Car Championship Logo.jpg
Category Touring cars
Country  Canada
Inaugural season 2007
Tire suppliers Pirelli
Drivers' champion Ontario Ian Crerar - Grand Touring Class
Quebec Roger Ledoux - Super Class
Quebec Alain Lauzière - Touring Class
Makes' champion Germany Porsche - Grand Touring Class
Japan Subaru - Super Class
United Kingdom MINI - Touring Class
Official website Canadian Touring Car Championship
CTCC at Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières in 2011

Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) 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.

Classes[edit]

B-Spec Class[edit]

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.

Following the 2014 CTCC season, in which there were 4 full time cars at the start of the year, the series decided to drop the class for 2015. Replacing the class for that year would be the return of the GT class.

Touring Class[edit]

The Touring Class features cars with minimal modifications

Super Class[edit]

Super Class machines have powerful and heavily modified engines and advanced aerodynamics

Grand Touring Class[edit]

The Grand Touring Class previously appeared only in CTCC’s inaugural season in 2007, but rejoined the series in 2015 and includes marques such as Mustang, BMW, Nissan and Porsche.

Manufacturers[edit]

Participating automotive brands include Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Honda, Hyundai, Fiat, Ford, Mazda, MINI, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Champions[edit]

Season Category
GT Super Touring
2007 Ontario Sasha Anis Quebec Charles-Andre Bilodeau Quebec Alain Lauzière
Super Touring
2008 Ontario Nigel Krikorian Ontario Andre Rapone [1]
2009 Quebec Nick Wittmer Quebec Alain Lauzière [2]
2010 Quebec Nick Wittmer Ontario Anthony Rapone [3]
2011 Quebec Etienne Borgeat Ontario Tom Kwok [4]
Super Touring B-Spec
2012 Ontario Sasha Anis Ontario Damon Sharpe Quebec Nick Wittmer [5]
2013 Ontario Scott Nicol Ontario Damon Sharpe Quebec Karl Wittmer [6]
2014 Quebec Roger Ledoux Quebec Michel Sallenbach Quebec Normand Boyer [7]
Grand Touring Super Touring
2015 Ontario Ian Stanley Crerar Quebec Roger Ledoux Quebec Alain Lauzière [8]

Current CTCC Tracks[edit]

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap · Google Maps
Download coordinates as: KML · GPX
Track City Province Length Turns Layout


Calabogie Motorsports Park Greater Madawaska
45°18′10″N 76°40′20″W / 45.30278°N 76.67222°W / 45.30278; -76.67222 (Calabogie Motorsports Park)
Ontario 5.05 km 20
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville
44°03′00″N 78°40′40″W / 44.05000°N 78.67778°W / 44.05000; -78.67778 (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park)
Ontario 3.957 km 10 Mosport.svg
Circuit ICAR Mirabel
45°40′56″N 74°01′38″W / 45.682269°N 74.027229°W / 45.682269; -74.027229 (Circuit ICAR)
Quebec 2.8 km
Circuit Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières
46°20′51″N 72°33′31″W / 46.3475°N 72.558611°W / 46.3475; -72.558611 (Circuit Trois-Rivières)
Quebec 2.462 km 10 Circuit Trois-Rivières.svg
Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville
44°13′31″N 77°09′36″W / 44.2254°N 77.1600°W / 44.2254; -77.1600 (Shannonville Motorsport Park)
Ontario 4.03 km 14

Former CTCC Tracks[edit]

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap · Google Maps
Download coordinates as: KML · GPX
Track City Province Length Turns Layout
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Montreal
45°30′2.08″N 73°31′20.86″W / 45.5005778°N 73.5224611°W / 45.5005778; -73.5224611 (Circuit Gilles Villeneuve)
Quebec 4.36 km 14 Île Notre-Dame (Circuit Gilles Villeneuve).svg
Circuit Mont-Tremblant Mont-Tremblant
46°11′16″N 74°36′36″W / 46.187707°N 74.609936°W / 46.187707; -74.609936 (Circuit Mont-Tremblant)
Quebec 4.26 km 17 Circuit Mont-Tremblant Track Map.svg
Honda Indy Toronto
Exhibition Place
Toronto
43°38′02″N 79°24′45″W / 43.633952°N 79.412512°W / 43.633952; -79.412512 (Honda Indy Toronto)
Ontario 2.824 km 11 Toronto, Ontario street circuit track map.svg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fender banging highlights series". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  2. ^ "CCTCC : Nick Wittmer first Quebecker to win Super Touring championship". Auto123.com. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Nick Wittmer and Anthony Rapone Crowned 2010 Champions". Racing in Focus. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Canadian Touring: Etienne Borgeat and Tom Kwok seal the deal". Auto123.com. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Touring Car champ crowned". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  6. ^ "CTCC: Scott Nicol Super Class Champion: Damon Sharpe defends Touring Class title". Inside Track Motorsport News. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  7. ^ "Final 2014 CTCC This Weekend 2014 Champions are Crowned". RaceCanada.ca. August 30, 2014. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ "CTCC celebrates the season by recognizing its champions". insidetracknews.com. December 7, 2015. Retrieved May 24, 2016. 

August 2012 - Canadian Touring Car Championship (www.touringcar.ca)

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