Canadian Touring Car Championship
|Drivers' champion||Zachary Vanier|
|Teams' champion||TWOth Autosport|
|Official website||Canadian Touring Car Championship|
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.
Originally the CTCC used a domestically developed rule book, but now the series parrallels the IMSA SportsCar Challenge in using a combination of Group GT4 and TCR Touring Car regulations and homologations for its racing cars.
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.
The Touring Class features cars with minimal modifications. Touring Class was superseded by TCR
Super Class machines have powerful and heavily modified engines and advanced aerodynamics. As with Touring Class, Super was replaced by the international TCR class.
Grand Touring / GT Sport Class
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. The class was briefly split into GT Sport and GT Cup as GT Sport came to represent the international Group GT4 category and GT Cup became a place for one-make cup style GT racers like Porsche Carrera Cup and Ferrari Challenge. GT Cup swiftly fell out of use.
The international TCR Touring Car class was formally adopted in 2019 as a permanent replacement for the sedan/hatchback based classes.
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|||
|2014||Roger Ledoux||Michel Sallenbach||Normand Boyer|||
|2015||Ian Stanley Crerar||Roger Ledoux||Alain Lauzière|||
|2016||Chris Sahakian||Eric Hochgeschurz||Michel Sallenbach|||
|2017||Bob Attrell||Eric Hochgeschurz||Michel Sallenbach|||
|GT Cup||GT Sport||Super||Touring|
|2018||Bob Attrell||Ethan Simioni||Marc Raymond||Shawn Little|||
|2019||Parker Thompson||Gary Kwok|||
|2020||Orey Fidani||Zachary Vanier|||
Current CTCC Tracks
|Calabogie Motorsports Park||Greater Madawaska
|Canadian Tire Motorsport Park||Bowmanville
|Shannonville Motorsport Park||Shannonville
Former CTCC Tracks
|Circuit Gilles Villeneuve||Montreal
|Honda Indy Toronto
- World Touring Car Championship
- British Touring Car Championship
- Blancpain GT World Challenge America
- Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
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- "CTCC celebrates the season by recognizing its champions". insidetracknews.com. December 7, 2015. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
- McDonald, Norris (October 31, 2016). "Racing Roundup: F1 - who's on third? Jimmie Johnson wins race but 22 NASCAR fans injured by impatient driver; Canadian Touring Car Championship, Nissan Micra Cup honour champions; news, views on other racing". The Toronto Star. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
- "CTCC crowns its 2017 champions at ICAR". Canadian Touring Car Championship. October 1, 2017.
- "Champions Crowned at ICAR". Canadian Touring Car Championship. October 1, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
- Wang, Sean (August 26, 2019). "Tight championship battles on track as the 2019 CTCC presented by Pirelli wraps up at CTMP". Inside Track Motorsport News. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
- "17-year old Zachary Vanier secures the CTCC title". TCR-Series.com. August 30, 2020. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
August 2012 - Canadian Touring Car Championship (www.touringcar.ca)