IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Canada

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IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Canada
IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Canada Logo.gif
CategoryOne-make racing by Porsche
Country Canada
Inaugural season2011
ConstructorsPorsche
Tyre suppliersYokohama
Drivers' championCanada Zacharie Robichon
Teams' championCanada Mark Motors Racing
Official websiteIMSA.com GT3 Challenge Canada

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

The Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama 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 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 991.2 cars, and the Gold Cup, which includes the older 991.1 model. Both classes race on Yokohama racing tires.

The series is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, and is a development series to the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Randy Hembrey was the Race Director from 2013-2014, followed by Kyle Novak. Starting in 2018, the series Race Director is John Maesky.

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]
2015 Canada Chris Green Canada Orey Fidani [6]
2016 Canada Daniel Morad Canada Shaun McKaigue [7]
2017 Canada Scott Hargrove Canada Roman De Angelis [8]
2018 Canada Zacharie Robichon Canada Michel Bonnet

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.
  6. ^ "Green Seals Deal". imsa.com. August 31, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "Morad, Cirone Clinch Season Titles; Robichon Wins Finale At Ctmp". imsa.com. September 4, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultra 94 Porsche Gt3 Cup Challenge Canada Season Finale Saturday Notebook". imsa.com. September 2, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2017.

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