CTCC Presented By Pirelli Launches Its New Championship Season

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The Canadian Touring Car Championship returns to action in 2017 opening at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, and returning to ICAR, Calabogie and GP3R. (Photo-Mike Sullivan/RaceCanada.ca)

By: Canadians Touring Car Championship 
March 18 2017 

Toronto, Ontario – With a freshly announced new partnership with Pirelli Tire Canada, CTCC enters a new era. The change brings more than a new partner, it also brings new opportunities. Additional teams are joining the series and we are looking forward to seeing several new race cars this season including an Acura TLX, a Toyota GT86 and a number of BMW M235iR. CTCC presented by Pirelli is pleased to launch its new Championship season with the announcement of the 2017 racing schedule.

Our fans will be able to enjoy 14 Rounds over six events, equally divided between Québec and Ontario. Loyal to its tradition, CTCC will start the season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in May with the first double-header of the summer. Then, off to Calabogie Motorsports Park in June and Circuit ICAR in July for a one-day event, a first in the history of CTCC. Another first in the series’ book is a triple-header at Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. Already an annual feature of the CTCC schedule, the triple-header will be quite challenging for the teams, but most spectacular for the fans.

A few weeks later, a second triple-header is scheduled for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This September outing will be highly anticipated as it is the penultimate event of the season. Our grand finale will take place at Circuit ICAR at the end of September.

“This new season promises to be action-packed and you do not want to miss it,” states John Bondar, President of CTCC. “Early testing has shown the tire to be very fast and I can’t wait to see how the drivers adapt to the Pirelli Racing Slicks. Plus, both the NASCAR Camping World Truck event and GP3R have been highlights of our season for several years, and now as triple-headers, they will be even better.”

To Experience the Rush, follow us on our social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CTCCracing. Use our hashtag #CTCCracing and visit our website at www.touringcar.ca.

2017 Schedule

May 19-21 / CTMP – Rounds 1 and 2
June 17-18/ CMP – Rounds 3 and 4
July 8 / ICAR – Rounds 5 and 6
August 11-13 / GP3R – Rounds 7, 8 and 9
September 1-3 / CTMP – Rounds 10, 11 and 12
September 30 / ICAR – Rounds 13 and 14

About CTCC

CTCC presented by Pirelli is a truly Canadian Sports Car Racing Championship and a leader in Canadian motorsports. It provides Canadian race fans with close and exciting competition between some of Canada’s fastest race car drivers. CTCC takes pride in the fact that it is Canadian owned and operated, and that it is one of the longest-running professional sports car series in Canada. Notably, amongst the two hundred drivers that have competed in the championship, CTCC has helped to further the career of over thirty drivers.

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