This year’s Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin kicks off on the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Drivers will collect championship points during Saturday and Sunday’s forty-five-minute heat races.
Each event on the 2014 calendar is a doubleheader race weekend.
The series then travels to Calabogie Motorsports Park in mid-June for rounds three and four.
Next on the schedule is the series most high-profile weekend when teams compete at Toronto’s
Exhibition Place as a support event for the Honda Toronto Indy. This is followed by a trip to Quebec for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres.
Championships are decided during the final two races of the season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 Weekend.
Drivers score points towards one of three classes. There is also a Masters division for drivers 45-years of age and older.
A 3.8-liter aluminum six-cylinder engine powers the current generation Porsche GT3 Cup. The motor produces 460-horsepower at 8,500-rpm and is fitted to a six-speed sequential transmission. Stopping the Porsche are aluminum six-piston calipers on the front – while the rear is equipped with four-piston calipers. The alloy rims on the front of the Porsche are 9.5J X 18 and use 24/64-18 Michelin tires. And, on the rear are 12J X 18 wheels with 30/68-18 tires. The GT3 Cup weighs just over 1,180-kg.
The final weekend of the 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada took place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park as a support event for the NASCAR Trucks Chevrolet Silverado 250. Drivers would compete in two forty-five-minute heat races around the ten turn 2.459-mile road circuit.
|The first lap through Moss Corner for the penultimate race of the 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada season. Leading the field of fifteen starters is the pole-sitter, Scott Hargrove, in the No. 69 OpenRoad Racing Porsche GT3 Cup. Behind Hargrove is the third-fastest qualifier, Spencer Pigot, driving the No. 21 Alegra Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup. Trailing the leaders are Chris Green, Etienne Borgeat and Jerimy Daniel.|
|Scott Hargrove’s debut in round one of the series was only supposed to be a one-off. For the remainder of the season, the No. 69 OpenRoad Racing Porsche GT3 Cup would be driven by Christian Chia. However, Chia stepped aside and Hargrove racked up ten podiums in as many starts - six were victories. He simply needed to start this year’s finale to claim the Platinum Cup but proceeded to win the last two contests of 2014.|
|The title chase for the Gold Cup came down to two drivers, Tim Sanderson and newcomer Jerimy Daniel. Entering the final weekend, the pair were separated by four points, with Sanderson leading the championship. In Saturday’s contest, Sanderson qualified second to Daniel. During the race, he passed Daniel and claimed the win. In the finale, Sanderson finished behind Daniel, but he clinched the title by two markers.|
|Finishing second in the 2014 Platinum Cup standings by twenty-two points, was last year’s runner-up, Chris Green. Green, driving the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup, entered the final weekend with two victories. For the season’s penultimate race, he qualified second and finished the race 0.710-seconds behind the winner, Scott Hargrove. On Sunday, Green started second but ended the year with a third-place finish.|
|Jerimy Daniel scored a pair of Gold Cup victories in his series debut. However, Daniel would spend the remainder of the season digging himself out the points hole created when he failed to finish both rounds at Calabogie Motorsports Park. He entered the finale trailing Tim Sanderson in the title hunt but beat him in Saturday’s contest. Unfortunately, Daniel finished second the next day and lost the crown by two markers.|
|Like Scott Hargrove, Silver Cup competitor Chuck Harris only needed to start the final weekend to claim the class championship. Again, like Hargrove, Harris won the last two rounds of the 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and clinched the title. Driving the No. 50 Alegra Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup, he would end the season with nine class victories in ten starts.|
|Winning his second consecutive Platinum Masters Cup championship and finishing fourth in the overall standings was Marco Cirone. Cirone drove the No. 88 Mark Motors Racing Porsche GT3 Cup and often finished behind the front-runners – Scott Hargrove, Chris Green and Spencer Pigot. During the season, he finished fourth five-times and had a season-high second-place in round three at Toronto’s Exhibition Place.|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||CAR / SPONSOR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||Platinum||Scott Hargrove||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / OpenRoad Racing||31||-|
|2||Platinum||Chris Green||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Pfaff Motorsport||31||-|
|3||Platinum||Spencer Pigot||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Alegra Motorsports||31||-|
|4||Platinum||Marco Cirone||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Mark Motors Racing||31||-|
|5||Gold||Tim Sanderson||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / Alegra Motorsports||31||-|
|6||Gold||Jerimy Daniel||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / TRC||31||-|
|7||Platinum||Etienne Borgeat||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / GT Racing||31||-|
|8||Platinum||Carlos De Quesada||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Alegra Motorsports||31||-|
|9||Gold||Ilker Starck||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / SCB Racing||30||-|
|10||Platinum||Andre Belzile||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / GT Racing||30||-|
|11||Gold||Shaun McKaigue||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / Fiorano Racing||30||-|
|12||Gold||Martin Harvey||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / Wingho Motorsport Racing||30||-|
|13||Silver||Chuck Harris||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / Alegra Motorsports||29||-|
|14||Silver||Keith Bass||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / Alegra Motorsports||28||-|
|15||Platinum||Perry Bortolotti||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Mark Motors Racing||27||Did Not Finish|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||CAR / SPONSOR/font>||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||Platinum||Scott Hargrove||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / OpenRoad Racing||33||-|
|2||Platinum||Spencer Pigot||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Alegra Motorsports||33||-|
|3||Platinum||Chris Green||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Pfaff Motorsport||33||-|
|4||Platinum||Marco Cirone||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Mark Motors Racing||33||-|
|5||Platinum||Etienne Borgeat||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / GT Racing||33||-|
|6||Platinum||Carlos De Quesada||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Alegra Motorsports||33||-|
|7||Platinum||Perry Bortolotti||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Mark Motors Racing||33||-|
|8||Platinum||Andre Belzile||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / GT Racing||32||-|
|9||Gold||Jerimy Daniel||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / TRC||32||-|
|10||Gold||Tim Sanderson||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / Alegra Motorsports||32||-|
|11||Gold||Ilker Starck||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / SCB Racing||32||-|
|12||Gold||Shaun McKaigue||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / Fiorano Racing||32||-|
|13||Silver||Chuck Harris||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / Alegra Motorsports||31||-|
|14||Silver||Keith Bass||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / Alegra Motorsports||30||-|
|-||Gold||Martin Harvey||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup / Wingho Motorsport Racing||-||Did Not Start|
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