In 2015, the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) was in its ninth season. With sponsorship from Continental Tires,
the series consisted of seven race weekends at five different tracks in Ontario and Quebec.
The series opened in May on the Victoria Day Weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP).
Following CTMP, teams would compete at Shannonville Motorsport Park, Toronto, Circuit ICAR, and Trois-Rivieres.
The final two race weekends would see the championship return to CTMP and Circuit ICAR.
One of the series biggest changes in 2015 was the elimination of the B-Spec category and the return of Grand Touring. There was a Grand Touring class in the series first season. The championship has three different groups which compete in the same race.
Rounds seven and eight of the 2015 Canadian Touring Car Champion were contested at Circuit ICAR.
The track is built on the runways of the formerly active Mirabel International Airport.
Two forty-minute races would be contested on the fourteen-turn 2.113-mile road course.
Rounds seven and eight of the 2015 Canadian Touring Car Champion were contested at Circuit ICAR. The track is built on the runways of the formerly active Mirabel International Airport. Two forty-minute races would be contested on the fourteen-turn 2.113-mile road course.
|The round eight Super Touring category podium. In the center, is the winner Mathieu Audette who swept the weekend and also won the first two events at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Standing to Audette’s right is the runner-up and defending class champion, Roger Ledoux. The final position on the podium belongs to Nick Wittmer who earned the spot after an exciting race with Gary Kwok.|
|As the engine in the No. 6 Lombardi Racing Honda Civic Si was not homologated for the Super Touring category, the team chose to enter the car in Grand Touring. The Honda was driven by Benjamin Distaulo who qualified fourth overall and first in class for round seven. In the weekend’s first race, he won the category by a large margin. On Sunday, DiStaulo’s competition was closer but the outcome was still the same.|
|Audette Racing entered three cars Circuit ICAR. Fastest of the three drivers in qualifying was Remy Audette but electrical problems in the both races ended his chances for a good result. Team leader, Francios Audette scored eighth and ninth place finishes. The third member of the team, Mathieu Audette won both Super Touring class races. Mathieu was 'four-for-four' as he was victorious in the two opening rounds at CTMP.|
|Qualifying on the Touring car pole by just 0.279-seconds was Alain Lauziere driving the Octane Motorsport Mini Cooper S. In round seven, Lauziere had a terrific battle mid-race with his teammate, Michel Sallenbach, but got the ‘upper hand’ and took the class victory. On Sunday, Lauziere went unchallenged and won the Touring category by a margin of 1.164-seconds.|
|Defending Super Touring champion, Roger Ledoux had second place locked up in Saturday’s contest but he ran out of gas on the last lap - Ledoux was able to salvage a third place finish. The following day he started second overall and in class. Ledoux maintained his position all the way to the checkered flag and earned the runner-up spot.|
|Sunday’s Touring class podium. In the center is Alain Lauziere of Octane Motorsport who took the victory in both the ICAR rounds. To Lauziere’s right is his teammate, Michel Sallenbach who finished in the runner-up position on Sunday and was third the previous day. Completing the podium is Jocelyn Hebert – driver of the Équipe 89 Racing Team Honda Civic Si.|
|Michel Sallenbach drove the No. 46 Octane Motorsport prepared Mini Cooper Coupe. Sallenbach started round seven fifteenth overall and third in the Touring category. He took turns leading the class mid-race with his teammate Alain Lauziere but had to settle for a third place finish. On Sunday, his results were better as Sallenbach was in the runner-up spot at the checkered flag.|
|Round three winner Nick Wittmer drove the No. 91 Ste-Rose Honda Racing Honda Accord Coupe. In Saturday’s race, Wittmer started and finished fifth. Sunday’s contest proved to be much more exciting as he dueled with Gary Kwok in the M&S Racing Mitsubishi for third. Kwok developed an engine issue and Wittmer was able to pass him on the last lap for a third place finish.|
|Making an appearance his first appearance in the series was Pierre-Andre Gosselin driving the Target Racing Nissan 370Z. Gosselin competed in the Grand Sport category. In the weekend’s first race, he finished fourteenth overall and second in class after starting at the back of the grid. On Sunday, he repeated his performance and was the Grand Touring runner-up at the checkered flag.|
|Karl Wittmer finds himself in the middle of an Octane Motorsport sandwich. Wittmer was gridded second in Touring for the weekend’s first event. Driving of the No. 82 Ste-Rose Racing Honda Civic Si, he captured the Touring class runner-up position in round seven. The following day, Wittmer started fourth but an ignition problem early in the contest dropped him out of contention – he finished eighth in Touring.|
|Super Touring points leader Eric Hochgeschurz started the weekend by qualifying sixth in the 8Legs BMW 330i. In round seven, issues for the faster Super Touring qualifiers - Remy Audette, Scott Nicol, Nick Wittmer and Roger Ledoux - allowed Hochgeschurz to inherit second place finish. He was not so lucky on Sunday – Hochgeschurz suffered a brake failure and retired on lap-10.|
|The third driver to earn back to back victories at Circuit ICAR was Benjamin Distaulo. Competing in his first two races of the season, Distaulo took the Grand Touring honours. On the left side of the podium is Pierre-Andre Gosselin who finished in the runner-spot in rounds seven and eight. Ian Crerar was third in both races. On Saturday his Porsche 996 developed problems during the contest and Crerar had to race his Mitsubishi the following day.|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||SPONSOR / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||Super Touring||Mathieu Audette||Audette Racing Team / Acura RSX Type S||23||-|
|2||Grand Touring||Benjamin Distaulo||Lombardi Honda Racing / Honda Civic||23||-|
|3||Super Touring||Eric Hochgeschurz||8Legs Racing / BMW 330i||23||-|
|4||Super Touring||Roger Ledoux||Lachute Performance / Subaru WRX Sti||23||-|
|5||Super Touring||Nick Wittmer||Ste. Rose Honda Racing / Honda Accord Coupe||23||-|
|6||Super Touring||Gary Kwok||M&S Racing / Mitsubishi EVO X||23||-|
|7||Touring||Alain Lauziere||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||23||-|
|8||Touring||Karl Wittmer||Lombardi Honda Racing / Honda Civic Si||23||-|
|9||Touring||Michel Sallenbach||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||23||-|
|10||Touring||Jocelyn Hebert||89 Racing Team / Honda Civic Si||23||-|
|11||Touring||Paul Gravel||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||22||-|
|12||Touring||Eric Leblanc||FUELD / Honda Civic Si||22||-|
|13||Super Touring||Nathalie Henault||Lachute Performance / Subaru WRX STI||22||-|
|14||Grand Touring||Pierre-Andre Gosselin||TARGET Racing Team / Nissan 370Z||22||-|
|15||Grand Touring||Ian Crerar||ClearWater Design Racing / Porsche 996||22||-|
|16||Touring||Samantha Tan||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||22||-|
|17||Super Touring||Marc-André Bergeron||Masif Performance / Mazda RX-8||21||-|
|18||Super Touring||Francois Audette||Audette Racing Team / Porsche Cayman S||21||-|
|19||Super Touring||Scott Nicol||Velocity Motorsports Club / Honda Civic Si||13||Did Not Finish|
|20||Grand Touring||Pascal Carre||PCS Motorsports / BMW M3||12||Did Not Finish|
|21||Super Touring||Bob Attrell||Blanchet Motorsports / Hyundai Genesis Coupe||7||Did Not Finish|
|22||Super Touring||Remy Audette||Audette Racing Team / Honda Civic Si||5||Did Not Finish|
|23||Super Touring||Tom Kwok||M&S Racing / Acura CSX Type S||3||Did Not Finish|
|24||Super Touring||Damon Sharpe||Blanchet Motorsports / Hyundai Genesis Coupe||3||Did Not Finish|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||SPONSOR / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||Super Touring||Mathieu Audette||Audette Racing Team / Acura RSX Type S||18||-|
|2||Super Touring||Roger Ledoux||Lachute Performance / Subaru WRX STI||18||-|
|3||Super Touring||Nick Wittmer||Ste. Rose Honda Racing / Honda Accord Coupe||18||-|
|4||Super Touring||Scott Nicol||Velocity Motorsports Club / Honda Civic Si||18||-|
|5||Super Touring||Gary Kwok||M&S Racing / Mitsubishi EVO||18||-|
|6||Super Touring||Tom Kwok||M&S Racing / Acura CSX Type S||18||-|
|7||Touring||Alain Lauziere||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||18||-|
|8||Touring||Michel Sallenbach||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||18||-|
|9||Touring||Jocelyn Hebert||89 Racing Team / Honda Civic Si||18||-|
|10||Touring||Paul Gravel||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||18||-|
|11||Touring||Eric Leblanc||FUELD / Honda Civic Si||18||-|
|12||Grand Touring||Benjamin Distaulo||Lombardi Honda Racing / Honda Civic||17||-|
|13||Super Touring||Nathalie Henault||Lachute Performance / Subaru WRX STI||17||-|
|14||Touring||Samantha Tan||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||17||-|
|15||Grand Touring||Pierre-Andre Gosselin||TARGET Racing / Nissan 370Z||17||-|
|16||Super Touring||Marc-André Bergeron||Masif Performance / Mazda RX-8||17||-|
|17||Super Touring||Francois Audette||Audette Racing Team / Porsche Cayman S||17||-|
|18||Grand Touring||Ian Crerar||ClearWater Design Racing / Mitsubitshi Lancer EVO||16||-|
|19||Touring||Karl Wittmer||Lombardi Honda Racing / Honda Civic Si||16||-|
|20||Super Touring||Remy Audette||Audette Racing Team / Honda Civic Si||16||-|
|21||Super Touring||Eric Hochgeschurz||8Legs Racing / BMW 330i||10||Mechanical|
|22||Super Touring||Damon Sharpe||Blanchet Motorsports / Hyundai Genesis Coupe||9||Did Not Finish|
|23||Super Touring||Bob Attrell||Blanchet Motorsports / Hyundai Genesis Coupe||0||Fire|
|24||Grand Touring||Pascal Carre||PCS Motorsports / BMW M3||12||Mechanical|
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