2018 is the seventh season of the International Motor Sports Association Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada presented by Yokohama.
This year the championship kicks off at Sebring International Raceway as a support event for the 66th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
During the weekend competitors, from the Canadian and American divisions compete together in two forty-five-minute races.
Races three and four are held on May 19-20 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Following Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, teams will travel to Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve,
acting as a support event for the Canadian Grand Prix. In mid-July, it is back to Ontario for a doubleheader at Toronto’s Exhibition Place.
Rounds nine and ten will be conducted on the temporary street circuit at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.
The championship weekend will take place where the season began, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Competitors score points in one of three classes – Platinum Cup, Gold Cup and Silver Cup. The series also offers a Masters division for drivers 45-years of age or older.
The vehicles in the Platinum and Gold Cup categories use the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. This particular model was developed by Porsche for the one-make series that takes place throughout the world. The 911 GT3 Cup racing version is based on the production 911 GT3 RS road car. The latest cars are powered by a motor similar to those used in the 911 GT3 RS model. The engine is a 4.0-liter flat six-cylinder that produces 485-horsepower. The vehicles weigh 2,645-lbs.
The racing version of the Cayman uses a 3.8-liter naturally aspirated flat-six, which produces 385-horsepower. The car is also equipped with a PDK automatic transmission.
Rounds three and four of the 2018 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada presented by Yokohama were held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on the Victoria Day long weekend. Drivers would compete in two forty-five-minute races around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course.
|Zacharie Robichon returned for his third season of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada in the No. 98 Mark Motors Racing Porsche GT3 Cup. Last year’s championship runner-up started 2018 at Sebring International Raceway with a pair of victories for competitors scoring points in the Canadian division. Robichon’s domination continued at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, where he started on the pole and earned two wins.|
|Zacharie Robichon’s Mark Motors Racing teammate, Roman De Angelis, drove the No. 78 Porsche GT3 Cup. De Angelis qualified on the pole for both the opening rounds at Sebring International Raceway and captured second and seventh-place finishes. At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he qualified third fastest and an early pass was rewarded with a runner-up result. In Sunday’s contest, De Angelis earned another second place.|
|Newcomer Stefan Rzadzinski piloted the No. 8 Speedstar Motorsport prepared Porsche GT3 Cup. Rzadzinski was fourth fastest in the qualifying session for the weekend’s first contest at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He took advantage of a spin by the third-place runner, Remo Ruscitti, to claim the final spot on the rostrum. In the finale, Rzadzinski tangled with Michael Di Meo and fell out of contention.|
|Remo Ruscitti was another Canadian competitor that scored valuable points in the opening rounds at Sebring International Raceway. Ruscitti earned third and fourth-place finishes. The driver of the No. 96 OpenRoad Racing started on the outside of the front row for Saturday’s race. He spun twice in the wet conditions and did well to finish fourth. Ruscitti steered clear of any problems on Sunday and finished in the third spot.|
|In the past, the Masters division has been dominated by Marco Cirone. However, Cirone did not enter the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Leading the charge in the Masters category at this event was Perry Bortolotti. Bortolotti won the title in 2011 and was a series regular until 2015. In his first weekend back, he swept the class with seventh and ninth-place finishes.|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||CAR / SPONSOR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||Platinum||Zacharie Robichon||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Mark Motors Racing||29||-|
|2||Platinum||Roman De Angelis||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Mark Motors Racing||29||-|
|3||Platinum||Stefan Rzadzinski||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / DFC Motorsport||29||-|
|4||Platinum||Remo Ruscitti||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / OpenRoad Racing||28||-|
|5||Platinum||Michael Di Meo||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Policaro Motorsport||28||-|
|6||Platinum||Jeff Kingsley||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Policaro Motorsport||28||-|
|7||Platinum||Patrick Dussault||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / GT Racing||27||-|
|8||Platinum||Michael Fantin||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Engineered Automotive||27||-|
|9||Platinum||Perry Bortolotti||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Mark Motors Racing||27||-|
|10||Platinum||Martin Harvey||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Wingho Motorsport Racing||25||-|
|11||Platinum||Neal Walker||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Tullman Walker Racing||25||-|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||CAR / SPONSOR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||Platinum||Zacharie Robichon||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Mark Motors Racing||33||-|
|2||Platinum||Roman De Angelis||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Mark Motors Racing||33||-|
|3||Platinum||Remo Ruscitti||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / OpenRoad Racing||33||-|
|4||Platinum||Patrick Dussault||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / GT Racing||33||-|
|5||Platinum||Michael Di Meo||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Policaro Motorsport||33||-|
|6||Platinum||Jeff Kingsley||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Policaro Motorsport||33||-|
|7||Platinum||Perry Bortolotti||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Mark Motors Racing||33||-|
|8||Platinum||Michael Fantin||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Engineered Automotive||33||-|
|9||Platinum||Neal Walker||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Tullman Walker Racing||32||-|
|10||Platinum||Martin Harvey||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / Wingho Motorsport Racing||32||-|
|11||Platinum||Stefan Rzadzinski||Porsche 991 GT3 Cup / DFC Motorsport||31||-|
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