Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin Heads to 2012 Summer Festival at Mont-Tremblant
Braselton, GA, July 3, 2012-- The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin heads to the beautiful Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant near Saint-Jovite, Quebec, Canada for the 2012 Summer Festival July 6 through 8.
The 2.65-mile 15-turn road course located in the village of Mont-Tremblant gained legendary status as host to the inaugural Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am) race in 1966.
In only its second year of competition, the series has seen tremendous growth in participation, quickly becoming the fastest growing single-make series in North America. Twenty or more entries are expected at the Summer Festival, guaranteeing thrilling Porsche GT3 Cup action at the celebrated facility.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars have raced neck and neck in the first three rounds of the 2012 season.
In the series’ last outing at the Grand Prix du Canada, Etienne Borgeat of GT Racing grabbed top honors in the Platinum class in his GT Racing entry, followed by Marco Cirone and Perry Bortolotti of 6th Gear Racing.
Jean-Frederic Laberge holds a slim lead in driver point standings for the Platinum Class with Etienne Borgeat and Perry Bortolotti trailing close behind.
Bruce Gregory crossed the line ahead of his SpeedMerchants teammate Robert Maranda to take the Gold Class victory, while Shaun McKaigue of Fiorano Racing took the final podium spot.
Silver Class participants last saw action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, where Robert “Dr. Bob” Seitz took the top spot in both Round 1 and 2.
The course embedded in Laurentian Mountain provides a natural backdrop for classic sports car racing. The GT3 Cup Challenge Canada competitors will be greeted by elevation changes, blind apexes and high-speed corners. Fans are sure to see an exciting show.
Practice at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant begins on Friday, June 8 with a 45-minute practice session, followed by qualifying on Saturday morning at 11:15 am (Local). The 30-minute race feature will run at 10:40 am Sunday, June 10.