Mirabel, September 10th 2011 – Competitors of the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire (CTCC) battled a very clean, yet very competitive race on Circuit ICAR. On the Starting grid, Super Class driver Sasha Anis held the pole position in his Hyundai Genesis Coupe followed by Etienne Borgeat in his Pontiac Solstice and Philip Fayer, also in a Pontiac Solstice. In Touring Class, the starting positions were held by Alain Lauzière in his MINI Cooper, Damon Sharpe in his Honda Civic Si and Michel Sallenbach in his MINI Cooper.
As Round 14 started, Anis took the lead and never gave it away. In fact, he had such a strong lead that his margin of victory at the checkered was of 11.768 seconds in front of Borgeat. Fantin was third, but his position on the podium was not easy. He had to fight for the position against Fayer and Scott Nicol. He managed to get past Fayer who was suffering with a brake problem and then traded places with Nicol for several laps. After the race, drivers shook hands with a smile, happy to have had the chance to race against each other.
“I was surprised to see Fantin behind me during most of the race, I was expecting my teammate Fayer, but his battle with Nicol distracted him and help me stay second”, stated Borgeat.
In the Super Class Standings, Etienne Borgeat leads with 1,407 points, Dean Fantin is in second place with 1,360 and Bob Attrell follows in third with 1,270.
In Touring Class, Alain Lauzière kept his lead position during the whole race and finished first. Second position went to Gary Kwok and Michel Sallenbach finished in third. Sallenbach had spun at the beginning of the race and spent the rest of the time working his way through the field. Each position along the way was a struggle because every driver was fighting for every last point. His perseverance paid off with the podium.
In the Touring Class Standings, Tom Kwok still leads with 1,573 points, Alain Lauzière is in second place with 1,392 and Michel Sallenbach follows in third with 1,305 points.
The final Fifteenth Round will take place Sunday September 11th at 1 P.M. at Circuit ICAR.
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The Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire is Canada’s only professional road racing series. Now in its fifth year, CTCC showcases race cars based on their stock street version. In 2011, CTCC will be featured at Circuit ICAR, Mosport International Raceway, Honda Indy Toronto, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières.
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