CTCC - Perfect weekend for Étienne Borgeat at CTMP
Étienne Borgeat, an experienced racer from the Porsche Cup, captured his second victory of the season in the Canadian Touring Car Championship at CTMP last Sunday.
The last time that Borgeat raced with the CTCC, in 2012, he was at the wheel of a Pontiac Solstice. Returning to the series this season, the Montréal resident has brought a new machine to the GT Cup battles in the form of his No. 2 Porsche GT3 Cup car.
Borgeat, the winner of Race 1 held on Saturday, grabbed the overall pole position for Race 2 in his Porsche GT3 Cup car. Rob Metka, driving a Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge, qualified second ahead of Ethan Simioni in a BMW M4 GT4.
The weather was finally cooperative for Sunday’s Race, as Saturday’s race was disrupted by rain and fog.
Borgeat went flag-to-flag to secure his second consecutive overall and class win, taking the chequered flag 13 seconds in front of GT Cup runner-up Rob Metka aboard his Ferrari 458.
In GT Sport, Ethan Simioni arrived home first ahead of brothers Tom and Gary Kwok.
Last year’s CASC-OR GT-2 champion Marc Raymond went on to win the Super Touring class ahead of Sam Fellows, son of Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee Ron in his No. 43 Can-Jam Motorsports BMW M235iR. Rocco Marciello finished in third place.
The closest class racing on the CTCC opening weekend appeared in the Touring class events, with Shawn Little and Paul Joakim running in lockstep throughout the twin contests, each coming away with a class win to their credit.
Saturday’s victor, Shawn Little, has assumed the driving duties formerly performed by Scott Nicol aboard the Velocity Motorsports Club No. 57 Honda Civic, while Can-Saf Motorsport driver Paul Joakim leads a two-car Mazda effort alongside of teammate Marlin Langeveldt.
CTCC - Borgeat wins Race 1 at CTMP
Gary Kwok and Marco Cirone win CTCC races at Calabogie