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.
Races five and six of the 2015 season were held at Toronto’s Exhibition Place.
The Canadian Touring Car Championship was a support event for the IndyCar series.
Drivers would race on the 1.755-mile temporary street circuit in two 40-minute contests.
All three classes, Grand Touring Class, Super Touring Class and Touring Class, competed in this weekend's races.
Races five and six of the 2015 season were held at Toronto’s Exhibition Place. The Canadian Touring Car Championship was a support event for the IndyCar series. Drivers would race on the 1.755-mile temporary street circuit in two 40-minute contests. All three classes, Grand Touring Class, Super Touring Class and Touring Class, competed in this weekend's races.
|The weekend’s first race took place in challenging conditions. Competitors had to deal with a wet track that developed a ‘dry line’ as the drivers put more laps on the circuit. Leading the field is pole-sitter, Nick Wittmer in the Ste-Rose Honda Racing Honda Accord Coupe. Sharing the front row with Wittmer is the second fastest qualifier and defending Super Touring champion, Roger LeLoux.|
|The podium for round four’s top three Grand Touring finishers. On the top of the podium is Fasco Racing’s Lee Chaplin winning his first race of the 2015 season. Runner-up, Pascal Carre stands to Chaplin’s right. Sharing the podium with his teammate and son is third place finisher, Glenn Chaplin.|
|Gary Kwok had mixed results in the first four rounds of the championship but that changed in Toronto. In round five, Kwok qualified his M&S Racing Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X fifth. He was able to jump into an early lead and won the Super Touring category by a margin of 1.035-seconds. Saturday’s race produced the same results. Kwok started fifth, took the lead mid-race and was the first competitor to the checkered flag.|
|In round four at Shannonville, Michel Sallenbach got his season back on track with a second place finish in the Touring category. At Toronto, Sallenbach qualified the No. 46 Mini Cooper Coup third in class. During the race, he passed his teammate Alain Lauziere and inherited first place when Karl Wittmer retired. Sallenbach captured the class victory. On Saturday, contact damaged the car and he finished eighth in Touring.|
|2014 Super Touring class champion, Roger Ledoux qualified second driving the No. 1 Subaru WRX Sti. Ledoux led the opening laps but was soon passed by eventual winner Gary Kwok and had to settle for second place. On Saturday, he started third and again Ledoux was overtaken by Kwok but inherited the runner-up position when the left rear hub on Nick Wittmer’s Honda failed.|
|On Friday, Lee Chaplin was a distant second to Grand Touring winner Pascal Carre - in race two that changed. Chaplin driving the Fasco Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302R started first overall. During the race, he was passed by three Super Touring competitors and finished fourth overall but Chaplin was the Grand Touring winner. His father Glenn finished third – also driving a Fasco Mustang.|
|Touring class point’s leader, Martin Crisp failed to start rounds five and six after severely damaging his car in qualifying. This increased the likelihood that one of the Touring class competitors would earn their first victory of the season. This proved to be the case for Alain Lauziere. Lauziere qualified and finished second to his Octane Motorsports teammate, Michel Sallenbach. In the weekend’s finale, he took top honours in the Touring category.|
|Saturday’s Super Touring podium. In the center, driving M&S Racing prepared Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X is the race winner, Gary Kwok. Kwok captured the victory in Friday’s contest as well. On the left side of the podium is 2014 Super Touring champion and point’s leader, Roger Ledoux who scored two runner-up finishes at Toronto. Completing the podium is third place finisher, Nick Wittmer.|
|The quickest Grand Touring competitor in qualifying was Pascal Carre, the winner of the previous round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Carre started sixth overall in the PCS Motorsports BMW M3. At the checkered flag, he was 35.819-seconds ahead of second place finisher, Lee Chaplin in a Mustang. In race two, Carre was beaten by Chaplin and finished second in Grand Touring.|
|Samantha Tan drove the No. 45 Octane Motorsports Mini Cooper S. In the practice session, on a cold set of tires, Tan lost control of the car and struck a tire barrier and concrete wall. The damage to the Mini was extensive and prevented her from competing in round five. The team performed repairs overnight and she started at the back of the field on Saturday. A steady drive earned Tan the final spot on the podium.|
|The Canadian Touring Car Championship podium for the Touring category cars at Toronto. On the left is round four winner and second place finisher, Karl Wittmer. What a difference a day makes - an accident prevented Samatha Tan from participating the weekend’s first race. In the finale, she started last in Touring but finished third in class. In the center, from Octane Motorsports is the class winner, Alain Lauziere.|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||SPONSOR / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||Super Touring||Gary Kwok||M&S Racing / Mitsubishi EVO X||27||-|
|2||Super Touring||Roger Ledoux||Lachute Performance / Subaru WRX Sti||27||-|
|3||Super Touring||Nick Wittmer||Ste. Rose Honda Racing / Honda Accord Coupe||27||-|
|4||Grand Touring||Pascal Carre||PCS Motorsports / BMW M3||27||-|
|5||Super Touring||Eric Hochgeschurz||8Legs Racing / BMW 330i||27||-|
|6||Super Touring||Bob Attrell||Blanchet Motorsports / Hyundai Genesis Coupe||27||-|
|7||Super Touring||Scott Giannou||Lombardi Honda Racing / Honda Civic Si||27||-|
|8||Super Touring||Arek Wojciechowski||8Legs Racing / BMW 330i||27||-|
|9||Grand Touring||Lee Chaplin||Fastco Motorsports / Ford Mustang Boss 302||26||-|
|10||Super Touring||Tom Kwok||M&S Racing / Acura CSX Type S||26||-|
|11||Touring||Michel Sallenbach||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||26||-|
|12||Touring||Alain Lauziere||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||26||-|
|13||Super Touring||Kyle Tasker||JDS Autosport / Hyundai Tiburon||26||-|
|14||Super Touring||Damon Sharpe||Blanchet Motorsports / Hyundai Genesis Coupe||26||-|
|15||Super Touring||Nathalie Henault||Lachute Performance / Subaru WRX STI||25||-|
|16||Touring||Paul Gravel||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||25||-|
|17||Grand Touring||Ian Crerar||ClearWater Design Racing / Porsche 996||25||-|
|18||Super Touring||Nelson Chan||Kensai Racing / Porsche Cayman||25||-|
|19||Super Touring||Scott Nicol||Velocity Motorsports Club / Honda Civic Si||22||Did Not Finish|
|20||Touring||Karl Wittmer||Lombardi Honda Racing / Honda Civic Si||17||Did Not Finish|
|21||Grand Touring||Glenn Chaplin||Fastco Motorsports / Ford Mustang Boss 302||2||Did Not Finish|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||SPONSOR / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||Super Touring||Gary Kwok||M&S Racing / Mitsubishi EVO X||26||-|
|2||Super Touring||Roger Ledoux||Lachute Performance / Subaru WRX Sti||26||-|
|3||Grand Touring||Lee Chaplin||Fastco Motorsports / Ford Mustang Boss 302||26||-|
|4||Super Touring||Scott Nicol||Velocity Motorsports Club / Honda Civic Si||26||-|
|5||Super Touring||Eric Hochgeschurz||8Legs Racing / BMW 330i||26||-|
|6||Super Touring||Scott Giannou||Lombardi Honda Racing / Honda Civic Si||26||-|
|7||Grand Touring||Pascal Carre||PCS Motorsports / BMW M3||26||-|
|8||Super Touring||Arek Wojciechowski||8Legs Racing / BMW 330i||25||-|
|9||Touring||Alain Lauziere||Team Octane / Mini Cooper S||25||-|
|10||Grand Touring||Glenn Chaplin||Fastco Motorsports / Ford Mustang Boss 302||25||-|
|11||Grand Touring||Ian Crerar||ClearWater Design Racing / Porsche 996||25||-|
|12||Touring||Karl Wittmer||Lombardi Honda Racing / Honda Civic Si||25||-|
|13||Super Touring||Tom Kwok||M&S Racing / Acura CSX Type S||25||-|
|14||Super Touring||Damon Sharpe||Blanchet Motorsports / Hyundai Genesis Coupe||25||-|
|15||Super Touring||Nathalie Henault||Lachute Performance / Subaru WRX Sti||25||-|
|16||Touring||Samantha Tan||Ste. Rose Honda Racing / Honda Civic Si||25||-|
|17||Super Touring||Nelson Chan||Kensai Racing / Porsche Cayman||24||-|
|18||Touring||Michel Sallenbach||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||21||-|
|19||Super Touring||Nick Wittmer||Ste. Rose Honda Racing / Honda Accord Coupe||13||Did Not Finish|
|20||Super Touring||Bob Attrell||Blanchet Motorsports / Hyundai Genesis Coupe||5||Did Not Finish|
|21||Super Touring||Kyle Tasker||JDS Autosport / Hyundai Tiburon||0||Did Not Finish|
|22||Touring||Paul Gravel||Octane Motorsport / Mini Cooper S||0||Did Not Finish|
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