Toronto Doubleheader the Next Stop for Pirelli World Challenge GT, GT-A, GTS

July 16, 2014 / For Immediate Release

TORONTO – The Pirelli World Challenge makes its second trip to Canada in the 2014 season, the 25th Anniversary of the championship, but first for the GT, GT-A and GTS categories. While the TC, TCA and TCB classes ran at the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park outside Toronto in May, the GT divisions have their fourth street course race weekend of the season with a return to Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto.

While the FIA GT3-spec cars have excelled on the flowing road courses, the point-and-shoot nature of the street courses have tended to favor the Cadillac CTS-V.Rs in GT. GTS has generally been more wide open with Chevrolet, Kia and Ford all having won in class on street courses this season.

The doubleheader weekend, Rounds 9 and 10, should again see tight action on the 1.755-mile street course. Both Johnny O’Connell and Lawson Aschenbach, who won the GT and GTS class championships last season, won this race last year.

Event/Circuit:
Exhibition Place

11-turn, 1.755-mile temporary street circuit

Qualifying:
Friday, July 18, 4:35 P.M. EDT (GT/GT-A/GTS)

Green Flag:
Saturday, July 19, 11:25 A.M. EDT (GT/GT-A/GTS Race 1)
Sunday, July 20, 12:15 P.M. EDT (GT/GT-A/GTS Race 2)

Race Lengths:
50 minutes (GT/GT-A/GTS)

Entries:
16 GT Nick Mancuso Ferri MotorsportsFerrari 458 GT3 Italia
61 GT Anthony Lazzaro Ferri MotorsportsFerrari 458 GT3 Italia
92 GT Kuno Wittmer SRTMotorsports Dodge Viper SRT
89 GT-A Fred RobertsRPM Canada/Roberts RacingDodge/SRT Viper
38 GTS Mark Wilkins Kia Racing/KineticMotorsports Kia Optima
70 GTS Ray Mason Compass360 Racing

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