Anis and Sallenbach win Round 3

Series press release

Mirabel, June 4th 2011 – It was under a great sky and almost perfect
weather that the CTCC competitors got on the track for the 3rd round of the
season at Circuit ICAR.

Starting in the pole position, new competitor Philip Fayer lead the race for
the first half of the race until his engine blew up. That gave the first
position of the podium to Sacha Anis from G1 Racing. Anis was followed by
his teammate Bob Attrel l for second position. Third position went to Arek
Wojciechowski of 8Legs Racing in his BMW 328i.
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First CCTC webisode of 2011 features Alex Healy

Following up on the success of last year’s popular post race webisodes, the Castrol Canadian Touring Car series has decided to step things up a notch with this year’s coverage. Following the first event of the season at Mosport during the Victoria Day Speedfest, CCTC has released this nicely produced video of the weekend.
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CCTC announces race at NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge

Series press release

Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire will
compete at NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge

Montreal and Toronto, May 4th 2011 – The Castrol Canadian Touring Car
Championship presented by Continental Tire (CTCC) and Stock-Car Montréal
are proud to announce the first participation of the popular Castrol
Canadian Touring Car Championship at the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by
Dodge, August 19th and 20th 2011 on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.
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Honda Performance Development supports CTCC competitors

CTCC press release

Toronto, April 30th 2011 – The Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship
presented by Continental Tire (CTCC) is pleased to confirm that Honda
Performance Development will support CTCC Touring Class Honda competitors
for the 2011 season.

Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD) is Honda’s racing company within
North America, and is a subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded
in 1993, and located in Santa Clarita, California, HPD is the technical
operations centre for Honda’s and Acura’s high-performance racing

“Honda was well-represented in CTCC last season with 18 different
competitors in Touring Class alone. We expect another full contingent of
Hondas this season which will put on a fabulous show”, stated John Bondar,
President of CTCC. “We are excited to welcome Honda Performance
Development to CTCC and look forward to another competitive season.”
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Team Octane announces three car team for 2011 – Sallenbach back to contest CTCC title

Team Octane press release

2007 and 2009 Canadian Touring Car champions, Team Octane, announced today that they will be back to compete for the Castrol touring class title in 2011.

“With 2 Series titles and 16 victories in the last 4 years, it’s a natural for us to come back to the series that brought us so many successes” commented Team Owner Alain Lauzière. “The 2011 schedule of major events put together by the Series has helped our team grow from a one car operation to a three car team” added Lauzière.

The team will introduce a brand new 2010 chassis later this year, which will make the team transition to the new R56 MINI turbo platform. The vehicle is currently being built in-house in the team`s facility.

Michel Sallenbach who finished in second position in the 2010 championship, a major accomplishment for a rookie driver, will rejoin the team for a full season ride in the hotly-contested Touring class. “More reasons for me to smile, I’m glad to be back for even more fun in 2011” added Sallenbach.

Team Octane, supported by MINI Original Parts, will make further driver and sponsor announcements before the beginning of the 20111 season, about car #45, 46 and 47.

The Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship 2011 season will start on May 21-22 at Mosport in Ontario for the Victoria Day Speedfest.

Michel Sallenbach is supported by:
Carrosserie Touchette, peinture automobile et industrielle, St Valérien
La Clinique du Pneu, pneus et mécanique, Granby
Lettrage Raoul, Ste Cécile de Milton
ASG Accessoire de Soudure Granby Inc., Granby

Contact: Alain Lauzière – 450-455-2468 (

Alpinestars and SportsCarBoutique Partner with CTCC

The start of the CCTC race at the 2010 Honda Indy Toronto

Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire Press release

Toronto, April 8th 2011 – The Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship
presented by Continental Tire (CTCC) is proud to announce that Alpinestars
and SportsCarBoutique will partner with CTCC for the 2011 season.

SportsCarBoutique is the official distributor for Alpinestars Auto Racing
and Karting Gear in Canada. Alpinestars was established in 1963 and has
grown into a world-leading manufacturer of professional racing products,
high-performance apparel, technical footwear and sportswear. Alpinestars
understands that the best design and research is achieved under extreme
conditions, and its involvement in Formula 1, the World Rally Championship,
AMA and World Motocross and MotoGP has led to the creation of advanced
technical equipment for racing’s top athletes.

“SportsCarBoutique is a perfect partner for CTCC”, stated John Bondar,
President of CTCC. “Founded by Ilker and Isabel Starck, their passion for
cars coupled with decades of business excellence will help to grow their
business and the Alpinestars brand.”
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