Shannonville (ON), January 26, 2022 – RACE Events is pleased to confirm that the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Pirelli is gearing up for the 2022 season and unveiling its upcoming program.
After a long pandemic disruption, CTCC is seeing increased positive engagement from its partners and teams. The Series is proud to announce that it will return to the track and commence the 2022 campaign at its home track, Shannonville Motorsport Park.
The CTCC presented by Pirelli 2022 championship will be featuring a five-event calendar and a multi-class structure featuring TCR and GTSport cars. As the exclusive TCR-sanctioned series in Canada, CTCC is thrilled to showcase the tight competition brought on by TCR teams. The series is committed to helping Canadian drivers shine through this unique international platform featuring TCR-certified race cars. In addition, the GTS1 and GTS2 categories will continue to include a variety of production high performance touring and sports cars. This diverse field of production cars has been the flagship of the championship since 2007.
Come Spring, and with further easing of restrictions, teams and motorsports fans will be able to resume their summer activities and enjoy on-track motorsports. Additionally, as border crossing guidelines shift, travel to US tracks will be more viable.
2022 CTCC Tentative Schedule
Exclusive Preseason Testing – April 30 – May 1, 2022 – Shannonville Motorsport Park
Round 1 & 2 – June 4-5, 2022 – Shannonville Motorsport Park
Round 3 & 4 – July 9-10, 2022 – ICAR Mirabel
Round 5 & 6 – August 5-7, 2022 – Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières
Round 7 & 8 – September 2022 – To be announced
Round 9 & 10 – October 2022 – To be announced
New virtual partnership
For the 2022 season, CTCC has committed to having a presence in both real and virtual competitions. As a result of the pandemic forcing more secluded activities, the perfect environment has been created to participate in virtual competitions. CTCC is complementing its program with an emergent virtual championship – EGT Challenge (www.egtcanada.ca).
“We are very happy to be partnering with EGT Challenge and believe that this virtual platform is a fantastic way to promote motorsport. Julien Hébert and his team of dedicated people are great at recreating a real racing atmosphere. Motorsport and its future development can benefit from the virtual community and we’re in!”, says Dominique Bondar, General Manager of RACE Events.
Virtual CTCC/EGT Championship Schedule
Race 1 – February 4, 2022 – Calabogie Motorsports Park
Race 2 – February 18, 2022 – Watkins Glenn
Race 3 – March 4, 2022 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Race 4 – March 18, 2022 – Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Race 5 – April 1, 2022 – Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
Race 6 – April 15, 2022 – Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières
To learn more about the 2022 Schedule, please visit our website www.touringcar.ca
About EGT Challenge
Our mission is to offer an authentic experience inspired by real racing on real circuits with a serious, structured, and supervised organization. One of the keys to our success is our driver development program that includes a coaching approach for novice drivers to enable an evolution of healthy competition and respect for others.
CTCC presented by Pirelli is a Sports Car Racing Championship and a leader in Canadian motorsport. It provides race fans with close and exciting competition between some of Canada’s finest and fastest race car drivers. CTCC takes pride in the fact that it is Canadian owned and operated, and is the longest-running professional sports car series in Canada. It showcases race cars based on their original street version since 2007.
From Dominique Bondar