Entries Rolling in for 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada Season
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Ahead of the eighth season of competition for the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, a wave of cars has officially entered to compete in the IMSA-sanctioned series.

Sebring International Raceway is set to host the season-opening pair of races for Porsche GT3 Cup Canada next month, with the first race on Thursday, March 15 at 4:25 p.m. ET and the second on Friday, March 16 at 11:25 a.m. Both 45-minute races will be streamed live on IMSA.com and are in conjunction with the series’ American counterpart – Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.

Bringing a winning lineup of drivers for its 2018 campaign, Mark Motors Racing is eager for its return to the series. After winning the 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Gold championship, 16-year-old driving phenom Roman de Angelis has now moved up to the Platinum class. He will battle alongside teammate Zach Robichon, who finished runner-up in the series’ 2017 Platinum class standings after scoring two wins last season.

“Finding young talent like this is rare, so we feel very fortunate to have Roman De Angelis sporting the Mark Motors Racing green for a second season,” said the team’s Executive Vice President & Owner Liza Mrak. “The dynamic between Roman & teammate Zach Robichon is something very special. They are very supportive of one another, and that goes a long way for a team, and with Roman now in Platinum class I am confident Mark Motors Racing will be conquering the podium this season!”

Mark Motors is also supporting the single-car entry of OpenRoad Racing with driver Remo Ruscitti in his sophomore season with the team. Ruscitti competed in all but three rounds of the 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Platinum season after coming from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

Also entering his sophomore season is Patrick Dussault, who returns with GT Racing and posted a best finish of third in the Platinum class during his rookie year in 2017.

Additionally, a multiple-car effort is set to come from Policaro Motorsport with Sports Car Boutique. Jeffrey Kingsley and Nelson Mason will be in two of the team’s race cars. Kinglsey joins the series after collecting one win and Rookie of the Year honors in the 2017 Canadian Touring Car Championship, while Mason comes off a stint in the World Series Formula V8 3.5 Championship.

With the entry deadline set for February 27, more teams are expected to announce their upcoming participation in Porsche GT3 Cup Canada. For more information on the 2018 season, please visit IMSA.com and follow along with the conversation on social media using #GT3CAN.

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