Toronto, Ontario, March 16, 2017 - Following a highly successful 2016 race season, Downtown Porsche officially announced on Thursday, March 16th that they are returning to the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama. The 2017 season will feature the all new Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup Car. And we proudly introduce our new team driver, Tim Sanderson.
Tim is no stranger to winning. In 2014 he was the Gold Class champion. In both 2015 and 2016, he placed 2nd in the Platinum Masters Champion in the GT3 Cup Challenge.
Tim in his own words explains that he is “absolutely passionate about motorsport” and has been for a very long time. Growing up only a few minutes away from Mosport (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park as it is now known), his first visit to the racetrack was at the young age of 4 – and he hasn’t left since. The 2017 season will be Tim’s 6th year competing in the GT3 Cup Challenge.
“We are excited to have Tim join our team this year” said Helen Ching-Kircher, Dealer Principal and CEO of Downtown Porsche. “His experience, passion and commitment to success aligns perfectly with what we have been building with our racing partner Speedstar Motorsport. We look forward to a great 2017 season.”
When asked what racing meant to him, Tim responded, “Racing is the infinite pursuit of the perfect lap. You just keep going around and around and around and [try] to go faster every single time. Racing is in my blood. I enjoy it. I enjoy the competition, the speed, the excitement, the camaraderie. I am very proud to join the highly successful Downtown Porsche / Speedstar Motorsport team and I can’t wait for the season to start!”
We are equally enthusiastic to have Tim join us. Welcome to the family Tim and good luck this season!
Date Posted: March 16, 2017