Driver receives top prize for a year following his season win
OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Now in its sixth year of competition, the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama is still going strong. The three classes of Porsche GT3 Cup cars provided fans and drivers alike with great racing and epic Championship battles that were contested to the very end at the final weekend event for 2016 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Daniel Morad emerged as the Platinum Cup winner of the 2016 Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama.
In addition to his trophy, Platinum Cup champion Daniel Morad took home a new Porsche 911 Carrera, which he will have the pleasure of driving for one year, courtesy of Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.
"The Porsche 911 is an iconic sports car which follows tradition of proving its abilities on-road and on-track," said Alexander Pollich, President and CEO, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. "I am happy to offer our 2016 season's champion the opportunity to extend his experience with a 911 on a daily basis for the next year. Congratulations to Daniel Morad on an outstanding season."
Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. has done an incredible job with the 2016 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama series – it has become a proving ground for young drivers and a place for gentlemen drivers to also have fun," said Daniel Morad. "I'm excited that I'll be able to get behind the wheel of a 2017 Porsche 911 to experience the all-season capability of this sports car. I sincerely thank Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd for this gesture."
Daniel Morad first joined the series in 2015 and soon found his home with Porsche Centre Oakville / Alegra Motorsports. Competition was fierce this season with Scott Hargrove with OpenRoad Racing Porsche finishing just five points behind in the standings, 205 to 200. Series rookie, Zacharie Robichon, made a quick impression in the field and finished in third with 185 points.
The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama is one of three official Development Series sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama produces intense, exciting competition for semi-professional drivers alongside some of the most promising career-minded GT drivers in one of the world's most successful and iconic race cars, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, and on classic Canadian road courses such as Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and street courses like the Toronto Indy.
For upcoming news and updates on the 2017 season, visit the series website at IMSA.com or follow us on Twitter at #GT3CAN.
Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., an independent subsidiary of Porsche AG, imports and distributes Porsche vehicles in Canada. The company employs a team of 36 in sales, aftersales, finance, marketing, and public relations. Last calendar year, Porsche sold an unprecedented 6,413 units in Canada, up 30% over 2014.
SOURCE Porsche Cars Canada
Image with caption: "October 27, 2016, Porsche Centre Oakville: Alexander Pollich (left), President and CEO, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. presented the keys to a 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera to Daniel Morad (right), Driver Champion of the 2016 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama series. Morad will extend his driving experiences behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 on a daily basis for the next year as a prize for winning the Platinum Cup in the race series. (CNW Group/Porsche Cars Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161027_C8971_PHOTO_EN_805753.jpg
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