THE ULTRA 94 PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE CANADA BY YOKOHAMA returned to the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) for the weekend of August 11-12, completing two forty-five minute races (rounds nine and ten) of the 2018 season on North America’s oldest street course of 2.45 kilometres. Zacharie Robichon earns two victories, adding to his point lead in the series.
LEFT: Zacharie Robichon, driver of the No. 98 Mark Motors Racing Porsche placed first on Saturday. His teammate, Roman De Angelis finished in second, while Étienne Borgeat finished third overall and first in the Platinum Masters. RIGHT: Zacharie Robichon once again led the race from start to finish on Sunday, while Roman De Angelis crossed the line second, and Platinum Masters winner Étienne Borgeat in the final podium position.
Robichon first went on to win his eighth race of the season by 5.523 seconds on Saturday, the seventh Mark Motors Racing 1-2 finish through nine races in 2018, as Roman De Angelis held on to the runner-up spot. Robichon repeated his flawless performance on Sunday, taking home his ninth win in 10 races so far this season.
In Platinum Masters, Etienne Borgeat celebrated two consecutive victories and placed third overall in both races. He also took home the Platinum Masters victory.
Saturday’s Yokohama Hard Charger Award for gaining the most positions during the race belonged to Remo Ruscitti in the No. 96 OpenRoad Racing Porsche. Ruscitti settled for fourth place behind Borgeat, but not without a last-minute attempt for third.
Despite a tangle midway through the race, when No. 83 Porsche of James Walker and No. 76 of Michel Bonnet tangled in Turn 6 midway through the first race, Bonnet in the No. 76 Mark Motors Racing Porsche took home the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Gold class victory.