Story by Lawrence Yap, Pfaff Motors. Photos by Eshel Zweig, UCR Contributing Photographer (from July 2016 Provinz page 18)
Pfaff Motorsports recently held an event to launch its 2016 racing program, which includes an expansion of its Porsche customer racing effort, and an official partnership with McLaren GT. Held at The Warehouse Event Venue at Downsview Park, the event brought together the race team, its sponsors, and over 170 fans.
Both Orey Fidani and Chris Green will continue to drive Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars in 2016. In fact, they recently completed their first race weekend, competing in the U.S. GT3 Cup race in Sebring, Florida, where Green scored two podium finishes. For 2016, Orey Fidani has moved from a Gold-class 997-generation Porsche to a brand-new 2016 991-generation car, and will be competing in the Platinum class in the Canadian Porsche GT3 championship, wearing the livery of Orlando Corporation.
Chris Green will run select races in the Canadian championship, and will also race in the Pirelli World Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in May. He will once again be behind the wheel of the iconic Castrol-liveried 991 GT3 Cup in which he won the 2015 Platinum driver’s championship.
Pfaff has further expanded its involvement in the Canadian Porsche Cup series with the addition of a new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, driven by Gerald Panneton. A longtime enthusiast and Pfaff customer, Panneton is the former CEO of Detour Gold, a gold mining company he founded and grew from $75-million to $4-billion in five years.