Parker Thompson Teams Up with Speedstar Motorsport to Race the Canadian Touring Car Championship
MARKHAM, ONTARIO – Parker Thompson has been enlisted by adventurous Canadian race team, Speedstar Motorsport (SSM), to pilot the #1 Audi R8 LMS GT4 race car in the Canadian Touring Car Championship GT Sport class. The season opens this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park as part of the Castrol Victoria Day SpeedFest. Thompson will start race 1 from pole position after setting the fastest time of any CTCC entrant during Friday afternoon’s qualifying session.
Speedstar Motorsport has a rich history in the Canadian Touring Car Championship. With connections that extend all around the world, the team has also participated in China Formula Grand Prix, the infamous Macau FIA GT World Cup and recently challenged the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
“I want to express my gratitude to Albert Au and Frank Law of Speedstar Motorsport, and Michael Croxon at New Roads Automotive Group for this opportunity. I have a lot of respect for what they have accomplished in racing and look forward to building a relationship with their team. It is a dream of mine to get behind the wheel of an Audi GT car. I’m excited about my future with the team and manufacturer as I put my mark on sportscar GT racing.”
Frank Law – SSM Project Director
“We are thrilled to have Parker joining us for the 2019 CTCC season. We’ve been very keen and have been following Parker throughout his outstanding open-wheel racing career. Ever since our initial conference with Parker, we have been very enthusiastic about the prospect of having him join our team. We have heard great passion from Parker about our team accomplishments and future goals. Additionally, partnering with Parker is in line with our team vision to develop young, talented Canadian drivers within the GT car family. Great to welcome Parker, and have him represent our team, sponsors and manufacturer!”
About Speedstar Motorsport
Based out of Markham, Ontario, Speedstar Motorsport has a background in motorsports that dates back to 2006. The team has a winning history in the Canadian Touring Car Championship, Porsche GT3 Cup, China Formula Grand Prix and Macau FIA World Cup. SSM recently partnered with Belgium based WRT to contend in the Rolex 24hrs of Daytona. The team took their Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo to a 3rd place finish in GTD.
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CTCC Race #1 & #2 – Event Schedule
Castrol Victoria Day Speedfest at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Ontario
Test Session 1 – Thursday May 16th, 2019, 10:30 – 11:10 EST
Test Session 2 – Thursday May 16th, 2019, 13:40 – 14:20 EST
Test Session 3 – Thursday May 16th, 2019, 16:10 – 16:50 EST
Practice Session 1 – Friday May 17th, 2019, 11:50 – 12:20 EST
Qualifying 1 – Friday May 17th, 2019, 16:05 – 16:25 EST
*Race 1 – Saturday May 18th, 2019, 08:00 – 08:40 EST
Qualifying 2 – Sunday May 19th, 2019, 09:00 – 09:30 EST
*Race 2 – Sunday May 19th, 2019, 17:35 – 18:15 EST