Montreal Driver Green Completes Perfect Start To Season At CTMP
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Montreal Driver Green Completes Perfect Start To Season At CTMP


Chris Green finished an ideal start toward his goal of capturing his first Platinum Cup championship by completing a weekend sweep of Rounds 1 and 2 of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Green, from Montreal, led from start to finish in the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. He beat runner-up Marco Cirone, from Toronto, to the finish by 4.897 seconds. Green held off Cirone on a last-lap restart to win Saturday by .660 of a second.

"It's been an amazing weekend and I am really proud of the Pfaff guys," Green said. "They did such a good job of putting together my Pfaff car. I couldn't ask for anything more.

"The Michelins were fantastic, and everything was really, really great from start to finish."

Daniel Morad, from Thornhill, Ontario, finished third for the second consecutive round in the No. 22 Alegra Motorsports Porsche to complete a successful first weekend in sports car racing. Morad returned to racing this weekend after a five-year hiatus. He won karting and junior open-wheel championships before racing in Europe in A1GP and Formula One feeder series GP3 from 2008-10.

Rookie Harry Steenbakkers, from Ottawa, finished fourth in the No. 78 Mark Motors Racing entry after intense duels for position with Tim Sanderson, Etienne Borgeat and Carlos de Quesada at various points during the 45-minute race. Sanderson, from Pickering, Ontario, rounded out the top five in the No. 07 Northwest Atlantic Motorsports Porsche.

Brazilian native Bruno Chapinotti, a resident of Toronto, won the Gold Cup class in the No. 12 SpeedStar Motorsports Porsche in just his second career sports car start.

Cirone kept his No. 88 Mark Motors Racing Porsche within one second of Green through the early laps on the 10-turn, 2.459-mile circuit. Green led by 1.096 seconds when the only full-course caution period of the race was triggered with 37 minutes remaining, as Martin Harvey's No. 08 Wingho Racing Porsche slowed on course and Michael de Quesada's No. 24 Alegra Motorsports entry stopped in Turn 1.
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