Updated: Oct 22, 2018
Toronto, ON -
Lindsay Rice will now be competing within Canada’s only professional level racing series, the Canadian Touring Car Championship.
On August 12-14 Lindsay will be taking to the city streets of Three Rivers, Quebec to compete with the talented Canadian Touring Car field during the famous Grand Prix Trois-Rivières race weekend.
Lindsay, rookie to the Canadian Touring Car Championship series and competitive driver of the #18 Porsche 911, will bring experience from GT sprint and GT challenge endurance racing to help her succeed in Rounds 10 & 11 of the season.
Lindsay Rice speaks out about the news, “It has been a goal of mine to race with the CTCC drivers. I admire the series, and I am looking forward to running with some of Canada’s top drivers. This is a really huge step for me and my driving. I could not be more grateful for my sponsors and for the work that my team has put into my racing!”
The GP3R weekend brings in over more than 80,000 spectators who flock to the small town in Quebec to watch drivers compete. The first race for CTCC will take place on Friday, August 12 at 8:30PM, with the winners crossing the finish line just after dusk. Holding promise of strong, tough, and professional driving, the CTCC series will allow for Lindsay Rice put her driving to the test on a track she hasn’t raced on before.
Earlier this season, Lindsay placed herself on the GT3 class podium multiple times with Rice Racing. Lindsay has been competing in GT class races within CASC Regional Racing, and is currently sitting third place in the overall GT3 class Race Ontario Championship. With the help of her professional support team Bestline Auto Tech, and three-time Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada Platinum Masters Champion coach Marco Cirone, she has been able to stay on the podium for all races she has competed in with the team.
“My team is amazing. They have been with me since day one, and they have provided me with a winning car every time I get behind the wheel. They treat this sport with the attention and care it requires. We are always learning, changing, adjusting, and adapting to what’s needed by the car on that day, on that hour. They just never miss a beat.” says driver Lindsay Rice.
Lindsay’s coach, Marco Cirone, talks about the amateur driver. “We are very excited to have Lindsay Rice join the Canadian Touring Car Championship. Lindsay has shown a very quick learning curve as demonstrated in her first race at CTMP, where she battled the worst possible conditions ranging from heavy rain, wet snow, and cold temperatures. It was very impressive to see her car control skills for the duration of the race and bring her 911 home to a 2nd place podium finish. The team and I know she will be extremely competitive in CTCC and we can’t wait for her to show her talents at Trois Rivieres. She will undoubtedly be the driver to watch in the GT class.”
In addition to her experience with her racing team, Lindsay has been acquiring some strong sponsors for her racing this season, including Italform Structures, Quagmires Holdings, Ltd., LIQUI MOLY, and TEAMLTD, who have helped to bring her to the races with CTCC.
Competing on tracks within the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, the CTCC series is now on its 10th year and is very successful at providing the teams and spectators with stimulating racing in Canada. At this point in the season, the CTCC drivers have already completed four race weekends, with drivers racking up points for the championships in their respective classes. With plans to join in for two rounds of the 2016 season with CTCC, Lindsay Rice will fit into the heavily-modified Grand Touring class with her #18 911.
To get involved with Lindsay Rice and the team throughout the 2016 season, follow her at @riceracing on Instagram, and @riceracingTO on Twitter. Or visit her website at: www.riceracing.ca.
The Canadian Touring Car Championship Presented by Continental Tire (CTCC) is Canada’s ONLY professional road racing series where the words Passion and Performance find their true meaning. The series has three separate racing classes, which allows drivers to enter with their lightly, medium, and heavily modified street cars. These classes are Touring, Super Touring, and Grand Touring. The series started in 2006 and is featured in Eastern Canada’s main provinces, Ontario and Quebec. Now, in it’s 10th year, it showcases races between manufacturers including Honda, Acura, BMW, Audi, Ford, Toyota, MINI, Porsche, and more.
About RICE RACING
Rice Racing is a group of motorsports professionals from Toronto, Ontario. Founder and driver of Rice Racing, Lindsay Rice, is a female race car driver from Mississauga, ON who drives the #18 Porsche 911 in the Canadian Touring Car Championship. Technical and mechanical support for the car is provided by Bestline Auto Tech, a professional motorsports technical support team based in Vaughan, ON.
Rice Racing would like to thank their main sponsors for the season, Italform Structures and Quagmire Holdings, Ltd. for their efforts and support in 2016, as well as their additional gold-level sponsors, TEAMLTD and LIQUI MOLY.