In the Canadian Touring Car Championship, Canadian privateer Zachary Vanier won the first title of an Audi Sport customer this year with an Audi RS 3 LMS.
Title success in Canada: Team Pfaff Motorsports scored the first championship victory of the 2020 season for Audi Sport customer racing. In the Canadian Touring Car Championship, Zachary Vanier continued his winning streak in the Audi RS 3 LMS at Calabogie Motorsports Park, having already won the TCR class in the previous three races. He secured pole positions for the two 40-minute races in the finale. Vanier won the TCR classification in the first race by more than five seconds ahead of TWOth Autosport’s Travis Hill and Mark Motors Racing’s Marco Cirone, who both also drove an Audi RS 3 LMS. The Canadian perfectly mastered the sometimes heavy rain in the remnants of Hurricane Laura. In the final race of the season in the sun on a dry track on Sunday, Vanier maintained a 0.7-second lead over his rival Louis-Philippe Montour in a Volkswagen, with third place going to Audi brand colleague Marco Cirone. In the final standings, Vanier claimed first place with 866 points ahead of Marco Cirone with 803 points. Ron Tomlinson from TWOth Autosport in third place with 723 points also relied on an Audi RS 3 LMS this season. TWOth Autosport also won the TCR team classification. For title holder Zanier, who will turn 18 in October and started his motorsport career in snow cross at the age of nine, it’s now time to move on professionally in the automotive world. The young driver from Sudbury in the province of Ontario has just finished school and will start his studies at the Automotive Business School of Canada in September.