Mark Motors officially announces its new venture in the racing world. Known for selling high performance luxury vehicles, Audi & Porsche, to the Ottawa – Gatineau market, Mark Motors will now expand into the racing aspect of high performance cars by entering a 2-man race team into this yearʼs Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin Series.

The Mark Motors Race Team is comprised of Perry Bortolotti and Marco Cirone who will be driving brand new 2013 GT3 Cup Cars. Ottawaʼs own, Perry Bortolotti is the 2011 GT3 Cup Canadian Champion and 2012 GT3 Cup 3rd place finalist. In 2011 Perry was selected by Porsche to represent Canada at the Porsche Carrera World Cup race at Nurburgring. Marco Cirone, from Toronto, has claimed top podium finishes in both the US and Canadian GT3 Cup Series individual events as well as Mobil1 GT series and Road America.

“We are extremely thrilled to take on a new road with Porsche and racing. We are confident in theenergy, talent and experience that both Marco and Perry bring to the team and look forward to an exciting year! ” Explains Michael Mrak, Mark Motors Racing Team owner.

Through its history, Mark Motors has been close connected with racing. In the 1960ʼs Louis Mrak, founder of Mark Motors, worked as the mechanic for a small Volkswagen racing team. From 1985 to 1988 Mark Motors sponsored driver Paul Tracy in the 944 Cup Racing Series. This passion for racing culminated in 2011 when Mark Motors played host to the inauguration of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada race series at Ottawaʼs local track, Calabogie Motorsports Park, and sponsored the winning driver Perry Bortolotti. Last year, 2012, Mark Motors sponsored two drivers who both took podium positions and they expect nothing less for 2013.

On May 17th – 18th the Mark Motors Race Team will have their first race event at the 2013 Victoria DaySpeedFest at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, ON. The Porsche GT3 Cup Serieswill makes its way to Ottawa Sept. 6th to 8th for the final race of the series at the Calabogie Motorsports Park Grand Prix.

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