Ontario and Mosport to partner for Grand Prix of Mosport. Bowmanville, ON - Tuesday August 12, 2003: Ontario Tourism and Mosport International Raceway are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership for the American Le Mans Series event...
Ontario and Mosport to partner for Grand Prix of Mosport.
Bowmanville, ON - Tuesday August 12, 2003: Ontario Tourism and Mosport International Raceway are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership for the American Le Mans Series event August 15, 16 & 17, 2003. The highly anticipated event will be named The Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport.
"We are thrilled that Ontario Tourism has come on-board for the Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport," said Myles Brandt, Mosport International Raceway President & General Manager. "With live NBC coverage our American Le Mans Series weekend reaches such a high percentage of people throughout North America and millions more around the globe via Eurosport Television and the live American Le Mans Radio Web broadcast. The Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport is an excellent addition to help promote all that Ontario has to offer."
"The Government of Ontario is proud to support events that showcase Toronto and the Province of Ontario as a world class tourism destination, " said Brian Coburn, Ontario Minister of Tourism and Recreation. "Partnering with Mosport for the Grand Prix is an effective way to let millions of people around the world get a look at what Ontario has to offer. The television broadcast of the race offers viewers commentary and colourful vignettes of Toronto's many tourist attractions. It's a great way to tell the world we are open and ready for business."
Four classes of American Le Mans Series sports cars will compete in the Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport. The field will include the fast and exotic Prototypes of the P900 and P675 classes, as well as the production-based cars of the GTS and GT classes.
NBC Sports will have live television coverage in North America beginning at 2 p.m. (EDT). The race will be broadcast live by the American Le Mans Series Radio Web online at www.americanlemans.com.
Support Races include TONKA 2003 Super Truck Celebrity Challenge, Star Mazda Race, Fran-Am 1600 & 2000 East Coast Championship, Panoz GT Pro Series, Canadian Formula Ford Championship 1600 presented by Deringer and Action Front Street Stock Challenge.
Mosport International Raceway has been a fixture on the American Le Mans Series schedule since the formation of the series in 1999. The raceway is located 100 km east of Toronto, north of Highway 401 at Bowmanville. Exit at Durham 57 (Exit 431) North to Regional Road 20, East. The 2000 ALMS race at Mosport featured the closest finish in the history of the series as the Audi R8 of Allan McNish/Rinaldo Capello nipped the BMW V12 LMR of JJ Lehto/Jorg Muller by just .148 second. The race will be a "hometown" event for ALMS drivers Ron Fellows, Scott Maxwell, Tony Burgess, John Graham, Melanie Paterson and David Shep, who all live in the Toronto area.
Ticket information is available online at www.mosport.com or by calling the Mosport International Raceway ticket office at 1-800-866-1072.