August 18, 2009
Published on tags: General
The GPVWC will go to Canada as Montreal gets ready to host a race in the 2009 Superleague Championship. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will replace Laguna Seca Raceway, which presented some safety issues the race organisers were not able to fix in time for the first week of September, when the Superleague will resume after a 2-month summer break.

GPVWC Admin William Ponissi personally visited Canada and met with the organisers at his North American headquarters near the scenic Niagara Falls, and reportedly signed a 4-year contract to hold a race in the city in Quebec. "Montreal has always been a fun place to race, and all drivers love it. I think this location will be the place where some of the most memorable pages of the league are written" said the Italian, who also speculated on whether the infamous Wall of Champions will claim any victim. "I think GPVWC drivers will be reassured by the fact there is no #1 car on the grid. Whether the Wall will also target future World Champions, we shall see."

On a separate note, Ponissi was also seen at Lime Rock Park, Connecticut, busy dealing with the track owners. It is possible the meeting was to organise a future event, perhaps part of the Master Series, at the circuit located in New England.