VIDEO: Meet your 2015 Pfaff Motorsports team
It’s the first race weekend of the year, so we thought we’d introduce you to our team with a little video.
Returning for a third full season with Pfaff Motorsports, Chris Green will once again be driving the #9 Pfaff-Castrol Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup in the Platinum Class. With an impressive career spanning 21 years, Chris started racing karts at the age of nine in his home province of Quebec. He quickly started winning races and championships locally before going on to compete, and win, on the national and international stage. In the 24 races Chris has contested in the GT3 Cup Challenge, he has won 11 times, and has racked up 21 podium finishes, 19 pole positions and countless fastest race laps.
Joining Pfaff Motorsports in 2015, Orey Fidani will drive the #13 Pfaff-Orlando Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup in the Gold Class. Orey grew up fascinated by race cars, custom cars, and hot rods of all sorts. A fascination for tuning cars and a need for speed led Orey to open his own auto shop, where he built his first dragster. After a succession of driving schools and track days around North America, he spent a year building his skills by open-lapping street cars and then a season in regional racing; in 2014, he raced in the GT1 Sprints and took home the championship in his first year.
Steve Bortolotti, Team Manager, works his days at Pfaff Tuning/McLaren Toronto. When he’s not managing the race team, he continues to campaign his Mazda RX-8 race car in Ontario Time Attack races.
Head Technicians Nick Harrison and John Paul Dias are also both Pfaff employees. Nick is in his third year with Pfaff Motorsports, and also works at Pfaff Tuning. He is currently building his own drag car – a 1992 VW Golf with a turbocharged VR6 – to compete at local events. John Paul has worked at Pfaff Porsche as a Porsche technician for the past seven years, and was part of the Pfaff Motorsports team in 2013.
Before joining Pfaff Motorsports, Chris Green’s Race Engineer, Joe La Joie, was an owner-consultant specializing in race operations and engineering in a diverse range of racing series, including ChampCar/IndyCar, Tudor, Grand-AM (DP & GT), ALMS & ACO (GT1, GT2, & GTC), ACO (GT1), and SCCA (STO, GT2). Orey Fidani’s Race Engineer, Andrew Marangoni, is an automotive mechanical design engineer by trade who spends his free time wrenching on his hot hatch and ’68 Chevrolet.
Katelyn Field, Tire/Fuel Technician, is a 22-year-old Service Consultant at Pfaff Audi Vaughan, and drives her 1999 Honda Civic it in the Canadian Sport Compact Series. Naveen Islam, Administrator at McLaren Toronto and Pfaff Tuning, has been with Pfaff with for over 5 years and will be overseeing administrative and catering needs during race weekends.
Gerald Maidment, Transport Truck driver for APPS Transport, has been a Harley-Davidson enthusiast for his entire life and is looking forward to learning more about our Porsche race cars. Matt Berenz, Multimedia Coordinator, will be filming a 10-episode video series for the team, which will launch in late March.