Nissan: 2016 Nissan Micra Cup deteriorate preview one month forward of a initial race

Posted on 15. Apr, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

Mississauga, Ont. – In 30 days, Canada’s many affordable racing series, a Nissan Micra Cup, will enter a second deteriorate starting with a first-ever foe in Ontario during Calabogie Motorsports Park. At a circle of a fun-to-drive and flexible Nissan Micras will be 30 drivers who will contest in 16 races by 8 weekends. The 2016 Nissan Micra Cup foe calendar consists of 3 foe weekends in Ontario, and 5 foe weekends in a series’ local range of Quebec.

2014 Nissan GT Academy U.S. leader to take on Canadian spec array racing

Last year, a Nissan International GT Academy module left a symbol in Canada as dual GT Academy drivers – respectively hailing from India and Thailand – competed in a Micra Cup with one or both drivers achieving lectern finishes roughly each singular race. The Nissan GT Academy organisation has tapped Nic Hammann, 2014 Nissan GT Academy U.S. winner, to contest in a Micra Cup’s second season. After winning a 2014 Nissan GT Academy North American competition, 22-year-old Hammann competed final year in Moscow, Russia in a Blancpain Sprint Series in a GT-R GT3, and in a IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in a Doran Racing Nissan 370Z. Nic also competed and aided a growth of a Pirelli World Challenge 370Z Touring Car and GTS automobile with CA Sport organisation formed in Salt Lake City, Utah. The eventuality to attend in a Nissan Micra Cup is an well-developed plea for Hammann who has never raced in Canada or competed in a full season. Hammann is also partial of a minority organisation in a Micra Cup competition, as one of a few who didn’t contest in 2015.

After a success of a initial season, many of a drivers from a initial deteriorate will be behind on a grid. One of a returning competitors is Olivier Bédard, a immature Québec motorist and a 2015 Nissan Micra Cup champion, who will try to urge his pretension this year with a Albi Nissan Team. Stefan Rzadzinski (Pneus Touchette) from Alberta who warranted a span of victories final year, is also behind on a grid; along with womanlike drivers Valérie Limoges (H. Grégoire); Valérie Chiasson (Nissan Gabriel Group); and Ashley Sahakian (United Auto Racing).

The enlargement to Ontario has captivated a organisation of new drivers as well. Among them is Brian Makse, a foe driver/journalist who will expostulate a Micra sponsored by Guelph-Waterloo Nissan dealers; and a Toronto Alta Nissan team. Alta Nissan will contest with dual cars driven by Martin Gray and Alta Principal Owner, Eddy Wong.

The Nissan Micra Cup, with a affordable cars and a action-packed races, inherently attracts a vast array of participants new to motorsport, some of whom are really young. To serve support immature talent, Team Albi Nissan will unite 3 immature Québec karting drivers between a ages of 16-18 during a foe weekends during Mont-Tremblant Circuit. The 3 teenagers are also intent concurrently in karting competitions in Eastern Canada.

“We are gratified to see a flourishing seductiveness that a Nissan Micra Cup is generating opposite a country, and anxious to fuel a fad serve by expanding a array to Ontario,” says Joni Paiva, boss of Nissan Canada Inc. “Once again, a farrago of a Nissan Micra Cup motorist register demonstrates usually how singular a array is in a accessibility. Competitors for a 2016 deteriorate are a healthy brew of rookies and veterans and all with opposite racing experience. we demeanour brazen to fans in both Ontario and Quebec saying usually how fantastic and sparkling spec array racing is – a Nissan approach – with a batch Nissan Micra S, a many affordable new automobile in Canada.”

Five events in Québec, 3 in Ontario

The 2016 Nissan Micra Cup deteriorate will flog off May 13-15 during a longest lane in Canada – Calabogie Motorsports Park, located south west of Ottawa. Friday will be an central exam day for all drivers before a initial foe of a deteriorate that is scheduled for a subsequent day. The second foe will take place on Sunday.

Circuit Mont-Tremblant will horde a array dual weeks after during a normal Spring Classic event, before to a lapse of a array to a St-Eustache Autodrome for a usually eventuality presented in one day – Sunday, Jun 19.

The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly famous as Mosport) in Bowmanville, located one hour easterly of Toronto, will benefaction a fourth event, Jul 8-10. This eventuality will yield a possibility for a series’ drivers to foe before a prestigious North-American Endurance Series (IMSA SportsCar Championship).

Following a lapse to Québec and to a Circuit Mont-Tremblant on Jul 23 and 24 during a Summer Classic, a ever-popular Trois-Rivières Grand Prix will horde a sixth foe weekend of a year on Aug 12-14. Sep will start with appearance in a NASCAR weekend during a Canadian Tire Motorsport Park during a Labour Day weekend. Finally, a Nissan Micra Cup will finish a 2016 deteriorate during a Fall Classic during a Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Sep 23-25.

Further information and a finish list of drivers who will attend in what will be an well-developed deteriorate of a Nissan Micra Cup will be supposing soon. In a meantime, greatfully revisit www.nissan.ca/micracup.

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