Nissan: Double feat for Olivier Bédard during a Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières

Posted on 17. Aug, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Nissan Micra Cup drivers took to a lane this weekend as partial of a 49th book of a Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R). Highlights from a action-packed weekend enclosed dual heated races, a paddock filled with thousands of fans and a “From a Track to a Stage” giveaway uncover presented by Nissan on Saturday night. The weekend couldn’t have left improved for Olivier Bédard, who was a personality of both foe 7 and eight.

The Nissan Micra Cup was a outrageous strike during a 2018 GP3R, starting with Thursday’s downtown march all a approach to a lectern following Sunday’s race. There were 27 drivers entered in a Nissan Micra Cup this weekend, creation it a second-most considerable start grid of all a array that took partial in a 2018 GP3R.


A initial in Canadian motorsport: a 100 per cent electric, all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF was used as a Nissan Micra Cup gait automobile during a GP3R. Download image, here.

On Saturday, a tip dual drivers in a championship standings, Olivier Bédard and Kevin King, dominated a lead as spectators enjoyed countless battles via a pack. Just as considerable were pushing performances by actor and comedian Michel Barrette and Trois-Rivières mayor Yves Lévesque, a visitor to a series. 

Qualifying in stick position, Bédard led all a laps in Saturday’s foe notwithstanding being underneath consistent vigour from King, with only over a second separating a dual during a finish line. Last year’s Novice champion, Englishman Jake Exton, finished in third, completing a podium. 

Marc Héroux, a internal Trois-Rivières driver, had an glorious opening finishing in fourth place – his best outcome given fasten a array this spring. Héroux finished forward of American Mike Ogren, visitor Éric Chaput, Sylvain Ouellet, Fadi Mourad, Frédéric Bernier, and Nicolas Touchette. Michel Barrette was beaten by his sons, Nicolas Barrette (11th) and Martin Barrette (13th), however his 18th place finish was 5 spots forward of mayor Yves Lévesque, with whom he had entered a accessible competition.


  For a second year in a row, a “From a Track to a Stage” giveaway show, presented by Nissan in downtown Trois-Rivières Saturday evening, was a outrageous success. Download image, here.

Once Saturday’s lane fad ended, Micra Cup fans flocked to an designation eventuality in a paddocks, followed by a drivers appearing core theatre downtown that evening. The 27 drivers were introduced to a open as a preface to a “From a Track to a Stage” giveaway uncover presented by Nissan during Trois-Rivières’ Parc Portuaire. The eventuality enclosed performances by comedian Étienne Dano and thespian Travis Cormier.

On Sunday, a 2018 Nissan LEAF all-electric automobile seemed for a initial time during a Canadian motorsport array as a confidence gait car, heading a container of Nissan Micra Cup drivers. Once again, a conflict for feat took off between Bédard and King, who executed a best starts. However, a 2015 and 2017 array champion Olivier Bédard stole a lead mid by a foe and eventually warranted himself a second uninterrupted win. Finishing closely behind was Jake Exton, Valérie Limoges, Jean-Michel Isabelle, Mike Ogren, Marc Héroux – who once again won Senior Class – and tip finishing Novice Fadi Mourad.


  For a fourth year in a row, a Nissan Micra Cup presented dual movement packaged races during a GP3R. Download image, here.

Nicolas Barrette finished a tip 8 forward of Sylvain Ouellet and Mario Berthiaume. Nicolas’ father Michel Barrette finished 19th, 2 spots forward of mayor Yves Lévesque; a accessible plea between a actor and a mayor valid to be really interesting for a fans. By finishing a dual races behind Barrette, a mayor mislaid their gamble and contingency now reap a grass during a Trois-Rivières city hall.


  Comedian Michel Barrette (left) and Trois-Rivières mayor Yves Lévesque (right) were on lane in a Nissan Micra Cup during a GP3R. Their accessible plea has generated courtesy from media and fans. Download image, here.

On a podium, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard presented a winner’s prize to Olivier Bédard. The Premier pronounced he was tender by a uncover put on by all a Nissan Micra Cup drivers and was vehement examination a 2018 all-electric Nissan LEAF lead in a pack. 
 
By winning a dual races this past weekend, Olivier Bédard binds a plain lead in a championship standings forward of Kevin King in second and Jake Exton, who done his approach into a third mark by leading Normand Boyer. Boyer, personality of Senior class, sits forward of Valérie Limoges in a altogether standings, while Fadi Mourad maintains his standing as a highest-ranking Novice. 

For some-more information on a Nissan Micra Cup and a drivers, greatfully revisit www.micracup.com. Don’t skip array news on a Nissan Micra Cup Facebook page, as good as live information and formula on Twitter during @micracup. All central videos will be accessible on a Micra Cup TV YouTube channel.

NEXT EVENT:
The ninth and tenth rounds of a 2018 deteriorate will be hold on Saturday, Aug 25 and Sunday, Aug 26 during Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), northeast of Toronto. It will be a second Nissan Micra Cup revisit to CTMP this year, partial of a American NASCAR Camping World Truck array weekend.   

Race 1 results: www.micracup.com/2018-Results_Race?RID=407
Race 2 results: /www.micracup.com/2018-Results_Race?RID=408

Drivers’ Championship Standings: www.micracup.com/2018-Results_ClassGen

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