Nissan: Elvis Stojko competing in Nissan Micra Cup during Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières this weekend

Posted on 28. Jul, 2015 by in Nissan Canada

Mississauga, Ontario – This weekend, a Nissan Micra Cup kicks off a second half of a initial deteriorate during a Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. After 6 races, any as illusory as a last, a rarely approaching eventuality will see tighten to thirty drivers in action.

Among them, three-time universe figure skating champion and double china medalist during a Olympics in Lillehammer and Nagano, Canadian Elvis Stojko will denote what he can do behind a circle of a flexible and fun Nissan Micra. Retired from rival skating in 2002, Stojko followed his seductiveness in engine racing. He started racing karts in Mexico in a Rotax DD2 Master category foe with a Maranello bureau team. 

“I’m really happy to attend in a Nissan Micra Cup during a Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières,” pronounced Stojko. “I am celebrated to be invited to this illusory event, that will concede me to infer myself in front of Quebec fans. The cars demeanour like they are fun-to-drive and foe is fierce. Thanks to Albi Nissan, Nissan Canada and a promoters of a Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières for giving me this singular opportunity.”

In further to Stojko fasten a dual – bureau drivers Olivier Pelletier and Marc-Antoine Demers – a Albi Nissan group will give another motorist his entrance in a array this weekend. An gifted veteran motorist on a general stage given 2000, and a target of both a Gilles-Villeneuve Trophy and a Canadian Champion Race Driver Award in 2005, Antoine Bessette is creation a lapse to racing after a few years off. 

“My passion for racing has never left me and we always dictated to come behind underneath a right circumstances, that is what a Groupe ALBI is permitting me to do today,” pronounced Antoine Bessette. “I am really happy to be partial of this group and we am desirous by a passion and a integrity that a Groupe ALBI demonstrates. Also, a turn of foe of a Nissan Micra Cup is really constrained and we like that all a cars are a same with a low handling cost. This kind of array attracts many good drivers; a races are really parsimonious and yield utterly a show.”

Life on a lane in Trois-Rivières will not be done easy for these new drivers as a unchanging array competitors, and some-more privately those opposed for a championship title, don’t intend to relinquish their spots during a front of a pack. The championship leaderboard is really tight, with Nissan GT Academy Driver Thanaroj Thanasitnitikate of Thailand, in a lead forward of Quebecker Olivier Bédard and Albertan Stefan Rzadzinski. In fourth place is Abhinay Bikkani of India, a second Nissan GT Academy driver, who took over this position from Valérie Chiasson following his double feat during a Circuit Mont-Tremblant final weekend.

Thirty-two drivers are now ranked in a championship, roughly all of whom are entered for Trois-Rivières. It will be quite engaging to watch a opening of internal favourite Marc-André Bergeron. The approaching duel between a hockey actor and figure skater during a circle of their almost-stock chronicle of a Nissan Micra will no doubt captivate a vast assembly during a GP3R. Bergeron, who warranted a lectern progressing this deteriorate during a Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, has knowledge on a lane and a good feel for a Nissan Micra foe automobile on his side. 

The other drivers from Trois-Rivières who will be contesting a foe embody beginner Mario Berthiaume, Kevin King and Paul Dargis. Also notable is that array upholder Jacques Deshaies hails from Trois-Rivières.

In a paddock, renouned radio horde Éric Salvail will be Nissan Canada’s special guest. He will be on site via a weekend ancillary a drivers. 

BOTH RACES TELEVISED

Thanks to a GP3R organizers, Nissan Canada and JD Promotion, both Nissan Micra Cup races will be televised on RDS (September 5th during 10:00 am and rebroadcasted on RDS2 on Sep 8th during 7:00 pm). Each uncover will be an hour dedicated to a Nissan Micra Cup for fans to enjoy.

The Nissan Micra Cup drivers will be in movement this Friday for a giveaway use during 3 pm. On Saturday, subordinate will start during 8:00 am, with a initial foe during 11:45 am. On Sunday, a second foe will take place during 9:20 am.

Don’t skip array news and updates on a Coupe Nissan Micra Cup Facebook page and live tweets/results during practice, qualifying, and races on Twitter: @MicraCup.

For some-more information on a Nissan Micra Cup, greatfully go to a website www.nissan.ca/micracup .

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