Nissan: New drivers and mixed pretension possibilities this deteriorate in a Nissan Micra Cup

Posted on 18. May, 2019 by in Nissan Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Nissan Micra Cup starts a fifth deteriorate on Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend, between May 17 and 19, during Canadian Tire Motorsport Park north-east of Toronto in Bowmanville. The 2019 deteriorate is approaching to be some-more enthralling than ever with new drivers creation adult roughly a entertain of a pack.

The new drivers, a brew of those code new to motorsports and some of whom already have an considerable list of karting experience, have selected to attend in a Nissan Micra Cup due to a family ambiance and a fact that a array is contested in identical, practically-stock cars. In their rookie deteriorate of a series, these new faces could really good benefaction a plea for prior deteriorate Micra Cup racers. 

Among a returning Nissan Micra Cup drivers is three-time champion Olivier Bédard, naturally a array favourite and during a conduct of Alex Habrich’s Solid XPerts team, that will margin 3 cars this deteriorate (the dual others being earmarked for Alex and his son Michael Habrich). Kevin King, a 2018 runner-up, will be eyeing his initial array title, as will Ontarian Jake Exton, a 2017 Novice champion and leader of a 50th competition of a series’ during Canadian Tire Motorsport Park final August.

Valérie Limoges, fourth in a 2018 deteriorate standings and tip womanlike motorist in a Nissan Micra Cup, will also try to urge her altogether ranking this year. However, Limoges will no longer be a usually womanlike motorist competing in a series. Among a new drivers this deteriorate are: Quebecker Marie-Josée Massicotte, yet she will not be competing during a Canadian Tire Motorsport Park after this month. Also fasten a list of womanlike drivers is Ontarian Demi Chalkias, who will be holding her start in a array during a circle of one of a dual 360 Motorsports cars with Alta Nissan as her sponsor. After winning a GT4 category pretension in Ontario’s Pirelli GT Sprint final year, Chalkias is among those drivers with a idea of battling in a tip half of a pack. Chalkias’ 360 Motorsports teammate is Ontarian Peter Hanson, also new to a series.

Among a other new competitors is a group consisting of Ontarian drivers Marco Signoretti and Taylor Near, sponsored by Paypal, and Quebecker Xavier Lassus of El Toro Racing team, rounding out a 6 new drivers purebred this season. The 2019 deteriorate is set to embody no reduction than 29 competitors. 

In further to a sponsorship on a track, Paypal has also turn a central remuneration partner of a Nissan Micra Cup and joins NISMO, Mobil 1, and Pirelli, as central array partners.

Loyal to tradition, a Nissan Micra Cup will benefaction 12 races this season, widespread out over 6 competition weekend events.  Half of these outings will take place in Ontario, with dual visits to a Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and one during a Calabogie lane nearby Ottawa. The other half will take place in Quebec, with dual events during a Circuit Mont-Tremblant, and a ever-popular Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, hold in a heart of a summer.

During a arriving deteriorate opener during a Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, a Nissan Micra Cup drivers will not be a usually Nissans on a track! Maintaining a tradition that began in 2017, Nissan Canada will concede a Micra and Z owners to expostulate on a renouned Canadian lane themselves, with a march holding place during noon on Sunday, May 19.  Online registration for this eventuality contingency be finished in allege on a Nissan Micra Cup website:, and is limited to Canadian owners of Nissan Z and Micra cars; weekend entrance to a competition site for these owners is also complimentary.

On location, array fans can take in a drivers’ designation eventuality in a paddocks on Sunday during 1:00 p.m., where fans can also get adult tighten to a Nissan LEAF NISMO RC. This 100 per cent electric automobile will be a central reserve automobile of a series.

Equipped with dual electric motors situated on conflicting ends of a chassis, a LEAF NISMO RC produces a total 322 horsepower (161 each) and 472 pound-feet of present torque to a wheels.  The new 2019 Nissan LEAF’s delivery record includes a high ability lithium-ion battery and battery packs.

This will be a initial time in a story of motorsports presented in a Canadian or North American array that a 100 per cent electric automobile will take to a track.  The open will be means to admire a eye-catching, electric racer in a Nissan Micra paddocks via a whole weekend.


For those who can't attend a event, races will be promote live on a array YouTube channel on Saturday during 10:05 a.m. and Sunday during 3:30 p.m. on In addition, a array will post mixed live video interviews and weekend footage on their Facebook page via a event.

Social media calm will be uploaded frequently in English and French on a central Nissan Micra Cup Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

For some-more information on a Nissan Micra Cup, greatfully revisit a central array website

To follow on amicable media:
Facebook: Coupe Nissan Micra Cup
Instagram: @nissanmicracup
Twitter: @CoupeMicra
Youtube: MicraCupTV

Nissan Micra Cup on a track:

  • Practice session: Friday, May 17, 11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
  • Qualifying: Friday, May 17, 3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
  • First race: Saturday, May 18, 10:05 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
  • Second race: Sunday, May 19, 3:30 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

2019 Nissan Micra Cup Calendar:

  • May 17- 19: Victoria Day Weekend SpeedFest, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario  
  • June 1 -2: Kyle Nash Memorial, Calabogie Motorsports Park, Ontario
  • July 26 – 28 : Summer Classic, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Québec
  • Aug 9 – 11 : Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, Québec
  • Aug 23 – 25: NASCAR Weekend, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario  
  • Sept 27 – 29: Fall Classic, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Québec


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