Nissan: Olivier Bédard and Kevin King share victories during a opening weekend of a 2018 Nissan Micra Cup

Posted on 25. May, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The fourth-annual Nissan Micra Cup strictly launched a 2018 season, this past weekend during Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, northeast of Toronto, Ontario. Despite Mother Nature forcing a drivers and spectators to conduct some impassioned continue conditions, it did not stop a Nissan Micra Cup from presenting twin hotly contested events, won by two-time champion Olivier Bédard, (2015, 2017) on Saturday and by Kevin King on Sunday.

Friday’s balmy subordinate event set a tinge for a weekend, when a tip 5 drivers finished within three-tenths of a second. Olivier Bédard was a fastest qualifier, forward of Normand Boyer, a reigning Senior Class champion, followed by Kevin King, Fadi Mourad and Valérie Limoges.

On Saturday, a really opposite stage awaited Nissan Micra Cup fans during Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Despite a brew of prohibited sun, sleet and unenlightened haze via a day, drivers fake on with a initial foe of a season. 

Olivier Bédard set a tinge from a start, on his approach to an undoubted victory. There were several battles behind him, many notably, a duel between Normand Boyer and Kevin King for second place. Boyer eventually overtook King, who finished third final season. 

Novice champion Jake Exton warranted a fourth-place finish after a tighten quarrel with Peter Dyck, a tip finishing Ontario driver. Frédéric Bernier, Michael Habrich, Edward Wong, American Mike Ogren and Austin Riley, dull out a Top 10.

With a object behind out and after several fan activities, including designation sessions and a march path for Nissan Micra and Z owners, a second foe of a weekend and of a 2018 deteriorate once again saw Olivier Bédard and beginner Mourad share a start line. 

As shortly as a foe began, King, Bédard, Limoges, Boyer and Mourad exchanged positions in one of a best battles a array has ever seen. The foe resolved in this same order, after hit between Edward Wong and Peter Dyck forced a neutralization in a final 5 mins of competition. Jake Exton, Frédéric Bernier, Mike Ogren, Austin Riley and Sylvain Ouellet dull out a tip 10.

In a drivers’ championship, Olivier Bédard leads forward of Kevin King and Normand Boyer, who is also in a tip mark of a Senior Class standings. With his fifth-place altogether finish on Sunday, Fadi Mourad is a highest-ranking novice.

The twin races, that aired live on Facebook, are accessible for replay on a Micra Cup TV YouTube channel. All a weekend’s interviews by Antoine Joubert can also be found there. 

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

 

Next Event:
The third and fourth rounds of a 2018 deteriorate will be contested on Saturday, Jun 2nd and Sunday, Jun 3rd during Calabogie Motorsport Park, southwest of Ottawa, Ontario. 

For full foe results, visit: https://www.micracup.com/2018-Results_Race.

Overall championship standings after twin races: https://www.micracup.com/2018-Results_ClassGen.

 

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About a Nissan Micra Cup
Sanctioned by Auto Sport Québec (ASQ) and presented by JD Promotion Compétition with a support of Nissan Canada, a 2015 Nissan Micra Cup exclusively featured a batch Micra 1.6 S M/T indication with teenager modifications, including racing cessation – to describe it race-ready.

Unlike many motorsport events, any competing Nissan Micra foe car had a accurate same specifications, ensuing in a foe that truly suggested a many learned drivers. The 2015 Nissan Micra Cup foe vehicles were versed with a Nissan Micra’s batch 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with twin fuel injection and Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control) and batch 5-speed primer transmission. In a initial season, some-more than 25 Nissan Micras competed on any foe weekend that enclosed twin hours of lane time consisting of: a 30-minute trial, a 30-minute subordinate event and twin 30-minute races.

Young karting drivers, a normal Canadian looking for an entrance indicate into motorsport competition, or anyone who wants to knowledge a rush of adrenaline fundamental with racing cars are all befitting to this series. In summary, a Nissan Micra Cup is for people who are ardent about motorsports, wish to knowledge all a fun and thrills of racing, though but spending towering amounts of money.

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

About a Nissan Micra
In 2014, a Nissan Micra returned to Canada after 23 years as an all-new model, charity Canadians unbeatable value with a lowest starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in Canada during $9,998. One object that sets a 2015 Micra detached is a agility. Micra is easy to expostulate and park, interjection to glorious all-round prominence and branch radius, electric energy steering and a energy to weight ratio that surprises. Powering a front-wheel expostulate Micra is a DOHC 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine rated during 109 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft. of torque @ 4,400 rpm.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online during www.NissanUSA.com and www.INFINITIUSA.com, or revisit a U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and INFINITINews.com.

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Nissan is a tellurian full-line car manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In mercantile year 2017, a association sole 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating income of 11.9 trillion yen. On Apr 1, 2017, a association embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year devise targeting a 30% boost in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by a finish of mercantile 2022, along with accumulative giveaway money upsurge of 2.5 trillion yen. As partial of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a association skeleton to extend a care in electric vehicles, symbolized by a world’s best-selling all-electric car in history, a Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s tellurian domicile in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in 6 regions: Asia Oceania; Africa, a Middle East India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault given 1999 and acquired a 34% interest in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is currently a world’s largest automotive partnership, with total sales of some-more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is a Canadian sales, selling and placement auxiliary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. NCI directly employs 306 full-time staff opposite offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC). There are 200 eccentric Nissan dealerships, including 45 that also act as Nissan Commercial Vehicles dealers, and 42 INFINITI retailers opposite Canada. A colonize in 0 glimmer mobility, Nissan done story with a introduction of a Nissan LEAF, a initial affordable, mass-market, pure-electric car and leader of countless general accolades including a prestigious 2011 European Car of a Year and World Car of a Year awards.

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Nissan Canada
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Email: didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com 

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Nissan Canada
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