Nissan: Olivier Bédard could close adult a Nissan Micra Cup Championship pretension this weekend

Posted on 22. Aug, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

The Nissan Micra Cup enters a penultimate eventuality of a season, and final in Ontario, this weekend.

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Just over a week ago, a Nissan Micra Cup participated in a Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) as a second-largest array contested. During a weekend’s events, Nissan also played horde to noted off-track activities including a successful dusk show. The array now prepares for a penultimate turn of a deteriorate this weekend during Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), northeast of Toronto.

CTMP’s NASCAR weekend hosts a third and final tour of a Nissan Micra Cup Ontario season, before to a series’ grand culmination during Circuit Mont-Tremblant during a finish of September. The small, most batch Nissan Micra S cars will be in a association of dual vital NASCAR series: a Canadian series, that includes several former Nissan Micra Cup drivers, and NASCAR’s renouned Truck American Championship, that amazes tens of thousands of spectators with a grievous and heavily mutated trucks during a series’ usually annual Canadian event.

With a Nissan Micra Cup paddocks located only metres from a NASCAR lorry paddocks, all CTMP fans can get adult tighten to a universe of NASCAR, as good as a large Nissan Micra Cup family, before they take to a track. While a NASCAR lorry drivers master a huge energy of their vehicles, Nissan drivers authority their flexible Micras in battles that come within tenths of a second.

As a personality of a final dual races, contested during a GP3R, Olivier Bédard will try to use a dual rounds during CTMP to boost his lead in a championship. The two-time array champion (2015, 2017) has a 69-point lead in a championship standings forward of Kevin King. With a limit of 88 points receptive by a singular motorist in a two-race eventuality (including qualifying), a pretension is still adult for grabs. However, if Bédard collects some-more points and King misses a podium, Bédard could secure a 2018 championship this weekend. 

Many Ontario competitors (pictured here Vic Simone forward of Jake Exton and Eddy Wong) are approaching this weekend on a lane during Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

While many eyes will be on a conflict for a title, several other drivers will pull fans in for a ninth and tenth rounds of a 2018 season. Englishman Jake Exton, a 2017 Novice Champion, now sits in third place altogether in a array standings. He’ll try to deflect off advances by Valérie Limoges and Senior Class leader, Normand Boyer. Additionally, American Mike Ogren is prohibited on Boyer’s heels after glorious performances during GP3R, and rookie personality Fadi Mourad can still stand within a altogether standings.

The CTMP eventuality will acquire Nicolas Barrette behind to a track; one of a sons of Michel Barrette, Nicholas was a last-minute entrance following dual tip 10 finishes during GP3R. Many Ontario drivers will also be returning to a lane to contest on home soil, including Vic Simone and Eddy Wong of a Nissan Alta Group team, Peter Dyck, Austin Riley and Jake Exton. 

A initial for a motorsport eventuality in Ontario: The Nissan LEAF will be using as a series’ gait automobile this weekend.

The 2018 Nissan LEAF all-electric automobile will be behind in movement as a central confidence automobile of a series, after an sparkling tour during a GP3R. It will be a initial time a 100 per cent electric automobile is used as a gait automobile in an Ontario motorsport event. Following a LEAF’s renouned coming in Trois-Rivières, there is small doubt that it will attract copiousness of courtesy during CTMP this weekend.

The Nissan Micra Cup drivers will take to a lane 6 times this weekend for dual use sessions on Friday, and dual subordinate sessions and dual races between Saturday and Sunday. Fans are invited to dual designation sessions in a paddocks, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Additionally, Nissan Micra owners are invited to attend a whole weekend, giveaway of charge. To register, follow a couple to a Nissan Micra Cup site before Aug 22:

The designation sessions are always an event for fans to speak with a drivers of a Nissan Micra Cup (here Eddy Wong, from Toronto), and to obtain signatures on infrequently surprising objects!

For those who can’t make it to CTMP this weekend, they can still watch all array drivers have to offer online; a dual Nissan Micra Cup races will be promote live on YouTube: Micra Cup TV.

Schedule and how to follow a weekend’s events:

  • Practice sessions: Friday, Aug 24, 11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • First competition qualifying: Saturday, Aug 25, 8:25 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
  • First race: Saturday, Aug 25, 4:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
  • Second competition qualifying: Sunday, Aug 26, 9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
  • Second race: Sunday Aug 26, 5:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. (immediately following a NASCAR lorry race)

Each of a dual races will be for a generation of 40 minutes. 

Fans can obtain critical information, live from a track, by following a array Twitter comment @micracup. They can also watch interviews and disdainful reports on Facebook Live by following a Coupe Nissan Micra Cup Facebook page all weekend long. 

Overall 2018 Championship Standings after 8 races:

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