Nissan: Record series of entries anticipated, and many fan activities designed for this weekend’s GP3R Nissan Micra Cup

Posted on 17. Aug, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The second half of a 2018 Nissan Micra Cup deteriorate commences this weekend during a renouned Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, featuring a span of 40-minute races and an approaching record array of participants. As a principal vehicle partner of a GP3R, Nissan Canada’s impasse does not stop during a lane – there are mixed activities designed downtown and in a paddocks for a public’s enjoyment.

Created in 1967, a Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières has a abounding story in a North American motorsports universe and brings in tens of thousands of spectators annually to a city’s proxy travel circuit. 

Celebrity comedian contra polite servant, array champion chasing another feat and long-time competitors lapse to minister to roughly 30 cars on a track

For Nissan Micra Cup drivers, a 2018 book is approaching to be a best yet, featuring heated battles during a conduct of a container and several new and returning competitors creation their debuts. Among a returning drivers is actor and comedian Michel Barrette, who will be racing in his second Nissan Micra Cup event. He will be assimilated again by sons Nicolas and Martin, who warranted an particular lectern finish in a Novice category during final year’s event.

Travis Cormier, two-time array champion Olivier Bédard and Étienne Dano (pictured here from left to right). Download image, here.


The Novice category will be one to watch this weekend with a mayor of Trois-Rivières, Yves Lévesque, creation his array debut. Lévesque and Barrette have a accessible plea for who will finish aloft by a finish of a weekend’s dual Nissan Micra Cup races. 

The Micra Cup’s all-time record array of participants is 28 for a competition weekend, that took place during final year’s Grand Prix de Trois- Rivières. With 27 drivers already entered and several days still to go before a event, that record could be damaged this weekend. This proves that seductiveness in a array still runs high in a Canadian motorsport community, for drivers from all backgrounds and opposite a spectrum when it comes to turn of experience.

At a tip of a array standings is Olivier Bédard; a two-time champion (2015, 2017) is attempting to move home a third pretension this year. Bédard has racked adult 4 victories in 6 races so distant this season, with a other dual wins going to his closest rival, Kevin King. Among those to watch also severe for a feat embody Normand Boyer, personality of Senior class, Valérie Limoges – assimilated by a second womanlike motorist for a initial time this year, internal Josée Samson – Fadi Mourad, personality of a Novice category and Englishman Jake Exton. Jean-Michel, who had dual victories in a 2017 season, will also be behind in his Perry Performance automobile for a special event.

Nissan to horde live entertainment, firework uncover and VIP events for Nissan customers

The open are invited to hail a Nissan Micra Cup drivers in a paddocks and attend one of a many activities that will be hold for Nissan owners, who can advantage entrance to a VIP area simply by arrangement their Nissan automobile key. There will also be dual designation sessions – one on Saturday from 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and one on Sunday from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

The second book of “From a Track to a Nissan Stage” will be presented Saturday dusk in downtown Trois-Rivières. Download image, here.

On Saturday night during Parc Portuaire in downtown Trois-Rivières, Nissan Canada will be presenting a rarely approaching show, “From a Track to a Nissan Stage.” After a success of final year’s show, this year’s arrangement will showcase comedian Étienne Dano and thespian Travis Cormier. “From a Track to a Nissan Stage” will start during 8 p.m. and is open to a public, giveaway of charge. A VIP area in front of a theatre will be indifferent exclusively for Nissan owners who uncover their Nissan automobile pivotal as admission. They will also advantage from an ideal mark to watch a fireworks display, “La Magie des feux,” that will take place immediately after a performance. 

In addition, some-more than 750 Nissan clients in a range of Quebec perceived an disdainful invitation to join a Nissan Micra Cup festivities during a GP3R. As good as all a events being hold during a track, they are invited to attend a macaroni and cheese cooking on Saturday during 6:30 p.m., nearby a categorical theatre during Parc Portuaire.

Schedule and how to follow a festivities

  • Practice session: Friday, Aug 10, 2:25 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Qualifying: Friday, Aug 10, 5:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
  • First race: Saturday, Aug 11, 10:25 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.
  • Second race: Sunday, Aug 12, 11:15 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. (before a NASCAR race)

Both races will final 40 minutes.

Fans can find weekend and array information as good as live updates from a track, by a series’ Twitter account: @micracup. They can also watch interviews and disdainful reports on Facebook Live by a Coupe Nissan Micra Cup Facebook page all weekend long. 

Mario Berthiaume, André Lapointe, Kevin King and Marc Héroux: The internal heroes on lane this weekend in a Nissan Micra Cup. Download image,

For fans who can’t attend a Grand Prix de Trois Rivières, they can watch a Micra Cup movement reveal live on a series’ YouTube channel: Micra Cup TV.

Overall 2018 Championship Standings after 6 races:

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