Nissan: The quarrel for a 2016 championship intensifies after Xavier Coupal and Stefan Rzadzinski win in Ontario

Posted on 05. Sep, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

Bowmanville, Ont. – During Labour Day weekend during a Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, a Nissan Micra Cup drivers competed in a second-to-last competition weekend of a 2016 season. Two races took place underneath boiling object and heat, and in front of thousands of spectators who came together for a many critical eventuality of a year on this circuit, where a NASCAR Camping World Truck array was a headliner.

The Nissan Micra Cup saw dual fantastic races, with many twists holding place over a march of a weekend. In a end, Xavier Coupal won a initial competition on Saturday, while Stefan Rzadzinski won a second competition on Sunday.

Olivier Bédard, who had competent in stick position, was heading a container during Saturday’s competition until Xavier Coupal surpassed him and claimed initial place. Positions continued to change in each path via a race, with Kevin King and Valérie Limoges losing their spots. A conflict between Coupal, Bédard and Hammann, a Nismo GT Academy driver, started to rise during a final few laps though stopped abruptly when a yellow dwindle was waved due to an collision involving Yves Aubé.

The mixed change in positions enclosed many drivers behind a initial 3 on a podium. Rookie Stefan Gauthier, motorist of a ideal race, came in fourth place overall, followed by Ontarian Brian Makse. Both of these drivers cumulative their best formula so distant in a series.

The tip 6 was finished by Pierre Clavet, who also fought really tough to get to a front of a really parsimonious container from a initial to a final lap. Normand Boyer, Marc-Antoine Demers, Metod Topolnik and Aaron Povoledo, ex-member of Player’s Racing and debuting in a array this weekend, all finished in a tip 10. Chris Sahakian and Valérie Chiasson, who started final after blank a subordinate session, managed to stand 16 positions and finish in 11th and 12th.

On Sunday, Bédard and Coupal once again started side–by-side during a front of a pack. Coupal, who began in stick position, had a ideal start, Bédard mislaid 3 positions and Nic Hammann fought for a initial place opposite Coupal. Unfortunately, both drivers got held in an occurrence one path after and Bédard took behind initial place in front of Povoledo, Rzadzinski and Limoges. Halfway by a race, Stefan Rzadzinski took a second place mark and proceeded to quarrel for Bédard’s position. The Albertan motorist managed to transcend Bédard dual laps before a end, moments before Metod Topolnik’s collision that caused a yellow dwindle that lasted, like a night before, until a finish of a race.

This was a second feat of a deteriorate for Rzadzinski, in front of Bédard and Limoges who won a fantastic quarrel with Povoledo for third place. The tip 10 was finished by Kevin King, Marc-Antoine Demers, Normand Boyer, Chris Sahakian, Pierre Clavet and Martin Gray. For a rookies, Stéfan Gauthier finished initial during a competition that saw some-more than 30 position changes!

In a drivers’ championship, Olivier Bédard leads with 334 points in front of Xavier Coupal (430), Stefan Rzadzinski (370), Kevin King (358), Nic Hammann (284) and Valérie Limoges (274). In a rookie championship, Stefan Gauthier is in initial place, in front of Peter Dyck and Ashley Sahakian.

It was during this eventuality during a Canadian Tire Motorsport Park that Staff Sergeant Chuck Kaizer participated, off-duty, in dual races to foster Project E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminating Racing Activity On Streets Everywhere). His goal, as partial of Project E.R.A.S.E., was to lift recognition about a dangers of travel racing and to inspire safe, obliged pushing on open roads and competition tracks. Staff Sergeant Chuck Kaizer finished in 22nd and 23rd, respectively.

There is usually one competition weekend left until a finish of a 2016 season, during that some-more than 40 drivers breakwater taken partial so far. This final competition weekend, that will underline a fifteenth and sixteenth races of a season, will take place on Sep 24 and 25 during Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Québec, during a Fall Classic.

For full competition results, visit: (race 13) (race 14)

General altogether championship standings after 14 races:

For some-more information on a Nissan Micra Cup, greatfully visit:

Nissan Micra Cup 2016 Season Calendar :


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