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Nissan: Drivers overcome sleet and cold to put on a fantastic uncover during a 2016 Nissan Micra Cup deteriorate opener

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada – The Nissan Micra Cup strictly started a 2016 deteriorate this past weekend during Ontario’s Calabogie Motorsports Park. An eventuality dampened by formidable continue conditions saw rain, breeze and unseasonably cold temperatures plea a drivers. At a circle of their fun-to-drive, flexible and many batch Nissan Micra S cars, a drivers put on an sparkling uncover during both races this past weekend, with victories going to Kevin King and Xavier Coupal.

Nic Hammann, a immature American motorist from a Nissan GT Academy team, warranted a stick position for Saturday’s foe underneath complicated sleet conditions and reduction than twenty-four hours after initial test-driving his Nissan Micra on a Calabogie track. Behind him were Kevin King, of a Sorel-Tracy Nissan team, a Albi Nissan group drivers, Xavier Coupal and 2015 champion Olivier Bédard, Stefan Rzadzinski of Alberta (Pneus Touchette team) and a Quebecker Metod Topolnik (Azure Racing team).

Held on Saturday afternoon on a lane that continued to dry as a laps went on, a initial foe of a 2016 Nissan Micra Cup enclosed some-more than twenty-five drivers and was fast tranquil by Quebecker Kevin King. King managed to reason off consistent vigour from Xavier Coupal, Olivier Bédard and Nic Hammann, as a 4 remained a container for a generation of a race, finishing within 3 seconds of any other. Bédard was eventually unfit when his Micra did not accommodate a smallest weight requirements.


Stefan Rzadzinski therefore finished a tip four, forward of Metod Topolnik, who fought off vigour from maestro drivers Jacques Bélanger and Normand Boyer, both new to a series. Another good conflict took place for eighth place, that was eventually postulated to Valérie Limoges, who finished forward of Valérie Chiasson. Nicolas Touchette was tenth and Ashley Sahakian warranted a tip mark among a beginner drivers.

At Sunday’s race, Nic Hammann once again started in stick position though a multi-car collision during a initial spin separated several favourites, including Hammann, Bédard, King and Chiasson. The afterwards condensed foe was dominated and won by Xavier Coupal, forward of Stefan Rzadzinski and Jacques Bélanger. Valérie Limoges was means to pass Marc-Antoine Demers for fourth place.

In a drivers’ championship, Xavier Coupal leads with 76 points, forward of Stefan Rzadzinski (66), Jacques Bélanger (52), Kevin King (45), Valérie Limoges (44) and Nic Hammann (40). As for a novices, victories were separate between Ashley Sahakian on Saturday and Stéfan Gauthier on Sunday.

The initial foe weekend in a 2016 Nissan Micra Cup really hold adult to a expectations for a deteriorate forward and a unconstrained movement is a pointer of things to come. The subsequent foe weekend is function during Circuit Mont-Tremblant, that is where things kicked off final year for a 2015 Nissan Micra Cup.

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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 NISMO 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-litre 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 dual hours of lane time consisting of: a 30-minute trial, a 30-minute subordinate event and dual 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.

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