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Nissan: Olivier Bédard leader during a 2019 Nissan Micra Cup deteriorate kickoff weekend

Mississauga, Ont. – The fifth deteriorate of a Nissan Micra Cup strictly started this weekend during a Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, that saw reigning champion Olivier Bédard securing foe victories on both Saturday and Sunday.

The races, that took place during a Victoria Day Weekend SpeedFest, were filled with unrestrained and fad from a crowd.  Fans were also means to declare a famous Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, that was a initial time in a story of motorsports presented in a Canadian or North American array that a 100 per cent electric automobile took to a track. Being used as a central gait car, a indication is versed with modernized battery record and drivetrain components from a Nissan LEAF, a world’s best-selling electric car. The LEAF NISMO RC executed a starting path forward of a container of Micra Cup drivers as they prepared to start a race.

On Saturday underneath balmy skies, Bédard fast took a lead right from a start.  Qualifying in stick position for a 23rd time in his Nissan Micra Cup career, a Quebec driver’s life wasn’t done easy as drivers positions altered countless times behind him, including a heated vigour put on by Torontonian Marco Signoretti nearby a finish of a race. Signoretti, Kevin King, Ontarian Jake Exton, and Valérie Limoges started off their 2019 deteriorate with mixed position changes via a race.  Their conflict behind a circle of their scarcely batch though flexible Nissan Micra S cars lasted via a whole 30-minute race.  In a end, Signoretti, a rookie motorist with karting knowledge that’s competing in a racing automobile for a initial time, finished in second place right on Bédard’s heels and only forward of King, Limoges and Exton.

Taylor Neal, Signoretti’s teammate and conduct of a new PayPal / Motorsports in Action group finished a tip 6. Frédéric Bernier, Senior Class leader Sylvain Ouellet, Alex Habrich, and his son Michael Habrich dull out a tip 10.

Nissan Micra Cup fans and spectators were means to admire a LEAF Nismo RC in movement on a lane and in a paddocks on Saturday and once again on Sunday. In further to a foe and a LEAF Nismo RC, fans during a eventuality had a event to attend a drivers’ designation session, and Micra and Z owners took partial in a mid-day march on a track. The march brought together 70 Micra and Z owners, including authentic collectors’ models, sourroundings a new record given a inception.  

On Sunday afternoon, a Micra Cup foe found Bédard heading a container once again, with Signoretti tighten behind. The immature Torontonian succeeded in holding a lead during a second path though a slight motorist blunder after authorised Bédard to retrieve a tip mark and secure his second feat of a weekend. Behind him, Signoretti battled with Limoges and King, eventually solidifying another second-place finish only in front of a other two, who claimed third and fourth positions, respectively. The parsimonious conflict on a lane perplexed a courtesy of many spectators during a CTMP. 

Taylor Near finished a tip 5 with a flawless race, forward of Austin Riley, Jake Exton and Sylvain Ouellet who claimed a Senior Class title, followed by Éric Chaput and Frédéric Bernier.

In a drivers’ championship, Bédard sits during a tip with his dual victories, forward of Signoretti, a tie between Limoges and King, followed by Near and Exton.

For those who are incompetent to attend a Nissan Micra Cup in chairman or wish to relive a weekend’s races, fans can revisit a Micra Cup TV YouTube channel ( In addition, a array posts mixed videos and provides updates on a central Nissan Micra Cup Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages in both English and French via a weekend.

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Facebook: Coupe Nissan Micra Cup
Instagram: @nissanmicracup
Twitter: @MicraCup
YouTube: MicraCupTV

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2019 Nissan Micra Cup Calendar:

  • May 17- 19: Victoria Day Weekend SpeedFest, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario  
  • June 1 -2: Kyle Nash Memorial, Calabogie Motorsports Park, Ontario
  • July 26 – 28 : Summer Classic, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Québec
  • Aug 9 – 11 : Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, Québec
  • Aug 23 – 25: NASCAR Weekend, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario  
  • Sept 27 – 29: Fall Classic, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Québec


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About a Nissan Micra Cup
Presented by JD Promotion Compétition in partnership with Nissan Canada, a Nissan Micra Cup is now in a fifth season. This exclusive-to-Canada array is comprised of 6 foe weekends in Ontario and Quebec. From May to September, drivers contest in Nissan Micra bottom indication S cars that – in loyal spec array character – are versed identically, permitting a many gifted drivers to mount out. The array is directed during immature karting drivers, a normal Canadian looking for any entrance indicate into motorsport competition, or anyone who wants to knowledge a adrenaline rush of a race. All in all, a Nissan Micra Cup is done for motorsport enthusiasts looking for a disturb and fad of a race, but carrying to spend impracticable amounts of money.

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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. The 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 Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is a Canadian sales, selling and placement auxiliary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. NCI was a initial Japanese-based automaker to incorporate in Canada in 1965, and now directly employs 306 full-time staff opposite offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC). There are 208 eccentric Nissan dealerships, including 81 that also act as Nissan Commercial Vehicles dealers, 114 electric vehicle-certified dealers, and 42 INFINITI retailers opposite Canada.
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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 and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a tellurian full-line car manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, INFINITI andDatsun 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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