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Nissan: Returning champions and drivers, new faces and Micra Cup TV all entrance subsequent weekend during a initial races for a 2018 Nissan Micra Cup

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – After winning over spectators and drivers comparison with illusory races and a welcoming family-friendly atmosphere, a Nissan Micra Cup earnings for a fourth deteriorate with sparkling new additions. The deteriorate kicks off in Ontario during Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 19.

Race unite Nissan Canada and array upholder JD Promotions Compétition announced this winter that a Nissan Micra Cup has been extended by a finish of 2020, with twelve annual races over 6 events. For a initial time in a series’ history, a races will be separate uniformly between Ontario and Quebec, including twin visits to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, one lapse to Calabogie, twin trips to a Circuit Mont-Tremblant and one weekend during Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières.

While a sum array of events has remained unchanged, many other lovely updates will be apparent on and off a track.

Fan-favourites return, newcomers debut
Close to 30 drivers are purebred for a 2018 season, including 2015 and 2017 champion Olivier Bédard, looking to urge his title. He will be representing a new group this year, withdrawal final year’s champions Speed ‘n’ Sports, and fasten Solid XPerts with Nissan Micra Cup maestro Alex Habrich.

Kevin King will be heading a follow container after a successful 2017, fixation third altogether and heading a group champions Speed ‘n’ Sports. Also returning is 2017 Senior Class champion, Normand Boyer and multi-time lectern finisher, Valérie Limoges. Series newcomers Marc Héroux – two-time Quebec Super Production Challenge champion – and American Mike Ogren could also warn a margin as challengers.

Albertan motorist Stefan Rzadzinski will be noticeably absent from this year’s array as his Nissan Micra Cup success propelled his career into a Porsche GT3 Cup competition. 

As partial of a three-year agreement, Mobil 1 Racing and Pirelli are corner array pretension sponsors, as a central oil distributer and tire supplier, respectively.

The kick-off for new Facebook live series, Micra Cup TV, hosted by Antoine Joubert
Another new further this year is a entrance of Micra Cup TV, hosted by obvious Quebec automobile contributor Antoine Joubert. Micra Cup TV will concede off-site fans to follow a races live, while enjoying a ambiance of a Nissan Micra Cup. The uncover will be promote live on a Micra Cup Facebook page, commencement Saturday during 11:10 a.m. and Sunday during 3:10 p.m. The live videos and reports will be accessible on a Micra Cup TV YouTube channel, following a race. 

Nissan owners removing lane time
A renouned tack of a initial foe of a deteriorate is Sunday’s lane parade, where Nissan Micra and Nissan Z owners can take an memorable expostulate on a Ontario circuit – before home to a initial Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada. To register giveaway of charge, owners can fill out a online form during Nissan Canada is also charity twin giveaway tickets to a full array of events, for any Nissan Micra owners who registers on a website.

With rarely expected races, Nissan Micra Cup motorist designation sessions, a paddock open to all spectators and live Nissan Micra Cup amicable media reports all weekend, a initial eventuality of a 2018 Nissan Micra Cup is moulding adult to illusory weekend!

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Nissan Micra Cup on-track sessions:

  • Practice session: Friday, May 18, 8:50 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.
  • Qualifying: Friday, May 18, 1:50 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
  • First race: Saturday, May 19, 11:10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
  • Second race: Sunday, May 20, 3:10 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.

2018 Nissan Micra Cup calendar:
May 18 to 20            Victoria Day Weekend SpeedFest, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario  
June 2 to 3              Kyle Nash Memorial, Calabogie Motorsports Park, Ontario
July 27 to 29            Summer Classic, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Québec
August 10 to 12        Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, Québec
August 24 to 26       NASCAR Weekend, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario  
September 21 to 23  Fall Classic, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Québec


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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 racing 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-liter 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 twin hours of lane time consisting of: a 30-minute trial, a 30-minute subordinate event and twin 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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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 during $9,998. One object that sets a 2015 Micra detached is a agility. 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 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 www.NissanUSA.comand, 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 and Datsun brands. In mercantile year 2016, a association sole 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenues of 11.72 trillion yen. In mercantile 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 a tellurian workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault given 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% interest in Mitsubishi Motors. 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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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 directly employs 306 full-time staff opposite offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC). There are 200 eccentric Nissan dealerships, including 45 that also act as Nissan Commercial Vehicles dealers, and 42 INFINITI retailers opposite Canada. A colonize in 0 glimmer mobility, Nissan done story with a introduction of a Nissan LEAF, a initial affordable, mass-market, pure-electric car and leader of countless general accolades including a prestigious 2011 European Car of a Year and World Car of a Year awards.

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Didier Marsaud
Director, Corporate Communications
Nissan Canada
Telephone: 905-629-6400
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Roxane Barry
Specialist, Corporate Communications
Nissan Canada
Telephone: 905-629-6461
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