Mississauga, ON (August 5, 2019)- As part of the schedule of activities for the 50th edition of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, the Nissan Micra Cup will hold two races at the event on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11. The second race will mark the 60th race of the Nissan Micra Cup series which began in 2015.
Will the new championship leader, Kevin King, finally earn his first victory this weekend? With a talented peloton of 28 entries, anything is possible. As part of a series with unwavering popularity, the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières event will see the arrival of three new drivers that have never raced in the Nissan Micra Cup before, namely young racers Charles Deschênes and Nathan Gilbert, and Mario Dufour who comes from a karting background.
The annual outing on the temporary urban circuit of Trois-Rivières will also see the return of actor and comedian Michel Barrette, one of the stars of the 2018 edition. His sons Nicolas, who is competing in the entire 2019 season, and Martin will both be partaking in the weekend’s activities. Kevin King and Marco Signoretti will also be racing, who exchanged places in the championship standings after the previous event at Circuit Mont-Tremblant.
Ontarian Marco Signoretti, series Rookie and PayPal/Motorsports In Action team driver, will also be taking part in the Trois-Rivières event activities. Quebecer Kevin King, who’s familiar with this event, is the series leader heading into the event but many other drivers will arrive in Trois-Rivières with hopes of victory and a podium position.
This is the case for Valérie Limoges, who claimed her first series pole position at Circuit Mont-Tremblant in July, as well as Quebec driver Frédéric Bernier, currently third in the championship standings and leader of the Senior Class. Rookie driver Éric Chaput and Ontarian Austin Riley, who have both made strides since the beginning of the season, could also surprise with their performances. With practically stock Micra S race cars, races seven and eight of the series will surely prove to be spectacular and unpredictable.
The two races of the 2019 Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières will not be the only activities of the weekend presented by the Nissan Micra Cup and Nissan Canada. Similar to other weekend events of the series, Canadian Nissan Micra owners are invited to attend the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières free of charge. Created in 1967 and the first urban circuit in North America, this event is certainly part of the history of motorsports.
All fans who will attend will be invited to an autograph session with Nissan Micra Cup drivers’ in the series paddocks at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 11. This activity will take place following the second race and is an opportunity to get to know the drivers that fans witnessed on the track moments before.
This 2019 edition of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières will also give the audience the opportunity to discover the 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF NISMO RC. Equipped with two electric motors situated on opposite ends of the chassis, the LEAF NISMO RC produces a combined 322 horsepower (161 each motor) and 472 pound-feet of instant torque to the wheels. The new 2019 Nissan LEAF’s transmission technology includes a high capacity lithium-ion battery and inverters.
The LEAF NISMO RC will be used as the official pace car of the Nissan Micra Cup. It will take to the track for the formation laps leading into the two races, which will air live on the series YouTube page (Micra Cup TV). Interviews and updates will also be uploaded online on the series’ social media pages in both English and French, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
For more information on the Nissan Micra Cup, please visit their official site www.micracup.com
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PREVIOUS RACE RESULTS AND CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS : https://www.micracup.com/2019-Results_ClassGen
Nissan Micra Cup on the track :
Practice session: Friday, August 9 from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Qualifying for both races: Friday, August 9 from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm
First race: Saturday, August 10th from 11:10 am to 11:50 am
Second race: Sunday, August 11 from 11:15am to 11:55 am
2019 Nissan Micra Cup Calendar:
May 17- 19: Victoria Day Weekend SpeedFest, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario
June 1 -2: Kyle Nash Memorial Weekend, 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
About the Nissan Micra Cup
Presented by JD Promotion & Compétition in collaboration with Nissan Canada, the Nissan Micra Cup is now in its fifth season. This exclusive-to-Canada series is comprised of six race weekends in Ontario and Quebec. From May to September, drivers compete in Nissan Micra base model S cars which – in true spec series style – are equipped identically, allowing the most talented drivers to stand out. The series is aimed at young karting drivers, the average Canadian looking for any entry point into motorsport competition, or anyone who wants to experience the adrenaline rush of a race. All in all, the Nissan Micra Cup is made for motorsport enthusiasts looking for the thrill and excitement of the race, without having to spend extravagant amounts of money.
For more information on the Nissan Micra Cup, please visit the website www.micracup.com.
About the Nissan Micra
In 2014, the Nissan Micra returned to Canada after 23 years as an all-new model, offering Canadians unbeatable value with the lowest starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in Canada. The Micra is easy to drive and park, thanks to excellent all-round visibility and turning radius, electric power steering and a power to weight ratio that surprises. Powering the front-wheel drive Micra is a DOHC 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine rated at 109 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft. of torque @ 4,400 rpm.
About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. NCI was the first Japanese-based automaker to incorporate in Canada in 1965, and now directly employs 306 full-time staff across offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC). There are 210 independent Nissan dealerships, including 84 that also act as Nissan Commercial Vehicles dealers, 123 electric vehicle-certified dealers, and 41 INFINITI retailers across Canada.
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About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2018, the company sold 5.52 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.6 trillion yen. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.
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