Kevin King and Marco Signoretti: The two contenders for the overall title, which will be decided this weekend at Circuit Mont-Tremblant Kevin King and Marco Signoretti: The two contenders for the overall title, which will be decided this weekend at Circuit Mont-Tremblant

Two Titles To Be Won This Weekend In The Nissan Micra Cup

Written by  Nissan Canada News on Monday, 23 September 2019 19:07

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (Sept. 23, 2019) – This weekend, the Nissan Micra Cup will hold its final race of the 2019 season, as part of the Fall Classic at Circuit Mont-Tremblant.

Two of the three titles are still to be won and will be decided between Marco Signoretti and Kevin King for the overall championship honours; and between Frédéric Bernier and Sylvain Ouellet in the Senior Class.

Having already clinched the Novice championship, Marco Signoretti, from Ontario, could also be declared overall champion not just in his first year racing in the Nissan Micra Cup but also in his first year racing cars in general. With a 42 point lead over Kevin King, from Québec, could be crowned champion on Saturday if he finishes ahead of his rival, with a victory that would net the driver 40 points. On the other end, if King wins the race on Saturday or finishes ahead of Signoretti, everything will come down to the results on Sunday afternoon.

In addition to these two title candidates, both races will provide an opportunity to see several drivers at or near the front of the pack, including Valérie Limoges, winner at the last Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, Taylor Near (Signoretti’s Paypal/Motorsports In Action teammate), Jake Exton and Austin Riley. Battling Signoretti for victory throughout the duration of the last race, Riley, a young driver with autism, has a chance of earning the first win of his career at Circuit Mont-Tremblant, thus making history in motorsport.

In Senior Class, a slight lead of 16 points separate Frédéric Bernier from Sylvain Ouellet. Even though Bernier has been evolving in the Nissan Micra Cup since its inception in 2015, stands as favourite, he must still be wary of Ouellet’s performance, which has won the class for the last four races!

Again, a large crowd is expected as it is the most popular annual race weekend held at Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Other than these rivalries for the remaining titles in 2019, spectators will have an opportunity to see a starting grid with 25 Nissan Micra Cup drivers, at least four of whom will be making their series debut.

Proof that this is an unrelenting infatuation, these new drivers come from various backgrounds including Amyot Bachand, a journalist who normally competes in historic car series, now has the support of Belvédère Nissan, as he could not resist in participating in the Nissan Micra Cup this weekend. Among the other new drivers are Sacha Gagnon, co-owner of SH Karting, who is also well known in Québec for karting, Francis Bellerive and Ben Cooper. Cooper is a British driver and three-time World Champion in karting (2008, 2011 and 2012), who is currently living in Mont-Tremblant where he runs the Jim Russell Karting Academy. Driving a practically stock Nissan Micra race car will be without a doubt a very different experience than what he’s used to with karting cars.

In addition to the races, Canadian Nissan Micra and Nissan Z owners will have another opportunity to complete a parade lap of Circuit Mont-Tremblant on Saturday and Sunday’s noon hour. To participate, they must first register online (no later than September 25) at: https://www.micracup.com/eventregistration/

Nissan Micra Cup drivers will be on the track at least six times throughout the weekend, including two practice sessions on Friday, qualifications and a race on Saturday in addition to another qualification session and race on Sunday.

For the first time at Circuit Mont-Tremblant, the two races will be aired live on the series’ Facebook page and on its YouTube channel, Micra Cup TV. This will be a unique chance to watch the Nissan Micra Cup race from anywhere and an opportunity to see footage of the magnificent historic track, nestled in the heart of the Laurentians.

It will also be the last opportunity this season to see the exceptional LEAF NISMO RC, Nissan’s 100 per cent electric prototype vehicle, which will be on the track as the official pace car. The audience will be able to admire the car at the entrance of the Nissan Micra Cup paddocks between races.

Last event of the 2019 season, the Fall Classic will also mark the second visit of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC to Circuit Mont-Tremblant. In addition to its role as Nissan Micra Cup's Safety-Car, the exceptional 100% electric car will also be on display in the paddocks. Download image, here.

For more information on the Nissan Micra Cup, please visit the series’ official site micracup.com.

To follow the series on social media :

Facebook : Coupe Nissan Micra Cup

Instagram : @nissanmicracup

Twitter : @MicraCup

Youtube : MicraCupTV

PREVIOUS RACE RESULTS AND 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS : https://www.micracup.com/2019-Results_ClassGen

Nissan Micra Cup on the track:

Practice sessions: Friday, September 27, 11:45 to 12:05 and 16:20 to 16:45
Qualifying for first race: Saturday, September 28, 9:30 to 9:45
First race: Saturday, September 28, 14:00 to 14:40
Qualifying for second race: Sunday, September 29, 9:00 to 9:15
Second race: Sunday, September 29, 14:00 to 14:40

 

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.

More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.INFINITI.ca.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.INFINITIUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and INFINITINews.com.

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.

For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit
nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

 

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