MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (Dec. 20, 2018) – After four successful seasons, Nissan announce the 2019 race calendar for the most affordable racing series in Canada – the Nissan Micra Cup. The series’ fifth season will feature three events in Ontario and three in Quebec.
The 2019 race calendar is as follows:
Dates Location Event
May 17-19 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Victoria Day SpeedFest
June 1-2 Calabogie Motorsport Park Kyle Nash Race
July 26-28 Circuit Mont-Tremblant Summer Classic
August 9-11 Circuit Trois-Rivières Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières
August 23-25 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Chevrolet Silverado 250
September 27-29 Circuit Mont-Tremblant Fall Classic
“Nissan is very pleased to offer the most affordable racing series in Canada with one of the most affordable subcompact cars on the market. We will continue to build on the momentum established in the past four years with drivers and fans,” says Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada Inc. “Nearly five years after its return to Canada, the Nissan Micra has its own cult following, and this is evident through the Nissan Micra Cup, where Micra owners come out to the track in droves to support their favourite drivers.”
Building a premiere racing experience for drivers and racing fans
With a race ready Micra Cup car at an affordable cost of $24 500, the Nissan Micra Cup is Canada’s most affordable racing series, giving many Canadians the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a racecar, something that many wouldn’t otherwise be able to experience. Whether it’s the empty nester who is taking up a hobby, a young karting driver looking at going one level up or a hardcore racing fan looking to get into the action, the Micra Cup offers something for everyone.
“For the fifth season, we are expecting a very strong group of drivers on the starting line. There will be plenty of veterans and rookies which demonstrates the diversity of talent the Nissan Micra Cup attracts,” says Jacques Deshaies, owner of JD Promotion & Compétition and the series promoter. “After four years, the Nissan Micra Cup has affirmed its position as a great bridge between karting and car racing, for those looking to take the next step in their motorsport career. We have at least five or six new rookies already confirmed for 2019, and this will surely create an interesting dynamic on the track. I’m counting down the days to the opening race at CTMP next May!”
About the Nissan Micra Cup
Sanctioned by Auto Sport Québec (ASQ) and presented by JD Promotion & Compétition with the support of Nissan Canada, the 2015 Nissan Micra Cup exclusively featured the stock Micra 1.6 S M/T model with minor modifications, including racing suspension – to render it race-ready.
Unlike most motorsport events, each competing Nissan Micra race vehicle had the exact same specifications, resulting in a competition that truly revealed the most skilled drivers. The 2015 Nissan Micra Cup race vehicles were equipped with the Nissan Micra’s stock 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with dual fuel injection and Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control) and stock 5-speed manual transmission. In its inaugural season, more than 25 Nissan Micras competed on each race weekend which included two hours of track time consisting of: a 30-minute trial, a 30-minute qualifying session and two 30-minute races.
Young karting drivers, the average Canadian looking for an entry point into motorsport competition, or anyone who wants to experience the rush of adrenaline inherent with racing cars are all well-suited to this series. In summary, the Nissan Micra Cup is for people who are passionate about motorsports, want to experience all the fun and thrills of racing, but without spending staggering amounts of money.
For more information on the Nissan Micra Cup, please go to the website Nissan.ca/MicraCup.
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 at $9,998. One item that sets the 2015 Micra apart is its agility. 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 208 independent Nissan dealerships, including 81 that also act as Nissan Commercial Vehicles dealers, 114 electric vehicle-certified dealers, and 42 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 andDatsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. 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. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.
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