Nissan Micra Cup series promoter and all around nice guy, Jacques Deshaies, announced that the series will return in 2017 for six action packed weekends of racing in Ontario and Quebec. VVUZZ.com participates in the series as well, competing in eight rounds during the 2016 season with editorial director, Brian Makse, behind the wheel of the #13 Guelph Nissan and Waterloo Nissan racecar.
Drivers in the series compete in identically-prepared Nissan Micra S hatchbacks that have been modified for racing safety which leads to the most competitive racing in all of Canada. The Micra S Cup racing car is mechanically identical to the Micra S road car, and the Micra S Cup car’s on track durability under extreme conditions is a testament to the Micra’s on road reliability. Not just immensely competitive and entertaining for fans, it’s the most cost effective one-make series in Canada.
Deshaies said, “This is a truly unique motorsport series for the masses and I’m thrilled to see it gaining traction in both Québec and Ontario. One of the things I’m most excited for is to once again witness the camaraderie between the drivers and their teams in the paddocks.
“The Nissan Micra Cup is a close-knit community, and it has been fantastic watching friendships emerge and grow, even amongst such intense competition – it can get very heated on the track. This year, I am pleased to once again show fans in Québec and Ontario what high-intensity, spec series racing is all about, while also welcoming new drivers to the Nissan Micra Cup family.”
Nissan Canada loves the series, as well. Joni Paiva, Nissan Canada’s president said, “The level of excitement and enthusiasm for the Nissan Micra Cup, as well as interest in participating, has far exceeded our expectations. After two very successful seasons, Nissan is proud to support the Nissan Micra Cup as it grows here in Canada and we are fully committed to it as demonstrated through its inclusion in our marketing strategy.
“I’m thrilled to confirm the Nissan Micra Cup’s return in 2017 and look forward to fans seeing once again just how spectacular and exciting spec series racing is – the Nissan way – with the fun-to-drive Nissan Micra S, the most affordable car in Canada.”
The series opener will be held Victoria Day weekend, May 19-21, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, Ontario, followed immediately the following weekend at Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec. The series then returns to Mont-Tremblant July 21-23, then the highlight of the season in Quebec at Circuit de Trois Rivieres August 11-13.
The series returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Labour Day weekend for that circuit’s biggest event of the year, the Chevrolet Silverado 250 on September 1-3. The 2017 Nissan Micra Cup season concludes at Mont-Tremblant’s Fall Classic September 22-24.
Visit the official Nissan Micra Cup site for more details.