Nissan Micra Cup star drivers hosting one-of-a-kind, public track session
MISSISSAUGA, ON–(Marketwired – June 07, 2017) – On June 18, JD Promotion and Compétition with the support of Total Canada, will be hosting a Nissan Micra Cup “Discovery Experience” at ICAR racetrack in Quebec. Taking place on Father’s Day, this track day will provide Nissan Micra Cup and motorsport fans with the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a race car and experience the thrills of Canada’s most accessible racing series.
As part of the Nissan Micra Cup “Discovery Experience,” participants will be paired up with a Nissan Micra Cup driver in order to ensure a racing experience which is both exciting and safe. Total Canada’s drivers including: 2015 first place champion Olivier Bédard; 2016 first place champion Xavier Coupal; and 2016 fifth place champion Valérie Limoges, will act as instructors and will teach participants how to operate the Nissan Micra Cup race cars. All three drivers graced the podium at the most recent Nissan Micra Cup race — the Sunday of the Spring Classic at Circuit Mont Tremblant (May 28).
Following a briefing session, participants will have the opportunity to emulate the experience of the Nissan Micra Cup competitors by getting behind the wheel of a Micra Cup race car and taking it around the track. Each session will conclude with participants in the passenger seat of the legendary 2017 Nissan GT-R supercar, while their Nissan Micra Cup instructor takes them on an exciting lap of the track at full speed.
In order to participate, fans must register at http://www.micracup.com/eventregistration/ as of June 7. Only 30 spots are available. The cost is $295 plus taxes for a 20-minute on track session. All Micra Cup race cars — including those used for the “Discovery Experience” — feature a stock, 5-speed manual transmission.
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For more information on the Nissan Micra Cup, please visit: http://www.micracup.com/main.
About the Nissan Micra Cup
Presented by JD Promotion and Compétition in collaboration with Nissan Canada, the Nissan Micra Cup is now in its third season and consists of races across six weekends in Ontario and Quebec. From May to September, drivers compete in almost stock Nissan Micras with the exact same specifications, resulting in a competition that truly reveals the most skilled drivers.
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.
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 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets 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, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance — a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million units a year.
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.
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 directly employs 306 full-time staff across offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC). There are 194 independent Nissan dealerships, 41 INFINITI retailers and 45 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.
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