With three of eight Nissan Micra Cup race weekends taking place in Ontario for 2016, Nissan is offering some Ontario dealers the opportunity to display a Nissan Micra Cup race car in their showrooms.
To date, over 20 dealers have jumped at the chance to display one Micra Cup race car in their dealerships, and this past week, the dealer tour got off to a great start at Myers Nissan and Myers Orleans Nissan, both located in the Ottawa area.
Launched exclusively in the province of Quebec last year, the Nissan Micra Cup will expand to Ontario in 2016 with one race weekend at Calabogie Motorsports Park in May, and two race weekends at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in July and September respectively.
”The first season of the Nissan Micra Cup surpassed expectations on all levels, and most importantly, enthusiasm from the Quebec dealer network has been fantastic,” says Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada Inc. “We are thrilled to keep that momentum going and bring the same level of excitement to Ontario showroom floors with the expansion of the Nissan Micra Cup for the 2016 season.”
The dealer tour is running from March 14-April 14, 2016 and brings showroom guests one step closer to the Canada’s newest spec series. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to see up-close, the Micra Cup race car, which is still the stock Micra 1.6 S M/T model with minor modifications, including NISMO suspension - to render it race-ready.
|March 31st-April 3rd||Sherway Nissan|
|March 31st-April 3rd||Woodchester Nissan|
|April 4th-6th||Nissan Woodbridge|
|April 4th-6th||Nissan Richmond Hill|
|April 7th-10th||Brampton North Nissan|
|April 7th-10th||Parkway Nissan|
|April 11th-13th||Brantford Nissan|
|April 11th-13th||London Nissan|
|April 14th-18th||Guelph Nissan|
|April 14th-18th||Waterloo Nissan|
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 NISMO suspension - to render it race-ready.
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-litre DOHC 4-cylinder engine with dual fuel injection and Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control) and stock 5-speed manual transmission. 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.