Nissan: Nissan and JD Motorsport classification announce a Nissan Micra Cup, Canada’s many affordable racing array featuring Canada’s many affordable car


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario / MONTRÉAL, QC, Canada – Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) and JD Motorsport Organization currently announced a launch of a 2015 Nissan Micra Cup in Quebec- an sparkling one-of-a-kind racing array charity a lowest using cost of any Canadian array and featuring Canada’s many affordable vehicle, a 2015 Nissan Micra.

Sanctioned by Auto Sport Québec (ASQ) and presented by JD Motorsport Organization with a support of Nissan Canada, a Nissan Micra Cup exclusively facilities a batch Micra 1.6 S M/T indication with teenager modifications, including NISMO cessation – to describe it race-ready.

“The Nissan Micra Cup offers competitors a one of-a-kind event to pull a boundary and strike speeds they never suspicion they could behind a circle of Canada’s many receptive vehicle, a Nissan Micra,” says Christian Meunier, boss of Nissan Canada Inc. “Nissan’s birthright is alone connected to motorsports and dates behind to a 1930’s. Therefore, we are unapproachable to lapse to a roots in such a singular way, and in Canada! Through this partnership with JD Motorsport Organization we have grown a rarely permitted and intensely fun array for a Canadian motorsport fan who has a dream to compete.”

The Nissan Micra Cup’s initial deteriorate will take place in Canada’s motorsport fan hub, a range of Québec, over a march of 5 weekends starting in May 2015. The Nissan Micra Cup will offers drivers a event to foe on some of a many obvious foe marks in Quebec, with a intensity to enhance to other provinces in 2016 and beyond.

Unlike many motorsport events, any competing Nissan Micra foe automobile will have a accurate same specifications, ensuing in a foe that truly reveals a many learned drivers. The Nissan Micra Cup foe vehicles sojourn versed with a Nissan Micra’s batch 1.6-litre DOHC 4-cylinder engine with twin fuel injection and Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control) and batch 5-speed primer transmission. More than 25 Nissan Micras will contest on any foe weekend that will embody dual hours of lane time consisting of: a 30-minute trial, a 30-minute subordinate event and dual 30-minute races.  

“When we gathering a 2015 Nissan Micra for a initial time, a one thing that stood out above all else is how fun this automobile is to drive. It’s unusually nimble, flexible and responsive,” says Jacques Deshaies, owner of JD Motorsports. “At that indicate in time, we was already good in a formulation stages of building a motorsport array that would offer low using costs for a fan Canadian. After my initial test-drive in a Micra, with my heart racing from this clearly inconspicuous, subcompact car, we knew though a doubt this was a best automobile for a motorsport series.”

The highway to a starting line
As partial of a development, a Micra Cup foe automobile has been by an finish contrast routine rubbed by a group of motorsport specialists including Jean-François Dumoulin, a obvious veteran racer from Québec. The Nissan Micra racing chronicle is a legitimate foe vehicle, finish with a following modifications to broach a upmost in performance, trustworthiness and safety:

  • NISMO S-Tune Suspension Kit
  • FIA-approved racing seat
  • 5-point harness
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Modified exhaust
  • High-performance stop pads
  • Safety cage
  • Driver insurance net
  • Front and back towing hooks
  • Stylized Fastwheels wheels with Pirelli low form high opening tires

Each Micra competing in a Nissan Micra Cup will be prepared by a Motorsports in Action (MIA) group in St-Eustache. Everything in a interior of a automobile will be removed: seats, floor, doorway panels, steering wheel, etc., to implement a aforementioned facilities and renovate it into a foe version, prepared for a Nissan Micra Cup. After some contrast on a track, this race-ready Nissan Micra will afterwards be delivered to a Nissan Micra Cup competitors.

Nissan is unapproachable to offer a many affordable new automobile in Canada and a many affordable new foe automobile in Canada. The race-ready chronicle of a Nissan Micra will be permitted by special sequence to JD Motorsports for a final cost of $19,998*, that includes a designation of all a compulsory reserve features, new wheels and tires, NISMO S-Tune cessation and mutated exhaust.

“I unequivocally enjoyed each notation we spent contrast a Nissan Micra during Autodrome Saint-Eustache and Circuit Mont-Tremblant. For a automobile that is still roughly stock, a Nissan Micra, is utterly quick and so most fun to drive,” says Jean-François Dumoulin. “After pulling it to a corner of a boundary on these marks though any issues, we can demonstrate to a fact a racing chronicle of a Nissan Micra is a challenging and predicted car. It’s going to be really engaging to see a competitors going head-to-head on a marks in a Nissan Micra Cup – might a best motorist win!”

A automobile and motorsport array for a masses
The vehicles used in a Nissan Micra Cup are a shining mix of a proven, high-quality batch tools from Nissan, and some high-performance facilities to safeguard a Nissan Micras are prepared for legitimate lane races. JD Motorsport Organization, in partnership with Nissan and NISMO, worked extensively with a group of professionals during Motorsports in Action (MIA) to rise this special racing chronicle of a Nissan Micra, that is assembled on a batch Nissan Micra S (base) model

There are several parallels between a Nissan Micra Cup and a namesake vehicle, a Nissan Micra. Both a automobile and a array have been tailored for Canadians, by Canadians. Both a Nissan Micra and a Nissan Micra Cup are simply permitted for Canadians for a particular aims. The Nissan Micra provides Canadians with low cost of tenure due to determined reliability, and consequently, a Nissan Micra Cup offers a competitors with a lowest annual racing costs in a Canadian series.

Young karting drivers, a normal Canadian looking for an entrance indicate into motorsport competition, or anyone who wants to knowledge a rush of adrenaline fundamental with racing cars are all befitting to this series. In summary, a Nissan Micra Cup is for people who are ardent about motorsports, wish to knowledge all a fun and thrills of racing, though but spending towering amounts of money.

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About a Nissan Micra
Earlier this year, a Nissan Micra returned to Canada after 23 years as an all-new model, charity Canadians unbeatable value with a lowest starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in Canada during $9,998. One object that sets a 2015 Micra detached is a agility. Micra is easy to expostulate and park, interjection to glorious all-round prominence and branch radius, electric energy steering and a energy to weight ratio that surprises. Powering a front-wheel expostulate Micra is a DOHC 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine rated during 109 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft. of torque @ 4,400 rpm.
*Excludes taxes.



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