Mississauga, Ontario – Last night, Olivier Bédard, a 18-year-old Québec motorist and 2015 Nissan Micra Cup champion, was awarded a Gilles-Villeneuve Trophy. This prestigious endowment was presented to Bédard by Auto Sport Québec (the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s member in a shred of Quebec) during a annual party during a Musée Gilles-Villeneuve, hold yesterday in Montréal.
Victorious during 5 of a 12 races that comprised a initial deteriorate of a Nissan Micra Cup, Bédard left a durability sense on a Canadian motorsport village by his well-developed opening on a track.
“After winning a 2015 Nissan Micra Cup championship, receiving an endowment as prestigious as a Gilles-Villeneuve Trophy is incredible. Gilles Villeneuve was my favourite motorist and desirous me to start racing in a initial place. I’ve review all there is to know about him, so receiving this endowment is truly an honour,” pronounced Bédard. “I am gay to have participated in a initial deteriorate of this new, one-make array given a Micras are roughly batch and all equal, therefore it’s unequivocally a motorist that creates a difference. It was a ideal array for me, permitting me a event to denote what we can do adult opposite other intensely gifted drivers with opposite racing backgrounds.”
“Auto Sport Québec is anxious to benefaction a Gilles-Villeneuve Trophy to Olivier Bédard for his success in a 2015 Nissan Micra Cup, a new though rarely rival array that has turn a divulgence theatre for pushing talent on competition marks in Québec. Bédard, a 2015 Nissan Micra Cup champion, is a motorist with a earnest future,” pronounced Érick Baker, ASQ president.
For Nissan Canada, carrying a Nissan Micra Cup champion win this prestigious endowment is a outrageous honour. “Nissan Canada congratulates Olivier Bédard as a leader of a 2015 Gilles-Villeneuve Trophy,” pronounced Christian Meunier, boss of Nissan Canada Inc. “We are so unapproachable that a trophy, named after a many distinguished Canadian motorist of all time, is awarded to a really initial Nissan Micra Cup champion. In one season, a Nissan Micra Cup not usually won over a open and a competitors, though also became famous as a proof belligerent for motorist talent.”
Created in 1982, a Gilles-Villeneuve Trophy symbolizes a competitiveness and value of a Québec competition automobile motorist on a track, all year long. Gilles Villeneuve, innate in Chambly in 1950 and defunct on May 8th, 1982, propelled seductiveness for motorsport in Canada. His glamour and assertive inlet on a lane done him a fable all around a world, and not usually to Formula 1 fans.
Each year, a cabinet of experts (drivers, journalists, celebrities) name a leader of a Gilles-Villeneuve Trophy. The 2015 winner, Olivier Bédard, follows in a footsteps of other drivers who have noted a story of Canadian motorsport, including Patrick Carpentier (1994), Alexandre Tagliani (1996), Andrew Ranger (2002) and many others.
The Nissan Micra Cup will lapse to a lane subsequent year. Officials are now finalizing a calendar of events, that will be announced after this year.
For some-more information on a Nissan Micra Cup, greatfully go to a website www.nissan.ca/micracup .
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