BEDARD WINS TO TAKE NISSAN MICRA CHAMPIONSHIP CROWN

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Circuit Mont-Tremblant, QC, Canada – Olivier Bedard has become the first man to win two Nissan Micra Cup championships after clinching his second title with a race win at Circuit Mont-Tremblant last weekend.

The 2015 title-winner went into the final weekend ready to fight with Kevin King for the crown but his rival suffered an accident in the opening race, putting him out for the weekend.

Bedard put the championship beyond doubt by qualifying on pole and leading from start to finish

“I would have obviously preferred to win the title at the end of another great battle with Kevin King, but unfortunately incidents are part of racing,” said Bédard.

“I also had issues during the season and I’m very pleased with this title. It’s my second win in the Nissan Micra Cup, after my win in 2015. For me, it’s a special moment that I’ll never forget.”

Sunday's race was won by Xavier Coupal who passed pole-winner Bedard on the final lap of the race. The result by Coupal was enough to elevate him into second place in the championship, pushing King back to third.

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