Montreal, Canada – Canada's Nissan Micra Cup not only crowned its 2017 championship last weekend at the end-of-season banquet but revealed the series has been renewed for three more years.
2017 champion Olivier Bedard's victory was celebrated on Saturday night – his second Micra Cup championship win.
The series was launched in 2015 with all drivers using identical, almost stock Nissan Micra S race cars. In its inaugural year, the Nissan Micra Cup took place in the province of Quebec only, and in 2016 – expanded to Ontario.
Over the past three years, approximately 25 cars have competed for the championship title each season, with drivers from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of experience. To date, the entry list has included drivers ranging from 18 to 64 years-old, four women, five international drivers and representatives from 12 Nissan dealerships.
“The Nissan Micra Cup has grown a lot over the past three years – we’ve preserved the exclusive, but welcoming and professional series theme, and have opened our doors to a much larger audience,” said Joni Paiva, president, Nissan Canada Inc.
“The Nissan Micra Cup is more than just a motorsport series. It is a testament to the reliability; affordability; and quality inherent not only in the Micra, but all Nissans in the portfolio.
"The Nissan Micra Cup is also another way for us to connect on a deeper level with the general public, the fans, Nissan owners and Nissan dealers, and we’re thrilled to bring the family spirit of the Nissan Micra Cup back to Canadian tracks for three more years.”