Nissan Micra Cup expands into Ontario for 2016 series
Nissan Micra Cup expands into Ontario (Photo: Nissan)
Nick Maronese, Autofocus.ca
Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016 3:09PM EST
Nissan’s Micra Cup race program will expand from Quebec into Ontario for the 2016 season, and fans will also be able to buy a Cup-inspired Micra for the street.
In its first season in 2015, the Micra Cup, “Canada’s most affordable race series,” was hosted on tracks solely in Quebec, but for thsi year, the schedule includes a race at Calabogie in May and two at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport), in July and September.
Over 90 percent of drivers from 2015 are returning for the 2016 races, and they can look forward to most rules staying the same. The only changes include some loosening of the guidelines; spec fuel is no longer necessary, and wheel camber settings are free.
Nissan also announced it would be making available just 250 examples of a racing inspired Micra Cup Limited Edition, a street car with wheels and graphics borrowed from the race car, plus a plaque signed by the 2015 season champion. That car goes on sale early spring 2016.