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Nissan readies Micra Cup race series

Automaker Nissan Canada is readying a new race series in collaboration with JD Motorsport called the Nissan Micra Cup. Competitors in the races will drive identical 2015 Nissan Micra subcompact cars, modified with a package of performance and safety equipment. According to the company, the series is intended to be "Canada's most affordable racing series," and to serve as an intermediate step between kart racing and more expensive forms of motorsport.

The first season of the Nissan Micra Cup will take place at various tracks in Quebec over five weekends starting in May 2015. Each race weekend will include a 30-minute trial, a 30-minute qualifying session and two 30-minute races.

"The Nissan Micra Cup offers competitors the one-of-a-kind opportunity to push the limits and hit speeds they never thought they could behind the wheel of Canada's most attainable vehicle, the Nissan Micra," said Christian Meunier, president of Nissan Canada. "Nissan's heritage is intrinsically connected to motorsports and dates back to the 1930s. Therefore, we are proud to return to our roots in such a unique way, and in Canada. Through this collaboration with JD Motorsport we have developed a highly accessible and extremely fun series for the Canadian motorsport enthusiast who has a dream to compete."

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