More global motorsport action for Nissan

More global motorsport action for Nissan

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May 16, 2018

Nissan continues its busy global racing schedule around the world with prototype action taking place at Monza last weekend and the popular Nissan Micra Cup hitting the track for the first time in 2018 this weekend.

40 Nissan-powered LMP3 chassis did battle at Monza in the European Le Mans Series and the Michelin Le Mans Cup.

Every LMP3 entry around the world is powered by the Nissan VK50 V8 engine. Saturday’s European Le Mans Series LMP3 battle was won by Italian Giorgio Mondini and Dutchman Kay van Berlo. The duo leads the championship after two rounds with their win backing up their third place from the opening round.

Léonard Hoogenboom and Jens Petersen took the win in the two-hour Michelin Le Mans Cup which also featured Nissan GT Academy winner, Ricardo Sanchez.

The Mexican excelled on race day coming from 20th on the grid up to third place in his stint.

Across the Atlantic in Canada this weekend the Nissan Micra Cup returns with the opening round scheduled for Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Toronto.

The Micra Cup enters its fourth season in 2018 with competitors doing battle in nearly stock, but race-prepared Nissan Micras. Nearly 30 entries have been received for the 2018 championship including the return of series champion, Olivier Bédard.

The 2018 championship will again feature 12 races staged over six weekends across the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.