Nissan Sentra Cup extended for 2024-2025 seasons, announced at Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières.
Steve Milette and Jacques Deshaies emphasize series success and growing Canadian motorsport enthusiasm.
2023 GP3R event concludes season’s first half; 30 drivers participated in rounds 5 and 6.
In an announcement that resonated with Canadian motorsport enthusiasts, the Nissan Sentra Cup’s presence on Canadian tracks has been extended for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. The exciting news was made public this weekend during the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) by Steve Milette, President of Nissan Canada Inc., and the series’ promoter Jacques Deshaies.
The Nissan Sentra Cup, which initially emerged in 2021 as a successor to the successful Nissan Micra Cup (2015-2020), saw the victory of Alexandre Fortin in two races held over the GP3R weekend. By securing the series for two more seasons, both Nissan Canada and JD Promotion & Compétition underscore their dedication to Canadian motorsport. This move ensures that fans can enjoy the spectacle of the popular series for an extended period. Factoring in the Nissan Micra Cup’s run starting in 2015, Nissan Canada will have backed a series in Canadian motorsport for a commendable 11 seasons, marking a record commitment for a road racing series in the nation.
Steve Milette commented on the success and the growing enthusiasm around the series. He highlighted the substantial interest the Nissan Sentra Cup has generated, drawing in both brand enthusiasts and new motorsport fans. Evidence of this was visible at events such as the first-ever Nissan Grand Prix at the Complexe ICAR and the large turnout at the GP3R.
Echoing Milette’s sentiments, Jacques Deshaies emphasized the series’ pivotal role since the Nissan Micra Cup’s 2015 inception, opening doors for numerous new drivers. Deshaies warmly invited both racers and fans to partake in the upcoming seasons, urging their engagement through both social media and television broadcasts.
For now, motorsport enthusiasts can continue to enjoy the ongoing 2023 season. This weekend’s GP3R marked the end of the season’s first half, boasting an impressive turnout of 30 drivers participating in the rounds 5 and 6 races.