Mississauga (Ontario) – The Nissan Sentra Cup will be one of the featured series presented at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières this weekend. The Canadian motorsport series will have two races, one on Saturday August 5th and the other on Sunday August 6th, as part of the ever-popular event, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of spectators once again for this fifty-third edition.
These rounds, 5 and 6 of the 2023 season, will mark the conclusion of the first half of the season. With three wins in four races so far, Simon Charbonneau is undoubtedly the favorite. He currently leads the championship standings ahead of Nicolas Barrette, Alexandre Fortin (winner of the opening round of the season), Simon Vincent and defending champion Valérie Limoges.
Limoges, who holds the record for the most career overall victories at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières for a female driver (two wins in the Nissan Cup - Micra and Sentra), will attempt to secure another triumph on this temporary 2.4 km urban track which greatly enhances the abilities of the drivers. On the other hand, after his triumphant performance in front of a packed audience at the Nissan Grand Prix at the Complexe ICAR in Mirabel on July 9, Charbonneau now holds his own destiny is his hands as he aims for his very first victory in Trois-Rivières.
For those unable to be on-site, it will be possible to watch all the Nissan Sentra Cup on track sessions on the series' Facebook page. Free practice, qualifying, races, all will be presented live! Fans in the grandstands will have free access to the Nissan Sentra Cup paddocks to meet the Series' family. Additionally, they can test their Nissan Z driving skills on the Nissan Canada simulator.
Nissan Sentra Cup drivers will be on track from 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. for a free practice session on Friday, August 4, followed by qualifying from 4:00 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Saturday, after the formation lap behind the Series' official Safety Car, which will be the new Nissan Z, the first race will begin at 2:10 p.m., providing 40 minutes of action. On Sunday, the second race will be presented from 11:15 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. The podium ceremonies will immediately follow the end of both races.
Between 25 and 30 drivers are again expected in the Nissan Sentra Cup for this Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières 2023. As usual, the racing Sentra field will be completed by the Micra class cars.
SCHEDULE 2023 - NISSAN SENTRA CUP
May 26, 27, 28 Spring Classic, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Québec
July 9 Nissan Grand Prix, Complexe ICAR - Mirabel, Québec
August 4, 5, 6 Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec
August 26 NASCAR Event, Complexe ICAR - Mirabel, Québec
September 1, 2, 3 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario
September 22, 23, 24 Fall Classic, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Québec
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