Monday July 18, 2022 by Philippe Brasseur
After the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Ontario) in May and the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in June, the Nissan Sentra Cup will present this weekend the third event of the 2022 season, at Circuit Mont-Tremblant.
As part of this meeting, which could be nicknamed the Nissan Summer Classic, competitors in the series will compete in two new races, the first on Saturday and the second on Sunday. Two events that, for the first time in the history of the series, will be 45 minutes each, enough to add more strategy and tire management to the drivers at the controls of their Nissan Sentra.
The event, which will mark an important mid-season milestone, will also be shown for the first time in Olivier Bédard’s Sentra. A three-time champion of the Nissan Micra Cup (2015-17-18), Bédard then turned to single-seater and then Endurance and Touring Car racing, most notably as champion of the 2021 Super Production Challenge in the Nissan Z. His participation this weekend in the Nissan Sentra Cup will make him to be in control of the car driven at the Canadian Grand Prix by the defending champion, Kevin King (winner of Sunday’s race at the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit).
Given his track record, Olivier Bédard will undoubtedly be one of the contenders for victory, but he won’t be alone. Simon Charbonneau, the current championship leader, and Valérie Limoges, ranked second, are fighting for the top spot at this stage of the season. If Simon Charbonneau is in his second season of motorcycling, Valérie Limoges will want to talk about his experience on the circuit he knows perfectly and take his first victory this year.
The revelation from the beginning of this season, Justin Arseneau, will try to close the gap with the leaders at the top of the standings, as well as Alexandre Fortin and veterans Sylvain Ouellet as well as Normand Boyer, who finishes the Top 6 at the moment. championship standings..
In the Micra class, François Angers-Routhier is the favourite, having won the first two races of the season before seeing off Samuel Rowe at the Canadian Grand Prix. In the championship, if Angers-Routhier dominates, young Marie-Soleil Labelle is only 16 points behind, in second place in this class.
The 25 registered Nissan Sentra Cup drivers will be on track no less than six times this weekend, with two free practice sessions, two qualifying sessions and two races spread across Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24.
The two races will also be broadcast later in the year on RDS. For this weekend, fans of the series are invited to follow all the news on Nissan Sentra Cup social networks.