On the way to my first Cup Micra
The manufacturer Nissan has recently invites some journalists ICAR to take the wheel of racing cars Cup Nissan Micra, an opportunity that was hard to refuse. After a few data on the marketing success of this series for Nissan, the time had come to put on a helmet and ride board has one of the cars for a first 10-minute session.
For non-insiders, Nissan Micra Cup, it’s a pretty unique opportunity to become a racing driver at lower cost. Motorsport is excessively expensive, but in the case of the Micra Cup, it is possible not only to dream, but to pass to the act. For $ 23,000, you are provided a fully PREPARED car for the race and since it is a monotype series, all teams have the same type of car, so the talent that prevails, not the budget.
Some awfully efficient brakes
After we have firmly attaches multipoint belt, I embarked on the track with Kevin King was my ratings, one of the pilots of the Micra Cup. While my co-driver tries to master his nervousness, not being accustomed to be in the passenger seat, I want to discover the peculiarities of the Micra that of the first corner, seems glued to the asphalt as an eraser to Sun. Racing tires are making a difference.
After the first right, I quickly jumped on the brakes and it is immediately projected forward as the car stops well before the turn. I share my amazement with my co-driver, because the brakes are awfully biting, but they are yet those who equipent car series. Only pads are more robust. After a few laps I was getting more and more comfortable driving, discovering and especially mastering better and better the quirks of the car, when thrust to the extreme.
Then comes the time to complete my second session. I was this time with Olivier Bedard, champion of the Series 2017. With his guidance, I was able to master better and better portions of the circuit while discovering the abilities of that race car which, with its 109 horses, did nothing to impress the premium gallery board. It is all the same surprising to see how the car brings all the sensations typical of a racing car. But it was enough to deal a fatal blow to an old dream, one to participate in a car race.
On the way to my first race
Since its launch, I must admit that the Micra Cup challenges me. I had the chance to drive a variety of vehicles on different racing circuits around the world, but I never found myself in a pack. So I announce officially that I will attend the next Grand Prix in Trois-Rivieres driving a Micra. You can follow the self Guide every stage of the road to my first race, the search for a steering wheel and sponsors, until the race will be live on the Facebook page diffusee Guide self.
If you had one day want to make the leap, this experience could obtain all necessary information. Do not miss out on!