Valérie Limoges makes history in Canadian Motorsport!

Mississauga – The Nissan Sentra Cup hosted its final two races of 2022 this weekend at Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Québec. This thrilling racing season celebrated a new champion, Valérie Limoges, who makes history by becoming the first female racer to clinch an all-category title in Canadian road racing. Simon Charbonneau claimed victory in both races held this weekend.

“This is a big day for me. I’m delighted to have won the title and to have been so consistent all year long. That was key to my success,” said Valérie Limoges after the race. “I hope my title will encourage other female drivers to join this series and to get involved in motorsport in general. I’m certainly hoping to be back in the Cup next year and to carry No. 1 on my Groupe Gabriel/Total Quartz Sentra.”

It was under clear skies but in cool weather that the qualifying session started Saturday’s track activities, Simon Charbonneau captured pole position ahead of Éric Chaput, Valérie Limoges, Sylvain Ouellet, Alexandre Fortin and Normand Boyer.

The race turned into an epic battle for the lead involving the three most serious contenders for this year’s overall title. However, Simon Charbonneau stayed ahead of the pack during the entire incident-free, 40-minute race. Charbonneau captured a victory in front of Valérie Limoges who battled it out with Alexandre Fortin at the beginning of the race. Valérie moved into second place when Fortin was forced to retire. Éric Chaput completed the podium but taking third ahead of Nicolas Barrette and Normand Boyer who had the most exciting of the battle of the race.

However, Boyer was disqualified, therefore promoting Sylvain Ouellet to fifth place, thus losing his last chances for the title. André Lapointe, Daniel Fortin, Paul Dargis (who took his maiden start in the Sentra class) and Frédéric Chaput followed in order.

Simon Vincent dominated the qualifying session and the race in the Micra category, taking his third consecutive win of the season. Rookie Charles-Étienne Boucher and Raphaël St-Pierre completed the podium.

The second race of the weekend held on Sunday was to decide the 2022 titles. This was a fantastic confrontation ahead of an impressive crowd at Circuit Mont-Tremblant bathed in fall colours. Charbonneau again set the fastest time in the morning’s qualifying session, beating Alexandre Fortin, Éric Chaput, Valérie Limoges and Nicolas Barrette.

Charbonneau led all laps of this ultimate race of the season with Alexandre Fortin glued to his rear bumper. They crossed the line in that order with Valérie Limoges taking third and claiming the overall title by three points over Charbonneau. Éric Chaput, Nicolas Barrette, Frédéric Chaput, André Lapointe, Daniel Fortin, Sylvain Ouellet and Paul Dargis completed the Top 10.

Simon Vincent enjoyed a perfect day in the Micra class, taking pole position, the race victory and the fastest lap of the race. Vincent won the race from Charles-Étienne Boucher, rookie Nicolas Lévesque and Raphaël St-Pierre who claims the Micra title ahead of Marie-Soleil Labelle.

In the final standings of the overall drivers’ championship, Valérie Limoges captures the title with 482 points. Simon Charbonneau is second with 479 points and Alexandre Fortin is third with 417. Fourth in the final standings, Sylvain Ouellet also takes the title in the Senior category ahead of Éric Chaput, Normand Boyer and André Lapointe.

In the Micra class, Raphaël St-Pierre becomes the 2022 champion and wins the poleposition.ca trophy ahead of Marie-Soleil Labelle and Max Poirier who also takes the Rookie of the Year honours.

The 2023 Nissan Sentra Cup season will start on Canadian race tracks next May.

All-new 2023 Nissan Z MSRP to start at CA$46,498

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Nissan today revealed pricing1 for the latest iteration of its “attainable dream car,” the 2023 Nissan Z – $46,498 for the Z Sport 6MT and $58,498 for the Z Performance 6MT. Both grades are scheduled to arrive at Nissan dealerships nationwide in Summer 2022.

“The Nissan Z is our company’s heart and soul, bringing sports car design, performance and excitement to a broad range of buyers, starting with the introduction of the first generation more than 50 years ago,” said Ken Hearn, Director of Marketing, Nissan Canada Inc. “With a starting MSRP of $46,498 CAD, this latest version is ready to create a whole new generation of Nissan Z fans when it comes to market this summer.”

The 2023 Nissan Z is offered in Sport and Performance grade levels, along with a special “Proto Spec” edition. This limited Proto Spec edition will feature a limited edition plaque and exclusive interior and exterior features all paying homage to the Z Proto launched in 2020. All grades are equipped with a 400-horsepower 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine and choice of 6-speed manual transmission or a new 9-speed automatic transmission with aluminum paddle shifters.

2023 Nissan Z Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices1:

Z Coupe Sport 6MT$46,498 CAD
Z Coupe Sport 9AT$47,998 CAD
Z Coupe Performance 6MT$58,498 CAD
Z Coupe Performance 9AT$59,998 CAD
Z Coupe Proto Spec 6MT*$64,248 CAD
Z Coupe Proto Spec 9AT*$65,748 CAD

Destination and Handling CA$1,950. *Limited production.

The 2023 Z boasts a fresh and sleek exterior design with a silhouette that communicates respect to its lineage with its long hood and short deck. Inside, the driver-centric cockpit takes inspiration from past Z generations with its traditional three analog pod gauges while including modern amenities like a 12.3-inch customizable racing-inspired TFT metre and standard 8.0-inch touchscreen audio display.

First edition of the 2022 Nissan Sentra Cup Magazine is out now

This first issue highlights a successful inaugural race weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

MISSISSAUGA, ON – The first edition of the 2022 Sentra Cup Magazine is out now, featuring highlights from Nissan Sentra Cup’s inaugural weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.

The action-packed weekend saw Alexandre Fortin and Simon Charbonneau each take a victory. The first race started with a severe thunderstorm brewing in the region. Justin Arseneau, Alexandre Fortin and Simon Charbonneau fought hard for the lead but after just a few laps of racing, a violent storm and extreme winds stuck hard. Rain welcomed again the competitors on Sunday for Race 2. Simon Charbonneau started the 40-minute race in third place and powered into the lead in Corner 1 ahead of Arseneau and Fortin. Fighting to find some grip on the very slippery tarmac, the Nissan Sentra Cup drivers put on a terrific show for the fans.

Fans can tune in to read all the race weekend highlights in this edition of the Nissan Sentra Cup Magazine (attached). The magazine includes an interview with Alexandre Fortin, the driver of the Ste-Foy / Beauport Nissan team who looks back on this feat that already positions him as one of the favourites for the title.

The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park race weekend is the first of six events, in what is shaping up to be a successful first season of the Nissan Sentra Cup. The next event in the 2022 Nissan Sentra Cup series will be the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec.

FUTURE & CONCEPT VEHICLES

At Nissan, we’re always looking towards the future to re-imagine your driving experience. With Nissan Intelligent Mobility™, we’re bringing you the latest driving innovations to help you move through life with more excitement, confidence and connection to the world around you. Our concept vehicles help us test our newest technologies, designs and discoveries so that when they go into production, they’re ready to help you take on every day.

2023 NISSAN PATHFINDER® ROCK CREEK

Taking off-road off the charts. The 2023 Pathfinder Rock Creek takes formidable performance to another level with exclusive gear, tuning and drive technologies that can help you tame rugged terrain. Limited availability.

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Lease or Finance?

To lease or finance, that is the question – for most of us.

While paying cash is usually the least expensive way to get yourself into a new set of wheels, most of us are simply not in the happy position of being able to part with such a sizable chunk of cash. Thus, leasing and financing are the most viable alternatives to acquiring a new vehicle. In the following discussion of leasing and financing, you will note that leasing requires a great deal more time and space to explain. That’s because of its complex nature and should not be construed as our being biased towards it. We believe that the process of leasing or financing your new Nissan should be every bit as pleasurable as driving it.

No matter which you choose, you have some obligations.

Whether you choose to lease or finance your new Nissan, you still have the same responsibilities, such as paying for its insurance, maintenance, licensing and registration. As you would be with any financial institution, you are responsible for notifying us of any personal information changes such as your address, bank accounts, and home or office telephone numbers. And, lease or finance, you must inform us immediately if your car or truck is involved in an accident or has been stolen. Likewise, you are responsible for any toll charges, fines, parking tickets, towing and impound charges.

Power of Z

Coming Early 2022

400-hp Twin-Turbo V6

Simply the most powerful Z ever offered. Experience 3.0 litres of pure exhilaration courtesy of a 400-horsepower twin-turbo V6.

6-Speed Manual Transmission

The purest connection between driver and machine. New synchros on first and second gear help any driver handle the added power.

Iconic Design

Long hood, short deck, wide stance and quality craftsmanship. Pure sports car, unmistakably Z.

Forever ahead of the curve

The all-new 2023 Z stays true to its performance roots, with a powerful 6-cylinder under the hood. A front midship, rear-wheel-drive design places the engine farther back in the chassis for enhanced balance, while a new suspension makes you feel hard-wired to the road. It’s an authentic sports car in the purest sense of the term. [*]