In the second edition of the Nissan Micra Cup, one team is working hard to help young drivers make the transition from karts to cars in Quebec.
ALBI Groupe Competition has taken on the challenge of competing full time in the Nissan Micra Cup, but also to add a young kart racer to their team during three different race events this year, creating the Club-École ALBI Nissan.
Selecting local kart racers from Quebec, Cedrik Lupien, Alexandre Lacroix and Natael Cantin will all take part in a Nissan Micra Cup race this year in Mont-Tremblant. All three have raced on the National karting level and are looking to make the transition to cars.
The three will go through training with Andrew Ranger, a driver in the Canadian NASCAR Pintys Series, with guidance from Jean-Francois Dumoulin of Dumoulin Competition, to earn their racing license and prepare for their big debut.
ALBI Giant has five ALBI Nissan dealerships and a team of car enthusiasts. By participating in the Nissan Micra Cup for a second year, ALBI wants to help encourage the next generation and promote motorsports. This year they welcome another karting graduate, Olivier Bedard, to the team. Bedard is the defending Nissan Micra Cup Champion.