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Elvis Stojko races this weekend in Micra Cup

Three-time world figure skating champion, Elvis Stojko, will be off the blades and on the gas this weekend at the Nissan Micra Club race in Quebec. Stojko will be at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres for two races.

  • Elvis Stojko races this weekend

Three-time world figure skating champion, Elvis Stojko, will be off the blades and on the gas this weekend at the Nissan Micra Club race in Quebec.

Stojko will be at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres for two races, part of the 12-race Quebec-based series that sees stock Nissan Micra sub-compact cars equally-equipped providing some of the closest racing seen in Canada in years.

There are 32 racers ranked in the championship with most of whom are expected to be on the track this weekend.

Also a double silver medal winner at the Olympics, Stojko retired from competitive skating in 2002 and then began to pursue an interest in motor racing starting with go-karts in Mexico in the Rotax DD2 Master Class with the Maranello factory team.

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This weekend the Richmond Hill native will be driving for the Albi Nissan team of Montreal.

“I’m very happy to participate in the Nissan Micra Cup at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres,” said Stojko.

“I am honoured to be invited to this fantastic event, which will allow me to prove myself in front of Quebec fans. The cars look like they are fun-to-drive and competition is fierce.

“Thanks to Albi Nissan, Nissan Canada and the promoters of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres for giving me this unique opportunity.”

The Nissan Micra Cup starts Friday with qualifying at 8 a.m., with the first race Saturday at 11:45 am. On Sunday, the second race will take place at 9:20 a.m.

Live tweets, results during practice, qualifying and races can be found on Twitter: @MicraCup.

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