Nissan: Imola a subsequent stop on a "Road to Le Mans" for Sir Chris Hoy

Posted on 10. May, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

Nissan to energy Sir Chris Hoy in Le Mans 24 Hours

 

IMOLA, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Olympic cycling fable Sir Chris Hoy heads to Imola this weekend for turn dual of a European Le Mans Series – his subsequent step on a highway to his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut.

After winning a initial LM P3 championship final year in a European Le Mans Series, Hoy has graduated to LM P2 with Algarve Pro Racing and will make his Le Mans entrance this June.

Hoy scored a tip 10 outcome during a opening turn during Silverstone and continued his credentials final week with contrast during Imola – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari.

 

Nissan powered 7 of a tip 10 LM P2 machines during Silverstone including Hoy. For 2016, Nissan has a sights set on scoring a sixth uninterrupted LM P2 European Le Mans Series championship.

In a FIA World Endurance Championship during Spa-Francorchamps final weekend, 12 Nissan-powered LM P2 machines fought for category honors with Signatech holding a feat interjection to a thespian three-wide pass on Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani by Nicolas Lapierre in a failing stages of a race.

ESM’s Ligier hold on for second place forward of a No.45 Manor WEC Oreca.

The LM P2 championship is parsimonious in a FIA WEC after dual rounds with usually one indicate separating 3 cars and 9 drivers as team’s set their sights on a 24 Hours of Le Mans where there are double points on offer.

NISMO Calendar

May 14-15
ELMS, Imola – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Italy
Blancpain GT Endurance, Silverstone, England
Micra Cup Canada, Calabogie Motorsports Park, Ontario, Canada

May 21-22
V8 Supercar, Winton, Victoria, Australia
Pirelli World Challenge, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario, Canada

May 28-29
Nurburgring 24 Hour, Nurburgring, Germany
Pirelli World Challenge, Lime Rock Park, Connecticut, USA
Micra Cup Canada, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

 

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Contact

Jane Johnstone
Marketing Communications Director
Global Motorsport Communications
Nissan/NISMO
Phone: +44 7979 710646
Email: jane.johnstone@nissan.co.uk

Paul Ryan
Marketing and PR Manager
Phone: +1 678 644 0404
Email: paul@nismosupport.com

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