Nissan: NISMO dominates a grid during Silverstone

Posted on 14. Apr, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

SILVERSTONE, UK – NISMO-power will again browbeat a margin in a opening rounds of a FIA World Endurance Championship and a European Le Mans Series during Silverstone subsequent weekend with 43 cars attack a lane with Nissan engines.

Amazingly, 55 percent of a cars on grid for Silverstone will be powered by Nissan. A sum of 11 of a 33 entries in a FIA WEC and 32 of a 45 entries for a ELMS will be powered by Nissan.

Defending European Le Mans Series champions Greaves Motorsport lapse with a new Ligier chassis, a new motorist lineup of Memo Rojas, Julien Canal and Kuba Giermaziak though keep their championship-winning Nissan VK45DE, 4.5-liter, 90-degree V8 engine.

Olympic cycling fable Sir Chris Hoy will make his LM P2 competition debut in a ELMS eventuality on Saturday. The 2015 ELMS LM P3 champion will expostulate with Algarve Pro Racing aboard a Nissan-powered Ligier.

 

Last year’s FIA WEC LMP2 Endurance Trophy winners G-Drive Racing lapse with a new partnership with Jota Sport though keep Nissan as their engine of choice. In fact in a FIA WEC, all 11 entries will be powered by Nissan.

“Having 55 percent of all a cars on a grid with Nissan powertrains is flattering considerable and overall,” pronounced Global Motorsport Director of Nissan Mike Carcamo. “We have a really clever story with a engine programs. we consider we should be really unapproachable of a victories we’ve achieved in a several classes. And a teams have apparently selected Nissan to give them a best possibility to win. Our attribute and joining with a FIA and a ACO for continuation and antecedent racing hasn’t wavered.”

The Nissan-powered LM P3 has gifted thespian expansion in 2016 with 20 automobile entered this weekend during Silverstone.

NISMO Calendar

April 16-17:
FIA WEC, Silverstone, England
ELMS, Silverstone, England
V8 Supercar, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
Pirelli World Challenge, Long Beach, California, USA

April 23-24
Blancpain GT Endurance, Monza, Italy
Pirelli World Challenge, Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama, USA

May 3-4
Super GT, Fuji Speedway, Japan

May 7-8
FIA WEC, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Blancpain GT Sprint, Brands Hatch, England
V8 Supercar, Barbagallo Raceway, Western Australia, Australia

 

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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

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