Nissan: NISMO motorist Mitsunori Takaboshi to join Formula E rookie test

Posted on 13. Jan, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

YOKOHAMA, Japan Mitsunori Takaboshi, NISMO motorist and leader of a 2017 Japan F3 championship, will take partial in a ABB FIA Formula E Championship rookie exam in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Jan 14.

Nissan will turn a initial Japanese automaker to contest in a all-electric ABB FIA Formula E racing championship, starting in deteriorate 5 late this year. Nissan’s fondness partner Renault and a tip group e.dams offering Nissan/NISMO one rookie exam chair to assistance with preparations.

Takaboshi had a overwhelming deteriorate in Formula 3 final year, winning 7 races and holding 11 fastest laps in a 20 races. His 2017 module also enclosed a full deteriorate in a GT300 category in Super GT, aboard a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.

The flourishing Formula E array gives Nissan a rarely manifest tellurian height from that to widespread a summary of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – a company;s three-pillar plan to redefine how a vehicles are driven, powered and integrated into society.

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“I would like to appreciate Nissan, NISMO and Renault e.dams for selecting me and giving me a possibility to try a Formula E car,” pronounced Takaboshi. “I;m unequivocally looking brazen to participating in a rookie exam and meddlesome to see for myself what a multiple of racing cars and electric appetite can create. As a tellurian series, we consider a drivers and record are of a top caliber, and we wish to learn as most as we can about a several aspects of a competition.”

Takaboshi done his Formula 3 entrance in 2013 in Japan, winning a “National” category championship in his initial season. He initial gathering for Nissan in 2015, in GT300 in Super GT. He got his initial ambience of European racing in 2016, when he contested a Blancpain GT Series with Nissan – finishing on a lectern during a Nürburgring.

He also done his GT500 category entrance a same year, stuffing in for a harmed Katsumasa Chiyo and finishing on a lectern with maestro Satoshi Motoyama during Suzuka.

“We are beholden to Renault and e.dams for giving us this opportunity,” pronounced Takao Katagiri, boss and arch executive officer of NISMO. “This will be Takaboshi;s initial time in a Formula E car, as good as his initial time on lane in this form of environment, so it will be a severe exam for him. we consider this knowledge will really outcome in Takaboshi building even serve as a driver. We have high hopes that he will denote his talents as a deputy of a NISMO drivers and productively minister to a preparations and information collection required for appearance in a series.”

NISMO, a brief form of “NISsan MOtorsports,” is a opening code for Nissan and one of a company’s purveyors of “innovation that excites.” NISMO offers products featuring innovative record and high opening to a far-reaching operation of business for travel use. NISMO cars yield an sparkling pushing knowledge with motorsports-inspired aerodynamics and styling, extended doing characteristics and unmatched agility. In a motorsports world, NISMO competes in a top forms of GT and sports automobile racing, such as Japan;s Super GT Series as good as globally providing competition cars and engines to customers.


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