Nissan: NISMO PRE-SEASON: Nissan-powered FIA WEC and ELMS teams flog off 2016, and Nissan clever in SUPER GT contrast during Fuji Speedway

Posted on 29. Mar, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

LE CASTELLET, France and MIMASAKA, Japan Nissan’s mastery of a LM P2 category continued as a FIA World Endurance Championship and a European Le Mans Series kicked off their 2016 seasons with pre-season contrast during Circuit Paul Ricard final week.

Nissan has powered a leader of a LM P2 category during Le Mans in 4 of a past 5 years including a past 3 in succession. NISMO’s formula in in a FIA World Endurance Championship have mirrored that success.

In a European Le Mans Series, Nissan has won a championship each year given a entrance of a Nissan VK45DE 4.5-liter V8 engine in 2011.

At final week’s FIA WEC Prologue on Mar 25 to 26, a Signatech Alpine finished a week with a fastest time, interlude a clocks during 1:46.974. In total, a 10 Nissan-powered teams finished a sum of 2,204 laps – some-more than 12,763km around a Paul Ricard circuit.

Five opposite Nissan-powered framework were on lane during a exam including a Oreca 05, Alpine A460, Gibson 015S, BR01 and Ligier JS P2 with 3 – a Oreca, Alpine and Gibson commanding a times in one during slightest one of a 5 sessions.

New teams introduced to Nissan energy for a initial time enclosed a Tequila Patrón ESM squad, that won a Rolex 24 during Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring in a US; Manor, that is entering a FIA WEC for a initial time; and new general teams Baxi DC Racing, that is a initial ever FIA WEC organisation from mainland China (whose tenure organisation includes mythological actor Jackie Chan), and RGR Sport by Morand, a Mexican patrol run by motorist Ricardo Gonzalez whose teammates embody ex-F1 motorist Bruno Senna.

In a ELMS exam on Mar 22 to 23, Krohn Racing available a fastest time of a week (1:48.100) with eminent LM P2 star Olivier Pla during a wheel.

Pla will join army with organisation owners Tracy Krohn and Nic Johnsson aboard their Greaves Motorsport-run Ligier in 2016.

Nissan dominated all-five sessions with Thiriet By TDS Racing heading 3 of a 5 sessions altogether including both sessions on a second day.

NISMO contestant Sir Chris Hoy finished some-more LM P2 laps during a exam – this time aboard a Algarve Pro Racing Ligier. Renault-Nissan Alliance contestant Andrea Pizzitola also gathering a No.25 Ligier during Paul Ricard final week.

In a all-Nissan-powered LM P3 ranks, a 21-strong margin was led by second-generation star Alex Brundle aboard his United Autosports Ligier.

Teams from both a FIA WEC and ELMS will now set their sights on a opening rounds of their particular championships during Silverstone on Apr 16 and 17.


Nissan clever in SUPER GT contrast during Fuji Speedway

Nissan’s clever pre-season performances in Super GT contrast continued final weekend as a code aims to repeat a GT500 and GT300 championship-winning performances from 2015.

In GT500, a No.12 Calsonic IMPUL GT-R of Hironobu Yasuda and JP de Oliveira surfaced a timesheet on day dual of a exam and set a second fastest altogether time of a exam during Fuji Speedway.

GT-Rs were second, eighth, ninth and 12th on a opening day of contrast on Mar 26 and corroborated that adult with first, fifth, sixth and 13th on day two.

In GT300 former GT Academy leader Jann Mardenborough continued to gleam aboard a B-MAX NDDP GT-R teamed with Kazuki Hoshino.

Mardenborough available a fastest time of a weekend on day one with a path of 1:36.151, and a No.3 automobile was discerning again on day dual – second fastest altogether on a day.

“We had a good exam during Fuji and came divided with a fastest time in GT300 set on a opening day,” pronounced Mardenborough. “On a second day we focused a lot on prolonged runs, competition set adult and also practicing array stops though we were still second fastest on a day. We learnt a lot about a automobile over a dual days, and we am also starting to feel a lot some-more comfortable. Everything has unequivocally left to devise with no repairs and no off-track excursions either. We did a lot of kilometers over a dual days and it feels unequivocally good to come divided with a fastest time. It positively is a bustling pre-season. Next step for me is to conduct to Okayama on Tuesday for some some-more Formula 3 testing.”


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