Nissan: Nissan celebrates 25 years given initial Bathurst 1000 victory

Posted on 04. Oct, 2016 by in Nissan Canada


MELBOURNE, Australia Nissan will applaud 25 years given a initial Bathurst 1000 feat during this year’s book of “The Great Race” during Mount Panorama in Australia.

The #23 NISMO Nissan Altima Supercar of Michael Caruso and Dean Fiore will competition in a classical red, white and blue tone intrigue of a 1991 Bathurst 1000-winning Nissan GT-R R32 during a 2016 Bathurst 1000 on Oct 6 to 9, a entertain of a century after Mark Skaife and Jim Richards dominated a same race.

It will be a third uninterrupted year that Nissan will applaud a Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) heritage. Caruso’s Altima ran in a colors of George Fury’s 1984 Bluebird in 2014, celebrating a manufacturer’s initial Bathurst 1000 stick position. The #23 Altima afterwards raced in a colors of Jim Richards’ HR31 Skyline final year, celebrating 25 years given a initial ATCC title.

The R32 GT-R was chaste in 1991. Richards and Skaife finished initial and second respectively in a Australian Touring Car Championship before going on to record a widespread feat in that year’s Bathurst 1000. The abrasive opening of a automobile was underlined by a altogether competition time – 6 hours, 19 mins and 14.8 seconds – a record that would sojourn inexperienced for 19 years.

Skaife, afterwards a rising star in Australian motorsport, went on to turn a domicile name by winning 5 Australian Touring Car Championships and 6 Bathurst 1000 crowns. He says that his initial win in 1991 aboard a almighty R32 was a life changing experience.


“Twenty 5 years on and some of a best memories of my life,” pronounced Skaife. “To win my initial Bathurst with a fable like Jim Richards in a Nissan GT-R was usually fantastic. It was a life changing impulse to win a biggest automobile competition in this partial of a world. The 1991 competition was illusory given we could press on all day. It was a fastest competition in story during a time and it was usually a unblemished day by not usually a team, though a approach a automobile ran. It was an extraordinary knowledge and a good outcome for a Nissan Motor Company. we consider it’s a good tie for Michael to run this clothing as a effect of a GT-R and a approach a Nissan Motor Company has been long-term supporters of automobile racing in Australia. we adore a demeanour of it and I’m certain ‘Richo’ will have a rip in his eye also.”

Caruso pronounced he is respected to debate his #23 Nissan Altima Supercar in arguably a manufacturer’s many famous fight paint.

“It’s really a Nissan clothing that I’ve been looking brazen to a most,” pronounced Caruso. “There’s no doubt about how critical and how successful a GT-R was and to have a same colors on my automobile during Bathurst is something really special. We’re going to Bathurst with a best possibility for success we’ve ever had. In a 4 years given Nissan has been behind in Supercars, this has been my strongest year. We’ve had a competition win and a integrate of podiums, so hopefully we can go to a towering and do what it takes.”

Car Statistics: Nissan GT-R R32
Competition history: Debuted Mallala 1990, final competition Australian Grand Prix 1992
ATCC Round Starts: 21
ATCC Round Wins: 12
ATCC Titles: 2 (1991, 1992) *Also competed in final dual rounds of 1990 ATCC pretension win Bathurst 1000 Wins: 2 (1991, 1992)

Mark Skaife Bio and Career Highlights
Date Of Birth: 3 Apr 1967 in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
ATCC/Supercars Event Starts: 220
ATCC/Supercars Race Wins: 90
ATCC/Supercars Pole Positions: 41
ATCC/Supercars Titles: 5 (1992, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2002)
Bathurst 1000 Wins: 6 (1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010)

1991 Bathurst 1000 Race Record: Mark Skaife and Jim Richards’ 1991 Bathurst 1000 competition record remained dominant for 19 years, eventually damaged by Skaife and Craig Lowndes in 2010.

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