Nissan: Nissan Onroak prototypes stir in Daytona debut

Posted on 31. Jan, 2017 by in Nissan Canada

DAYTONA, Fla. – Nissan engine patron group ESM showed considerable gait in a entrance during a Rolex 24 during Daytona, with a group scoring fourth and seventh place finishes in a opening turn of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

 

 

While a group got both cars to a mottled flag, a intensity for an even stronger outcome was clearly demonstrated during a night hours of a race, that was hindered by complicated rain.

Brendon Hartley charged a No. 22 automobile into a competition lead during a night hours. However, on his out lap, a GT automobile done hit with a Nissan Onroak Dpi, putting a automobile into a wall.

Quick work by a ESM organisation got them behind into a race, though Hartley, Ed Brown, Johannes outpost Overbeek and Bruno Senna had to settle for a seventh place finish – 23 laps down on a leaders.

The No. 2 automobile – of Pipo Derani, Ryan Dalziel and Scott Sharp – ran a clever race, though it only finished off a lectern in fourth place in a entrance of a new Daytona Prototype International premier category in a IMSA series.

“We are all really happy to finish this race,” pronounced Derani. “The fourth place comes with a tiny ambience of feat for us, deliberation a product is really new. To be means to finish this competition is some-more than we could presumably suppose yesterday, or even a few days ago. For a initial competition of a new Nissan Onroak DPi, we am really unapproachable of a team, of Nissan and everybody involved. we wanted to appreciate them all for their good support, and we demeanour brazen to removing improved from here and on to Sebring.”

 

 

 

 

The group will now set a sights onto a second turn of a championship, a 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida on Mar 18.

NISMO Calendar

February 3-5
Bathurst 12 Hour, Mount Panorama, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

March 16-18
12 Hours of Sebring, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Sebring, Florida, USA

 

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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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