Nissan: Nissan energy wins for RGR Sport by Morand, G-Drive Racing and United Autosport during Silverstone

Posted on 18. Apr, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

SILVERSTONE, UK – The Nissan-dominated grid during a opening turn of a FIA World Endurance Championship and a European Le Mans Series were forced to not usually do conflict with any other, though also quarrel a English weather.

While teams were prepared for rain, a sleet – that curtailed a final FIA WEC use event – took things to an wholly new level.

Nissan powered 55 percent of a total FIA WEC and ELMS margin on a weekend, including each LM P2 entrance in a WEC championship and 32 of a 45 cars in a European championship.

The ELMS competition supposing a horde of firsts, including a entrance win for a newly renamed G-Drive Racing in LM P2 led by NISMO contestant Harry Ticknell along with feat for United Autosport, that done a LM P3 category entrance featuring second-generation racer Alex Brundle.

Olympic cycling fable Sir Chris Hoy also done his LM P2 entrance for Algarve Pro Racing. Last year’s LM P3 champ teamed with Mike Munemann and Parth Ghorpade to finish 10th.

“Considering we had problems with subordinate and started 26th out of 44 cars, to finish 10th currently and measure a indicate is a good result,” pronounced Hoy. “Michael and Parth gathering unequivocally good and, detached from a spin, we was unequivocally gratified with my double stint. we was putting in unchanging laps, and my times were good compared to some of a pro drivers that was unequivocally encouraging. Overall it was a plain group opening this weekend. With all of a problems and technical problems and a severe continue conditions, we consider it was a good weekend.”

In a 6 hour FIA WEC yesterday, a newly shaped RGR Sport by Morand took a entrance win led by group owners Ricardo Gonzalez, ex-Formula 1 ace Bruno Senna and Filipe Albuquerque.

NISMO Calendar

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

May 14-15
ELMS, Imola – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Italy
Blancpain GT Endurance, Silverstone, England
Micra Cup Canada, Calabogie Motorsports Park, Ontario, Canada

 

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Global Motorsport Communications
Nissan/NISMO
Phone: +44 7979 710646
Email: jane.johnstone@nissan.co.uk

Paul Ryan
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Email: paul@nismosupport.com

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