Nissan: Nissan-powered ESM patrol prepared for Sebring 12 Hours

Posted on 13. Mar, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

SEBRING, Florida The Nissan-powered ESM patrol is scheming for one of a biggest hurdles in sports automobile racing this weekend – competing for 12 hours on a rough Sebring International Raceway.

First hold in 1950, a 12-hour competition takes place on a Sebring circuit that includes aged runways from Hendricks Army Airfield, a bottom where American B-17 pilots were lerned during World War II.

The biggest conflict confronting a teams in this second turn of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is not indispensably a other cars. Rather, it’s a lane itself, whose bumps exam a continuance of a competition machines. Two places on a 3.74-mile circuit are quite rough—Turns 17 and 1, that lead onto and off a front straight, respectively.

Nevertheless, a drivers like a track. “Sebring is one of my favorite races,” pronounced Nicolas Lapierre, who will expostulate a No. 22 Nissan-powered Onroak with Pipo Derani and Johannes outpost Overbeek.

Added Lapierre: “I adore this aged propagandize lane and a good atmosphere that we can feel via a week. It is a fun track, though it is also one of a hardest races in a world. The bumps give a really tough time to a car. As a driver, we have to stay focused each second.”

Although a ESM group had some teething troubles during a Rolex 24 opener, a drivers feel assured going into Sebring.  “I’m assured that we have a package to quarrel in a front,” pronounced Lapierre. “Testing between Daytona and Sebring went well, so we’re feeling assured streamer into a race.”

The No. 2 ESM partner automobile will again be driven by Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel and Olivier Pla.


NISMO Calendar

March 13-14

  • Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, Official Test Days, Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France

March 15-17

  • IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, 12 Hours of Sebring, Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida

March 22-25

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Albert Park F1 Circuit, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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