Nissan: Nissan-powered ESM group seeks to repeat Petit Le Mans win

Posted on 09. Oct, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

BRASELTON, Ga. – The Nissan-powered ESM group will find to repeat a Petit Le Mans win this week in a find turn of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – Petit Le Mans during Road Atlanta.

Last year, a No. 2 regular-season lineup of Ryan Dalziel and Scott Sharp was assimilated by Brendon Hartley on a tip step of a podium during a finish of a 10-hour race. The No. 22 automobile of Pipo Derani, Johannes outpost Overbeek and Bruno Senna finished usually off a lectern in fourth.

The group carries movement into a weekend’s eventuality with a No. 22 taking victory during a prior turn during WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. In addition, a No. 22 group with Petit Le Mans teammate Timo Bernhard, has additional proclivity to win, with Johannes outpost Overbeek announcing he will retire from veteran racing during a finish of a season.

“As this is a final competition of my veteran career, I’m fervent to suffer and take in a whole experience,” pronounced outpost Overbeek. “I can usually wish we are as rival this year as we were final year.”

While outpost Overbeek has prolonged been a partial of a American sportscar scene, another motorist will make his U.S. entrance with a ESM team. Frenchman Norman Nato will join Dalziel and Sharp in a No. 2 during Road Atlanta. Nato has raced extensively in Europe and now sits third in a European Le Mans Series championship.

“It’s always a good feeling to be racing in one of a biggest races in a US, though it’s even nicer meaningful that we are doing it with a winning team,” pronounced Nato. “It’s a initial time for me racing in a U.S., though this year has been unequivocally successful for me in Europe, and it gives me a lot of certainty to be true divided in a gait of a front-runners.”

2017 Petit Le Mans feat for Nissan during Road Atlanta

 

NISMO Calendar

October 13-14
Blancpain GT Series Asia, Ningbo, China
FIA World Endurance Championship, Fuji International Speedway, Japan
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA

October 16-19
ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Pre-season test, Valencia, Spain

October 20-21
Super GT, Autopolis, Japan
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

 

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paul@nismosupport.com

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