Nissan: Nissan-powered prototypes are prepared for Long Beach and Paul Ricard

Posted on 10. Apr, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

LONG BEACH, Calif. and LE CASTELLET, France Nissan will energy prototypes on both sides of a Atlantic this week during dual dramatically opposite racetracks: a famous travel march in Long Beach, California, and Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France.

Fresh from a victory during Sebring, a Nissan-powered ESM group heads to Long Beach to contest in a third turn of a IMSA WeatherTech Sport Car Championship. Long Beach is a parsimonious 1.97-mile travel march lined with revengeful petrify walls.

At Circuit Paul Ricard in France, a teams in a European Le Mans Series and Michelin Le Mans Cup championships will face dramatically opposite conditions in their Nissan-powered LMP3 prototypes. In contrariety to Long Beach, Paul Ricard is some-more of a normal highway course, a lane famous for immeasurable run-off areas that are paved.

ESM will be looking to supplement to a success during Sebring where a No.2 entrance of Johannes outpost Overbeek, Pipo Derani and Nico Lapierre took a victory.

“I’m super vehement to come to Long Beach,” pronounced Derani. “It will be my initial time in what seems like one of a best travel circuits in a world. Last year a group looked clever with a second-place finish. we wish we can start a weekend with a clever automobile out of a box and quarrel for another win!”

A sum of 42 Nissan-powered LMP3 cars will be in movement during Circuit Paul Ricard—20 entries in a European Le Mans Series and 22 in a Michelin Le Mans Cup.

Joining a Michelin Le Mans Cup for a initial time will be former GT Academy leader Ricardo Sanchez. The Mexican racer will expostulate for SPV Racing in a Nissan-powered Ligier.

Sanchez’s antecedent module is in further to his Blancpain GT Series commitments with GT Sport Motul Team RJN.

“I can’t wait to flog off a season, and I’m intensely advantageous to be means to contest in GT cars in a GT3 difficulty and prototypes in LMP3—both with NISMO power,” Sanchez said.

“I had my initial antecedent competition during a finish of final year during Paul Ricard so we have an thought what to expect. It unequivocally is a illusory event for me,” combined Sanchez. “I’m looking brazen to display what we can do. With 22 cars in a category it is going to be unequivocally competitive, though I’m unequivocally looking brazen to it.”

This week’s antecedent movement follows final week’s FIA WEC voluntary test, also hold during Paul Ricard. The Nissan-powered byKolles group finished a exam sixth fastest overall. The initial turn of FIA WEC will be hold during Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on May 5.

NISMO Calendar

April 14-15

  • European Le Mans Series, Circuit Paul Ricard, France
  • IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Long Beach, California
  • Blancpain GT Series Asia, Sepang, Malaysia

April 21-22

  • Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, Monza, Italy
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Phillip Island Victoria, Australia


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