Nissan: Nissan powers to another Le Mans 24 Hours victory

Posted on 16. Jun, 2014 by in Nissan Canada

  • Nissan powered Jota Sport Zytek-Nissan wins LM P2 category during Le Mans
  • Heartbreak for Nissan’s gamers, forced to relinquish lead after 22 hours of racing
  • Nissan engine takes 1-2-3-4-5 in LM P2

LE MANS, France – A Nissan-powered LM P2 automobile took a category feat during a Le Mans 24 Hours currently for a second year in succession. The Jota Sport Zytek-Nissan strode to a widespread category win and fifth place altogether during what will be remembered as one of a toughest Le Mans 24 Hours in new years. Nissan energy took a 1-2-3-4-5 finish in a LM P2 category in one of a best ever formula for a P2 engine.

Today’s outcome was a clever proof of a highs and lows of motorsport – a win for a NISMO-tuned Nissan VK45DE V8 engine yet heartbreak for Jann Mardenborough and Mark Shulzhitskiy, Nissan’s gamers-turned-racers who had to settle for fifth in category after heading for over 14 hours.

The No.35 Oak Racing Ligier-Nissan took a lead of a competition a few hours in yet had to give adult a quarrel for feat usually dual hours brief of a finish when they had a hint block emanate that left them down on energy and incompetent to urge their position.

“It was during a initial of my daytime stints this morning that we satisfied we wasn’t removing full energy from a engine,” explained Mardenborough. “I came in for a group to check it out, and eventually a preference was taken to change some of a hint plugs.  This bound a emanate yet by a time we found it we had mislaid a lead and were too distant behind to fight. I’m happy with how we gathering here. My prolonged army final night is a best we have ever felt in a automobile and we desired racing in a dark. I’m happy about that and we feel unapproachable that we led a competition for 14 hours. We would have walked it yet any issues. Le Mans can be cruel.”

Jann’s teammates were associate GT Academy leader Mark Shulzhitskiy and determined LM P2 racer Alex Brundle.  Shulzhitskiy was creation his entrance during Le Mans and a Russian exceeded all expectations.

“I adore pushing so we wish to competition anywhere, anytime yet after a week like this I’d adore to come behind to Le Mans,” pronounced Shulzhitskiy. “It is such a great, crazy race. We had a good team, a good automobile and a dual fastest teammates out there so for me that finished things easy. we usually had to stay on a lane and pass delayed cars. It is a contrition for a whole group since it was such a small problem with a automobile that cost us a victory.”

“Motorsport is a rollercoaster,” pronounced Darren Cox, NISMO’s Global Head of Brand, Marketing Sales. “We’re all racers during heart and that’s since we’re so unhappy with what happened with a No.35 car.  Like Jann said, we would have walked it. Jann, Mark and Alex was a good choice of drivers. I’m astounded that everyone’s astounded that Mark finished such a clever debut. There is no doubt that nonetheless again a gamers have finished a good job. It’s all about a highs and lows. It’s good to see a business adult during a front with a lectern close out. The people we work closest with are a drivers and they were denied a win and what a story that would have been, for gamers to win Le Mans. Look during ZEOD too – a large high on Saturday morning when we did a all-electric path of Le Mans and a low usually hours later.  In that box a high was delivered by new record and a low delivered by a old.  It’s a same here as we mislaid since of an emanate with hint plugs. Le Mans is a biggest exam of endurance, not usually for vehicles yet for a people and there are some damaged people here this weekend. We’ll be behind subsequent weekend though. Watch out during a Red Bull Ring as Jann will be inspired for a GP3 outcome and we will be racing during a home of a GT-R: a Nurburgring Nordschleife.”




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