Nissan: Nissan prepares to excite during Le Mans

Posted on 11. Jun, 2014 by in Nissan Canada

Sound Bites from Cox, Ordonez, Mardenborough, Reip and Shulzhitskiy

 

 

  • Nissan ZEOD RC set to try initial all-electric path of Le Mans
  • Four gamers to contest during world’s many prestigious 24 hour race
  • Fan-focused manufacturer to promote live from a Le Mans Village via race
  • Introducing….NISMO cam!

LE MANS, FRANCE – The theatre is set for another stirring Le Mans 24 Hours and Nissan will be holding core theatre with a long-awaited competition entrance of Nissan ZEOD RC, Nissan’s innovative electric racing car.  Over a entertain of a grid will be powered by Nissan in 2014, demonstrating a success of a manufacturer’s world-beating LM P2 engine.  Four gamers will contest during Le Mans this weekend, dual in Nissan ZEOD RC and dual in a new Ligier JS P2, that is also powered by a Nissan engine. As in prior years Nissan has remembered a fans who adore Le Mans as many as Nissan does so NISMO.TV will promote live via a race, giving singular behind-the-scenes entrance to Nissan during Le Mans.

NISSAN ZEOD RC READY FOR LE MANS 24 HOURS DEBUT
The ACO’s Garage 56 module has supposing Nissan with an event to do what it does best: to innovate. Innovation is sparkling though it is also unpleasant and Nissan ZEOD RC has been a outrageous plea for all involved. After an impossibly brief growth period, it is a unapproachable impulse for Nissan to take a start of a Le Mans 24 Hours with Nissan.

“Garage 56 is singular in engine racing where a organisers have authorised manufacturers or private entrants to come and do something totally different,” pronounced NISMO Global Head of Brand, Marketing Sales, Darren Cox. “Once again, a ACO should be applauded for that though I’ve got to tell we that it is a outrageous task. The automobile is full of innovation, from a 3 cylinder 400 BHP DIG-T R engine to a fact it is a initial mirror-less competition automobile of a complicated era. ZEOD is a large charge though it has been a essential stepping-stone towards a LM P1 project. What we learn here provides a outrageous information bank for a engineers as they rise a new Nissan GT-R LM NISMO.”

“Innovation is about pulling a bounds and creation infrequently hurts,” continued Cox. “Most of a time Nissan gets it right, either it be a Leaf, GT-R, a Qashqai, or a Juke – lots of examples of us doing things for a initial time and being innovative. This is another one; one day we’re going to punch off some-more than we can chew, let’s usually wish it’s not on Saturday or Sunday of this week!”

Satoshi Motoyama has arrived during Le Mans from Japan after a good weekend where Nissan dominated a lectern during a Autopolis turn of Super GT.

“It is a fourth time for me to expostulate during Le Mans and I’m unequivocally happy to be means to come behind here with a new plea of Nissan ZEOD RC,” he said. “It is going to take an implausible bid from my teammates and everybody on a group to grasp a targets of recording a initial ever path of Le Mans underneath electric power. It is good to come here after carrying such a clever outcome in Super GT. we wish to have some-more good formula with not usually Super GT though also with a ZEOD RC this weekend.”

FOUR GAMERS READY FOR THE REALITY OF LE MANS
In 2011 Nissan took a initial GT Academy winner, Lucas Ordonez, to Le Mans. Lucas’ virtual-to-reality story was beamed opposite a creation as not usually finished a competition though finished on a podium. This year 4 gamers will contest during Le Mans. Lucas is behind and he will be assimilated by Wolfgang Reip, a leader of GT Academy Europe 2012. Together with Satoshi Motoyama they will competition Nissan ZEOD RC.

“It’s my fourth time here during Le Mans and it’s a large plea for Nissan and NISMO, for all a other guys and for a drivers,” pronounced Ordonez. “We’re going to be opposite and we’re going to expostulate electric energy here for a full path of Le Mans. It’s unequivocally special for me to be a partial of this project. It’s extraordinary to see how tough these guys work. Obviously now it’s time to do a final push, though it’s a many critical pull to be in good figure for a competition and we can’t wait to get on lane and expostulate a Nissan ZEOD RC on a Mulsanne true in electric mode. we consider it is going to be something really, unequivocally special and unfit to forget.”

“I have spent a lot of time operative with a ZEOD guys during a final 5 months and it was unequivocally a good prerogative for us to finish as many laps as we did during a Official Test Day,” pronounced Reip. “Right now we can’t wait to get behind in a automobile for a initial use session.”

Jann Mardenborough and Mark Shulzhitskiy will competition a No.35 Ligier JS P2 Nissan with their OAK Racing team-mate, Alex Brundle. Mardenborough done his Le Mans entrance final year, following in a footsteps of Lucas Ordonez by holding a lectern finish during his initial attempt.

“I’m unequivocally amatory being behind during Le Mans for a second time and we know what to design now in terms of how a week goes, all a things we have to do,” explained Jann. “There is a good atmosphere here and we usually unequivocally adore being around in a paddock chatting with all a fans. Driving in a antecedent with a roof over my conduct is opposite compared to final year, though after 5 laps in contrast we shortly get use to it and we get to know that it’s faster carrying a roof over your conduct as it’s some-more aerodynamic that way. It’s good for a Nissan GT Academy to have 4 guys here. It’s a covenant to a module that we can take these immature guys, gamers, and they can contest during a tip turn of sportscar racing. We’re perplexing to uncover everybody that there is a opposite lane into motorsport and that we can be successful and expostulate sparkling machine like Wolfgang is pushing during a impulse and also me and Mark in a code new automobile for LM P2. It should be unequivocally inspirational for other people examination and participating in a destiny to enter a module and live what we’re doing during a moment.”

Mark Shulzhitskiy is creation his Le Mans entrance this year after usually creation his LM P2 entrance during a finish of 2013.

“I’m looking brazen so many to racing during Le Mans,” pronounced Shulzhitskiy. “I’ve been watchful so prolonged to expostulate on this extraordinary lane and a initial use event can’t come shortly enough. At a exam we was unequivocally astounded by how quick a circuit is and how tough it is to expostulate here. You need to consider a lot about a cars around you. Driving a P2 automobile is amazing. It is a correct competition car, generally here during Le Mans where we feel a crazy speeds on a straight.”

INNOVATION FOR THE FANS – WELCOME TO NISMO CAM!
It’s not usually a entertain of a grid that is powered by Nissan during Le Mans. Every year Nissan creates certain a fans gets a entrance they wish and this year is no different.

NISMO.TV will promote live from a Le Mans Village via a race. Onboard cameras will lamp live cinema from Nissan ZEOD RC and a No.35 Ligier Nissan for a generation of a race.

New for 2014 is NISMO Cam. This creation will be a large strike with fans online and with a tellurian assembly in additional of 40 million TV viewers though they’ll have to wait for a competition to start to see what NISMO Cam is all about.

 

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