Nissan: Nissan Puts a Fans First during Le Mans

Posted on 14. Jun, 2013 by in Nissan Canada

LE MANS, France – The eyes of a motorsport universe are about to spin to Le Mans and, only like final year, Nissan will yield a good understanding for all to see with an importance on putting a #fansfirst.

After a practice of a Nissan DeltaWing, dubbed a world’s initial amicable media car, Nissan saw how ardent a fans of sportscar racing are, generally when it comes to innovation.  At a 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, Nissan will open a doors to a fans with a ‘NISMO FanZone,’ and take a rare step of divulgence a 2014 Garage 56 entrance to a fans during Le Mans, before anyone else sees it.


Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced in Feb that Nissan would lapse to Le Mans in 2014 in Garage 56 with a automobile that focused on creation and excitement.  On Friday Jun 21, Nissan will exhibit a 2014 Garage 56 entrance and it’s hopes for an LM P1 future.


For a final 5 years GT Academy has given anyone with a PlayStation a eventuality to turn a racing driver. The initial winner, Lucas Ordonez, satisfied his dream of racing during Le Mans in 2011 whereupon he took an implausible lectern finish during his initial attempt.  Lucas’ ‘Lounge to Le Mans’ story stole a headlines dual years ago and subsequent week Lucas earnings to France to take partial in his third Le Mans 24 Hours.

The 2013 rookie is Jann Mardenborough, leader of GT Academy in 2011.   After completing a deteriorate racing a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, during that he roughly won a British GT Championship, Jann has been thrown in during a low finish this year as he is racing in a FIA European Formula 3 Championship.  Formula 3 has given Jann an heated preparation in racing cars with downforce.  He is now prepared to request all that he has schooled to racing a Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan.  Jann didn’t finish a 2012 deteriorate brimful down with awards and accolades for zero and it will be a unapproachable impulse for a group during Nissan to declare his appearance during Le Mans this year.

The 4 2013 GT Academy graduates (Wolfgang Reip, Mark Shulzhitskiy, Peter Pyzera and Steve Doherty) are all racing a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 this year though they are still removing a ambience of Le Mans as they will come to a eventuality to give fans an discernment into life as a NISMO Athlete in a NISMO FanZone.


This year a fans during Le Mans will have a possibility to entirely douse themselves in a NISMO experience.  As good as a possibility to see a drivers of a No.42 Greaves Motorsport and No.26 G-Drive Racing cars a fans can enter competitions to win helicopter rides, garage tours, circuit tours and countless other giveaways around a event.

A singular underline of a NISMO FanZone is a NISMO Lab.  This is a duplicate of a training lab used by a NISMO Athletes where fans can learn how fit they are and if they are one of a propitious ones they can try their palm in a motorist training simulator.  The NISMO Athletes now racing in a FIA GT and Blancpain Endurance Series will be on palm to denote all of a functions of a lab that also has machines to magnitude fitness, greeting times and even mind waves!

Fans will also be means to see how a NISMO Athletes are coping on lane as a ground-breaking Juke Ride biometrics complement will be using in a NISMO Lab.

There will be live PlayStation pod racing on theatre any day and, for French fans, a once-in-a-lifetime eventuality to win a place in a French National Finals of GT Academy 2013.

If that’s not enough, a Ministry of Sound DJ Des Paul will keep a celebration going in a NISMO FanZone any dusk interjection to a overwhelming NISMO Sound Systems.

The NISMO FanZone will open in a new karting area during Le Mans from Thursday afternoon onwards. Follow @Nissan_OnTrack on Twitter for updates and use a hashtag #NISMO.


Nissan’s LM P2 patron engine module has left from strength-to-strength over a final 3 years.  In 2013 a towering 15 out of 22 LM P2 cars will be powered by a NISMO-tuned Nissan VK45DE V8 engine.  So distant in a 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship Nissan has dominated a LM P2 class, holding a tip 8 positions during Silverstone and a tip 6 during Spa.  Add this to dual victories in a initial dual rounds of a European Le Mans Series and it becomes apparent because so many teams opted to be powered by Nissan.

The No.42 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Nissan is expected to be a favorite of a fans as NISMO Ambassador and Super GT racer, Michael Krumm joins Lucas Ordonez and Jann Mardenborough.  The 3 teammates are all really quick though really studious drivers who know how to play a continuation game.

Nissan’s Official Partner Team, G-Drive Racing, is also one to watch.  Already winners in 2013 a Russian group is going all out for a Le Mans win. Russia’s Roman Rusinov will foe a No.26 Oreca Nissan with Australian John Martin and Britain’s Mike Conway. This is another really clever line adult that will be tough to beat.

With such a vast suit of a LM P2 category powered by Nissan it is set for another conflict that will go all a way, prosaic out to a flag.


Drivers permitted in a ‘NISMO Live Lounge by G-Drive’ in a liberality paddock.
(Michael Krumm, Lucas Ordonez, Jann Mardenborough Roman Rusinov)

Drivers permitted in a ‘NISMO Live Lounge by G-Drive’ in a liberality paddock.
(Michael Krumm, Lucas Ordonez, Jann Mardenborough Roman Rusinov)

Nissan reveals a 2014 Garage 56 entry
For a fans: In a Le Mans Village
For a media: In a ‘NISMO Live Lounge by G-Drive’ in a liberality paddock.



Nissan advantages from one of a many extensive European presences of any abroad manufacturer, contracting some-more than 14,500 staff opposite locally formed design, investigate development, manufacturing, logistics and sales selling operations.

Last year Nissan plants in a UK, Spain and Russia constructed 677,000 vehicles, charity 24 different and innovative products for sale in Europe today.

NISMO is Nissan’s opening division. It develops and engineers modernized record and pattern to broach sparkling pushing practice for a customers. NISMO is also a code name for a opening line-up.

  • With NISMO, Nissan aims to emanate a many permitted automotive opening code for refreshing pushing practice any day.
  • NISMO is a ultimate proof of a Nissan code – Innovation and Excitement for Everyone
  • NISMO provides real-world examples of Nissan’s ability to be a many Innovative Exciting association in a world
  • A operation of NISMO highway cars will be introduced in Europe – a Juke NISMO was a first.
  • Juke NISMO advantages from engineering creation and gifted honed on a lane and brought to a road


GT Academy was described by EVO repository in Dec 2012 as ‘unquestionably a world’s many permitted motorist scholarship’.

GT Academy is a foe combined by Nissan and PlayStation that unites a worlds of practical and real-life racing to make a dreams of determined racing drivers a reality. The foe finds a best Gran Turismo players from opposite a participating countries by contrast their skills in an online, gaming gift process. They afterwards contest opposite any other in live domain finals before a winners from any final switch to pushing genuine Nissan cars during a now-famous Silverstone ‘Race Camp’. The altogether leader of any GT Academy foe is afterwards lerned around Nissan’s Driver Development Program to foe for real.

GT Academy 2013 will be a biggest yet, with some-more countries than ever before participating and a online gaming component of a foe set to be run in Jul on a demo of a hotly expected Gran Turismo 6 game.



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