Nissan: Nissan prepared for Blancpain conflict after pre-season test

Posted on 15. Mar, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

LE CASTELLET, France Nissan’s motorist squads for this season’s Blancpain GT Series Endurance and Sprint events are prepared for conflict after final week’s pre-season championship exam during Circuit Paul Ricard in a South of France.

The exam was a initial eventuality for GT Academy Team RJN to have all 7 drivers together to ready for a deteriorate ahead.

The 2016 NISMO choice includes:

  • Reigning Pro-class champion Alex Buncombe (United Kingdom)
  • Former Pro-Am champion and initial GT Academy leader Lucas Ordóñez (Spain)
  • Newcomer Sean Walkinshaw (United Kingdom)
  • Japanese ace Mitsunori Takaboshi
  • Former GT Academy leader Ricardo Sanchez (Mexico) 
  • New GT Academy graduates Matthew Simmons (Australia) and Romain Sarazin (France)

Buncombe will group with Takaboshi for a scurry array with Ordóñez fasten a contingent for a continuation races aboard a No.23 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.

“I’m unequivocally vehement to be behind in Europe this year to group adult with my aged crony Alex Buncombe, and also with Mitsunori who was my teammate in Formula 3  in Japan final year,” pronounced Ordóñez. “I can’t wait for a initial competition in Monza in a month’s time. We are looking good, and we consider we will be means to quarrel for a lectern and have a good possibility of holding a championship again. At a exam we had dual runs in a automobile during Paul Ricard and a path time was flattering good. We softened a automobile a lot with some set-up changes and afterwards a new GT Academy boys had their initial runs, that was apparently really critical for them to adjust to a lane and a car. Mitsunori also had his initial runs in a car, that was critical for him to get used to a Pirelli tires though he was right on a gait true away.”

The initial races of a year will both be staged in Italy with a scurry turn on Apr 8-10 during Misano and a opening continuation eventuality during Monza on Apr 23-24.

The Nissan scurry lineup will embody Buncombe and Takaboshi (No.23) and Sanchez/Walkinshaw (No.22). The continuation combinations underline Buncome/Takaboshi/Ordonez (No.23) and Walkinshaw/Simmons/Sarazin (No.22)


NISMO Calendar

March 17-20:
V8 Supercars, Australian Grand Prix Support Race, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

March 22-23:
European Le Mans Series Official Test, Circuit Paul Ricard, France

March 25-26:
FIA WEC Prologue, Circuit Paul Ricard, France

April 2-3:
V8 Supercars, Symmons Plains, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

April 9-10:
Super GT, Okayama, Japan
Blancpain GT Sprint, Misano, Italy


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