Nissan: Nissan signs off from general LM P2 foe with victory

Posted on 25. Nov, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

SAKHIR, Bahrain – Nissan’s extraordinary winning run in general LM P2 antecedent foe has come to an finish with G-Drive Racing earning a respect of scoring a final FIA World Endurance Championship feat with NISMO power.

After scoring 5 foe wins in 2011 in a FIA WEC’s predecessor, a Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, Nissan debuted in a WEC when a championship launched in 2012.

In a initial year, Nissan’s 4.5-liter VK45DEV8 engine won 5 of a 8 races. But given 2013, Nissan has been dominant while recording a conspicuous 35 uninterrupted FIA WEC victories in a row.

In that time, NISMO powered Oak Racing (2013), SMP Racing (2014), G-Drive Racing (2015) and Signatech Alpine (2016) to championship success in a LM P2 class.

Nissan also powered a foe feat in a LM P2 category during a 24 Hours of Le Mans for Greaves Motorsport (2011), OAK Racing (2013), Jota Sport (2014), KCMG (2015) and Signatech Alpine (2016).

In European Le Mans Series foe Nissan also scored 6 uninterrupted LM P2 championships.

“We’re unhappy that a time as an LM P2 engine retailer has come to finish in a FIA WEC, though after 5 seasons and 37 victories we are immensely unapproachable of a impasse and beholden to have had a event to energy so many teams to victory,” pronounced NISMO Global Motorsport Director Mike Carcamo. “The fact that LM P2 was an open engine competition, and we have turn so successful that each singular group in this year’s championship chose NISMO power, is really rewarding. Despite a order change for subsequent year, Nissan stays committed to prototype-style racing by LMP3 competition. Our VK45DE engine will also sojourn accessible for teams competing in a Asian Le Mans Series.”

Two of this year’s LM P3 championship winning drivers, Mike Guasch and Alex Brundle (United Autosport), got to exam LM P2 machine in Bahrain after a final FIA WEC with Manor WEC. Brundle has enjoyed a bustling season; he not usually won a LM P3 with Nissan energy though also gathering with Roman Rusinov and René Rast in Saturday’s P2 win with G-Drive Racing.

NISMO Calendar

December 3-4
Australian Supercars, Homebush Street Circuit, Sydney, NSW,Australia

December 11
NISMO Festival, Fuji International Speedway, Japan

 

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Contact

Jane Johnstone
Marketing Communications Director
Global Motorsport Communications
Nissan/NISMO
Phone: +44 7979 710646
Email: jane.johnstone@nissan.co.uk

Paul Ryan
Marketing and PR Manager
Phone: +1 678 644 0404
Email: paul@nismosupport.com

 

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