Nissan: Nissan’s Caruso heads to Tasmania in points lead in a Australian V8 Supercar Championship

Posted on 29. Mar, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

TASMANIA, Australia – Nissan Motorsport motorist Michael Caruso heads to Tasmania’s Symmons Plains Raceway this weekend with a points lead in a Australian V8 Supercar Championship.

Three unchanging performances opposite a 2 x 125km and 1 x 250km races during a opening turn of a championship in Adelaide pushed Caruso into a championship lead.

He corroborated adult that opening with a another clever bid during a non-championship weekend during Albert Park in and with a Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix – completing a weekend with a fifth place finish.

Caruso arrives in Tasmania as a indicate personality for a initial time in his career. The final time a Nissan motorist sat during a tip of a championship indicate measure was behind in Jun 1992 when Mark Skaife was crowned champion during a execution of a final turn during Oran Park in Sydney.

This year is a 44th time an Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars Championship turn has been hold during Symmons Plains. Only Sandown Raceway in Melbourne has hosted a championship some-more times.

Caruso and teammates Rick Kelly, Todd Kelly and Dale Wood will strike a lane for a initial time on Friday, Apr 1 for a initial use sessions.

Qualifying sessions will be run on both Saturday and Sunday with a Nissan Altima patrol doing conflict over 50 laps on Saturday and 84 laps on Sunday.

NISMO Calendar

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

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

April 16-17:
FIA WEC, Silverstone, England
ELMS, Silverstone, England
V8 Supercar, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
Pirelli World Challenge, Long Beach, California, USA

April 23-24
Blancpain GT Endurance, Monza, Italy
Pirelli World Challenge, Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama, USA

 

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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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