Nissan: Nissan’s two-car GT3 attack on a Nürburgring 24-hour

Posted on 06. Apr, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

•       Zakspeed and Nissan GT Academy Team RJN using GT-Rs
•       Two x GT3 spec GT-Rs to conflict during a ‘Ring
•       Michael Krumm earnings to 24 Hour assault

Yokohama, Japan – Nissan and NISMO has doubled a efforts for this year’s Nürburgring 24-Hour with dual GT-R NISMO GT3 entries set to quarrel for a win.

Reigning Blancpain Endurance Series Champions, Nissan GT Academy Team RJN will be out to urge on a ninth place finish in final year’s ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race, though an additional GT-R will now be on lane with newly sealed patron team, Zakspeed.

From a domicile formed on-site a Nürburgring, a famous German patrol has triumphed 3 times during a famous continuation classical in 1999, 2001 and 2002.

NISMO ambassador, former Super GT and FIA GT1 World Champion Michael Krumm is a initial motorist reliable for this year’s 24-hour assault.

“I’m unequivocally looking brazen to removing behind in a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 during a Nürburgring. The lane is an huge plea and competing during a ‘Ring is an implausible event for any driver,” Krumm said.

“Last year we had a clever run to finish in a tip 10 and notwithstanding a fact a foe in a GT3 difficulty continues to get tougher, I’m assured a GT-R will be unequivocally competitive.

“The automobile clinched championships in Europe and Japan during a finish of final year and has already been on a lectern during Bathurst in Australia and led races and been on a lectern in World Challenge in a US this year.”

GT Academy Team RJN and Zakspeed will competition both a Nürburgring six-hour gift competition on Apr 17 as good as a 24-hour. In addition, Zakspeed also will contest in this year’s VLN Series starting on Apr 2.

“The Nürburgring is clearly one of a many perfectionist marks in a universe and a 24-hour competition is an even larger challenge,” Nissan’s Global Head of Motorsport, Michael Carcamo said.

“The fact that a 150+ entries paint probably each code in a universe positively showcases a iconic inlet of this race. Last year we finished ninth that was a top finish by an Asian code in GT3 in a event’s story and we would positively adore to build on that.

“Having a patron group like Zakspeed with a extraordinary knowledge during a Nürburgring will positively raise a module and we’re unequivocally looking brazen to operative with them.”

The Nordschleife circuit is eminent as one of a biggest hurdles in tellurian motorsport. The mythological circuit became a cult favorite for Nissan GT-R fans after Krumm’s afterwards record-breaking path of 7 minutes, 8.679 seconds in 2013.

“The highway automobile path by Michael was a fastest ever for a volume prolongation automobile around a Nürburgring during a time so a lane is positively a unequivocally critical partial of GT-R story and culture,” Carcamo said.

“Our engineers have positively taken impulse from that and lessons schooled from a knowledge have left into improving both a highway automobile and competition automobile versions of a GT-R.”

The remaining drivers for both a Nissan GT Academy Team RJN and Zakspeed entries will be suggested in a nearby future.


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