Nissan: Nissan’s weekend of champions

Posted on 24. Nov, 2015 by in Nissan Canada

  • Nissan drivers put on implausible uncover during Race Of Champions
  • G-Drive Racing seals LM P2 Drivers and Teams titles during final turn of FIA WEC in Bahrain

LONDON Two of Nissan’s 2015 champions, Sir Chris Hoy and Alex Buncombe, put in an implausible opening during a annual Race Of Champions (ROC), hold during a former Olympic Stadium in London final weekend.

LM P3 Champion Hoy showed off a skills he has schooled on a Nissan Driver Development Program and aced a Celebrity Skills Challenge, fighting off unbending foe from associate Olympians Sir Ben Ainslie, Denise Lewis and Greg Rutherford, along with 2003 Rugby World Cup leader Mike Tindall and “TOWIE” star Joey Essex.

The categorical foe on Friday was a ROC Nations Cup, where drivers contest in pairs for inhabitant glory. As a Race Of Champions was hosted by a UK this year, there were dual Team Englands. Team England 1 comprised furloughed and sportscar stars Andy Priaulx and Jason Plato, while for Team England 2 Nissan’s Alex Buncombe teamed adult with 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button.

The Nations Cup was a really tighten fight, though notwithstanding reaching a semi-finals, Buncombe and Button were knocked out. This meant that a final possibility for excellence would come a following day.

The biggest fad came during a final eventuality – a Race Of Champions – where a best drivers in a universe go head-to-head in a knockout foe to find out who is best. Buncombe done light work of his initial dual challengers, though afterwards he faced Andy Priaulx in a quarterfinals. Priaulx was a favorite for a win, though Buncombe stole a uncover with 3 dictatorial drives to win a feverishness and take his place in a semi-finals.

The final 4 drivers in a 2015 Race of Champions were Sebastian Vettel, David Coulthard, Tom Kristensen and Alex Buncombe. In an impossibly tighten semi-final, Vettel kick Coulthard, and afterwards nine-time Le Mans leader Kristensen nudged out Buncombe. Nissan’s Blancpain Champion fought tough to make a final 4 and sealed off his 2015 racing deteriorate by demonstrating that he can contest opposite a best of a best. Victory went to four-time Formula 1 World Champion Vettel.

“What an extraordinary event,” pronounced Buncombe. “I had a good time, and we was really gratified to strech a final 4 in a Race of Champions. Competing opposite people we have always looked adult to is a small daunting, though there was a genuine suggestion during ROC. It’s like a celebrating a good deteriorate of racing with even some-more good racing. we wish we can come behind again subsequent year.”

G-Drive Racing Takes a LM P2 Spoils in Bahrain

The G-Drive Racing patrol came out on tip in a conflict for LM P2 honors during a final turn of a FIA World Endurance Championship in Bahrain on Saturday.  Roman Rusinov (RUS), Julien Canal (FRA) and Sam Bird (GB) won a six-hour competition in a Nissan NISMO powered No.26 Ligier JS P2, securing both a driver’s and teams’ championships in a LM P2 class.

This outcome wraps adult another successful deteriorate for a NISMO-tuned Nissan VK45DE engine, that has powered each LM P2 stick position and feat in a 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship.

 

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