Nissan: Simona de Silvestro signs with Nissan Motorsport in Australian Supercars

Posted on 18. Nov, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

MELBOURNE, Australia Australian Supercars patrol Nissan Motorsport has sealed Swiss racer Simona de Silvestro on a multi-year agreement commencing during a 2017 Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, a opening turn of subsequent year’s Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in Australia.

de Silvestro brings a resources of general knowledge to a team, following her impasse in categories such as Formula 1, IndyCar, and Formula E. Having worked closely with de Silvestro during this year’s Harvey Norman Supergirls Bathurst wildcard entry, group co-owner Todd Kelly is looking brazen to providing a understanding sourroundings as a 28-year-old Swiss star embarks on a new challenge. 

“This is a large day for Nissan Motorsport,” pronounced Kelly. “Simona’s opening during Bathurst this year was outstanding. You could see in a information a volume of intensity in Simona. So subsequent year will be unequivocally exciting. To have built a competition group that can attract a motorist of Simona’s general knowledge is a covenant to a tough work of everybody here during Nissan Motorsport. we have been racing in Supercars given we was 17, and I’ve usually unequivocally worked with cars from this category, so it’s good to now have someone who has gifted motorsport from all around a world. It’s sparkling to be means to review how we do things here to what Simona has gifted elsewhere.” 


For de Silvestro, this proclamation ends months of conjecture on where she would be racing in 2017. 

“Today, I’m announcing I’m going to be pushing for Nissan Motorsport in a Virgin Australia Supercars Championship,” pronounced de Silvestro from her stream Zurich-based home.  “I’m unequivocally vehement to be fasten a team, and we can’t wait for subsequent season. In fasten Nissan Motorsport, we consider a biggest thing is being a bureau driver. It’s good to have a trust from Nissan Motorsport to give me a possibility to expostulate for them. we unequivocally enjoyed pushing for them during Bathurst. we unequivocally enjoyed a car, so there were a lot of things we unequivocally liked. And a group as good – it’s a good group – we see there’s a lot of potential. So operative with them hopefully will move a lot of success. My expectations for subsequent year in 2017: we consider it’s going to be a flattering large plea for me. Like I’ve pronounced before, many of my career has been in open wheel. The Nissan Altima was feeling flattering good during Bathurst, so I’m certain during a other marks I’m going to be means to adjust a lot quicker. Learning a marks and operative with a group will be a large plea though looking brazen to it.” 

Richard Emery, Nissan Australia’s handling executive and CEO, was gay to share today’s news. 

“Simona’s formula and knowledge are impressive, and she has already shown clever speed in a Nissan Altima during Bathurst,” pronounced Emery. “2017 is now moulding to be a best so far, and Simona’s attainment will supplement a new concentration and energy. Nissan has a prolonged story in motorsport, one of a few rival sports where group and women contest head-to-head on equal terms. It’s critical that Nissan and a wider automotive zone foster a attention and a vehicles as good as motorsport over normal masculine audiences. We wish to inspire some-more women to select a attention as a career and sporting pathway. And by carrying Simona on a team, we wish to grasp larger speed and formula on a track.” 
The The 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship starts during a Clipsal 500 Adelaide, Mar 2-5.


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