Nissan: The 2018 competition deteriorate starts this weekend during a Rolex 24

Posted on 24. Jan, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Nissan done a entrance in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship as an engine retailer a year ago. Now, 12 months and dual victories later, a Nissan-powered ESM group earnings to Daytona International Speedway for a Rolex 24 with a foe reaching new heights.

The Florida-based group earnings in 2018 with Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel behind a circle of a No. 2 entrance and Pipo Derani and Johannes outpost Overbeek aboard a No. 22. They will be assimilated for a continuation races by dual super-fast Frenchmen – Olivier Pla (No. 2) and Nicolas Lapierre (No. 22).

Competition in this IMSA championship continues to urge in 2018 with a attainment of dual new bureau programs fasten a antecedent class: Joest Racing (Mazda) and Penske Motorsports (Acura).

Now, usually 12 months after a Daytona Prototypes were phased out of IMSA competition, an implausible collection of 20 DPi entries will take a immature dwindle this Saturday during 2:40 p.m. internal time.

Nissan and ESM done a clever sense during Daytona final year, with Brendon Hartley holding a competition lead in a night usually to humour hit with a slower car.

The group went on to take a initial feat during Road America and finished a deteriorate in a best probable approach – winning a Petit Le Mans during Road Atlanta.

“Daytona is a Super Bowl and winning it is one of a biggest accomplishments a group and motorist can achieve,” Dalziel said.

“I’ve won it, as has ESM, and I’ve been on a lectern mixed times,” combined Dalziel. “We know what it takes to succeed, though this year might be a toughest Rolex 24 for some time due to new teams, new cars, and many unknowns. But we are assured in a trustworthiness and trust we have a speed to succeed.”





NISMO Calendar

January 27-28

  • IMSA Rolex 24 during Daytona, Daytona International Speedway

February 2-4

  • Asian Le Mans Series, Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

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