OYAMA, Japan – The 20th using of a NISMO Festival upheld by Motul showcased a fan favorite Nissan GT-R and a NISMO code in Japan yesterday with some-more than 28,000 fans on site and thousands some-more tuning into a NISMO.tv live tide on YouTube.
Along with a normal NISMO Grand Prix competition featuring entries from Super GT, Super Taikyu and Europe’s Blancpain GT Series championships, a eventuality also enclosed a Racing GT-R Heritage Run. The Heritage Run featured 16 famous GT-Rs from Nissan’s racing past dating behind to a Skyline HT 2000 GT-R from a late 60s.
Other cars holding partial were a Group A-spec Nissan Skyline GT-R R32, including a Calsonic chronicle driven by NISMO fable Kazuyoshi Hoshino.
The R32 won an implausible 29 uninterrupted races in Japan and was recently voted by fans in a #NISMOtop20 poll on Twitter as a biggest Nissan/NISMO racecar of all time.
The 1995 and 1996 Le Mans GT-R racers were on lane along with JGTC/Super GT competition winners from 1998, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2017.
Nissan’s 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship winning GT-R was driven by Michael Krumm, while Katsumasa Chiyo piloted a Bathurst 12 Hour-winning Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.
Racing legends who returned to a lane during a NISMO Festival enclosed Takahashi Kunimitsu, Tsuchiya Keiichi, Hagiwara Osamu, and 1998-99 champion Erik Comas.
Other on-track events enclosed an ancestral competition and a Z-Challenge muster while highway cars headed out on a Fuji Speedway circuit with some-more than 150 NISMO machines holding part.
The NISMO Grand Prix was won by a Motul Autech GT-R (Super GT GT500) of Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli. The No. 23 organisation also scored a esteem for a fastest array stop of a race.
Off track, fans enjoyed motorist interviews, designation sessions, sell stores, array stop displays and Nissan aftermarket tools and tuner stalls.
The day’s shutting rite enclosed a display to Nissan racer Mitsunori Takaboshi who clinched this year’s Japanese Formula 3 championship.
“We’re really grateful for a support of a fans via a season,” pronounced NISMO boss Takao Katagiri. “Although we missed Super GT championship by small dual points, a feat during a final turn gave us a transparent instruction of what should be finished over a winter for a subsequent season. As a new challenge, Nissan and NISMO will contest in a all-electric FIA Formula E championship that starts in Dec subsequent year, and we will demeanour brazen to saying we all again to applaud a victories.”
— Nissan NISMO (@NISMO) November 26, 2017
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