- LM P1 module prepared to embark a four-day exam in a U.S.
- Nissan-powered LM P2 cars win during Silverstone
- Sir Chris Hoy wins in Nissan-powered LM P3 car
- Blancpain Endurance Series kicks off European GT3 racing deteriorate for Nissan
SILVERSTONE, UK and MONZA, Italy – The 2015 European Le Mans Series and FIA World Endurance Championship seasons got underway this weekend during Silverstone. In a bustling few days of motorsport, a Blancpain Endurance Series also got started during Monza in Italy. After Sir Chris Hoy’s ancestral win during Silverstone on Saturday, Nissan saw even some-more success during Sunday’s WEC foe when a Ligier-Nissans of G-Drive Racing took a 1-2 finish in a opening spin of a world’s best sports automobile championship.
GETTING UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH NISSAN
Nissan finished a guarantee to racing fans in a UK when it announced that a Nissan GT-R LM NISMO would entrance during Le Mans in Jun and lay out a Silverstone race. Throughout a weekend everybody visiting Silverstone has had a event to get adult tighten and personal with Nissan’s Le Mans automobile in a specifically set adult garage, quite for fans to visit.
Many of a Nissan WEC drivers have been on palm over a weekend to keep everybody adult to date on a swell of a car’s pre-season exam module with Marc Gene, Harry Tincknell, Max Chilton and Olivier Pla holding partial in a Fan Forum where they were grilled by members of a public. Jann Mardenborough was during a lane to discuss to fans and a media after returning from a GP3 exam in Valencia. The foe cars might have been replicas, though a Nissan NISMO array garage was a many renouned place during Silverstone!
LM P1 TEST PROGRAM IN FULL SWING IN THE UNITED STATES
Nissan’s LM P1 drivers are now en track to a US for a four-day exam with a Nissan GT-R LM NISMO. With a Le Mans automobile due to be homologated after this month, this is a critical exam that will give a group a event to unequivocally build adult a mileage on a new automobile in willingness for Le Mans.
“We are in a final stages of scheming a LM P1 automobile for a entrance during Le Mans,” pronounced Nissan’s Darren Cox. “The subsequent 4 days will yield us with a event to unequivocally build adult a mileage of a automobile to make certain we are prepared for a foe of a lives during Le Mans. It’s a contrition we couldn’t foe during Silverstone though we were unequivocally happy to open a doorway to a fans who have shown such a joining to a sport. We have seen some implausible racing this weekend and we can’t wait to supplement a P1 conflict to a good foe we are confronting in LM P2, LM P3 and of march GT3.”
NISSAN POWER DOMINATES IN LM P2
With a LM P2 category featuring in both Saturday’s European Le Mans Series (ELMS) foe and Sunday’s FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) race, a NISMO-tuned Nissan VK45DE V8 engine continued to be a widespread force.
The ELMS deteriorate opener was a classical sports automobile race, providing thrills and spills throughout. Nissan’s Harry Tincknell was during a heart of a conflict in a #38 JOTA Sport Gibson-Nissan when in a shutting stages he fought tooth and spike with a #41 Nissan-powered Greaves car. Greaves’ Jon Lancaster hold on for a win, closely followed opposite a line by Tincknell and afterwards a TDS Racing Oreca-Nissan of Tristan Gommendy.
A Nissan-powered 1-2-3 in a ELMS foe was followed adult by a 1-2 for a Ligier-Nissans of G-Drive Racing in a WEC foe on Sunday. Six hours of uninterrupted movement via all of a classes has set a stage for a stirring deteriorate of racing. Nissan will of march join in a P1 conflict from a Le Mans 24 Hours.
NISSAN GT-R DEMONSTRATES GOOD PACE AT MONZA
The Blancpain Endurance Series kicked off a new deteriorate with a quick and mad foe during a Autodromo di Monza in Italy. Both Nissan GT Academy Team RJN GT-Rs showed a good spin of gait and a #23 automobile took fifth place in a PRO class.
2012 GT Academy Europe leader Wolfgang Reip was during a circle of a 12th placed #23 PRO category Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 for a start and a Belgian racer had damaged into a tip 10 by a 20-minute symbol of a three-hour race. He finished good swell during his stint, handing a GT-R over to Katsumasa Chiyo in seventh position. Chiyo set off and was shortly sport down a Bentley, that will have brought behind memories of a Bathurst 12 Hours for many. The Japanese motorist was all a approach adult to fifth when a reserve automobile came out though mislaid some time during a restart before pitting for Alex Buncombe to burst in for a run to a flag.
The #22 PRO-AM Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 of Florian Strauss, Ricardo Sanchez and Marc Gassner got divided good in a hands of Strauss on Sunday afternoon, a German Bathurst leader immediately gaining ground. Unfortunately a foe for #22 was ephemeral when rising oil temperatures forced Strauss to array and retire a GT-R.
Buncombe is a master of Monza and was shortly in office of a leaders again, notwithstanding losing a circle sensor over a curb, that knocked out his ABS and traction control! He afterwards mislaid a path when a reserve automobile came out though picked adult a wrong automobile that meant that Buncombe mislaid hold with a leaders and had to settle for an eighth place finish, that was fifth in a PRO class.
“We should have had a lectern today,” pronounced Buncombe. “But I’m flattering happy that we took fifth in category notwithstanding carrying a few problems. The genuine certain to come out of currently is that a 2015-spec GT-R is unequivocally driver-friendly so we had unequivocally good gait during prolonged runs on aged tires so that will unequivocally assistance us as we go by a season.”
Sir Chris Hoy and his teammate Charlie Robertson took a category feat in a opening spin of a European Le Mans Series during Silverstone. This was Hoy’s initial win in general motorsport and his initial win with Nissan.
Driving a #3 Ginetta-Nissan in a four-hour race, Hoy and Robertson took a shining victory, environment a gait for a overwhelming new deteriorate of Le Mans racing. This foe outlines a subsequent step on Hoy’s highway to a 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours with Nissan.
It was Robertson who took a start in a #3 automobile and he finished a good getaway from a behind of a grid, environment Hoy adult for a expostulate of his life in a center army of a race. Behind a circle for roughly dual hours, Hoy learnt a good understanding about a nuances of continuation competition.
“I knew we had a good possibility of creation a lectern when Charlie got that good start and extended a lead,” pronounced Hoy. “I knew we had to hang onto it. we had some frightful moments – a integrate of spins when a tires started to go off – though other than that we had a good time and we unequivocally enjoyed it. It’s a longest army I’ve finished in a racing automobile and we have a new plea of a GT cars and a P2 cars around me too. Everything was new to me and it was an extraordinary experience. The automobile is good to drive, generally when it’s on uninformed tires and for a beginner like me to be means to come and foe it, it shows how good a automobile is built.”
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