Nissan Motor Sport Update

23rd Sep 2013 by Admin

Nissan First and Second in the V8 Supercars

James Moffat, the son of former racing legend Allan Moffat, led home his team mate Michael Caruso to give NISSAN a first and second in the V8 super cars at Winton last month. This is the first podium finish for the new team and is an encouraging sign for the development of the Nissan Race team in Australia.

It was a well-deserved win as Moffat had been the quickest driver in all practices for the weekend.

The official RESULTS - V8 Supercars Championship, Race 25 - Winton 360 (40 laps)

Postion Driver Car Time/laps
1 James Moffat Nissan 1hr22m06.5123s
2 Michael Caruso Nissan 40 laps
Jason Bright Holden 40 laps

Factory Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 to challenge Mercedes, Ferrari and Porsche at Bathurst in 2014

In another show of commitment to Australian Motor Sport, Nissan Motorsport V8 Supercar driver Rick Kelly will head a team of international drivers to compete in the 2014 Bathurst 12 hour race on the 9th February 2014. Driving a factory-entered GT-R GT3 racer, prepared and entered by Nissan’s factory racing arm, Nismo, as part of the Japanese carmaker’s expanding global motorsport activity.

“In selecting the Bathurst 12 Hour as a key part of our 2014 racing program, Nissan has further cemented Australasia as a critical element of our global motorsport plans,” Nissan’s global motorsport boss Darren Cox said.

LeMans entry - Nissan ZEOD RC Electric: 300km/h prototype unveiled

The Nissan ZEOD RC will take on the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hour race as a 300km/h sports car that will be a test-bed for its zero-emissions road car technology. Nissan unveiled the radical ZEOD RC at this year’s Le Mans race The racer uses the same lithium ion battery technology as the Nissan Leaf electric hatchback we currently sell.

The director for this project, Ben Bowlby, commented that “This will provide us with significant amounts of data and information to evaluate potential powertrains for future sports car programs and allow us to continue as the leader in zero emissions technology on the road.”

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