The No. 23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R driven by Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli scored its second win of the season and secured NISMO the Drivers Championship title on Sunday, in the last round of the SUPER GT series in Japan.
The three-hour, final round of the Super Taikyu Series 2014 was held at an overcast Autopolis in Japan where the #81 "GTNET ADVAN NISSAN GT-R" (Kazuki Hoshino / Naofumi Omoto / Takayuki Aoki) started from pole position and, after retaking the lead at the mid-point of the race, continued to hold this position until the checkered flag to take victory.
In these special Racing 101 instructional videos, 2011 GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough shows how to master a rolling start, heel-toe downshift, left foot brake, and why racing drivers use these techniques.
The 4 Hours of Estoril, the season finale of the 2014 European Le Mans Series, produced a race win for the Nissan-powered Sebastien Loeb Racing team and a popular championship victory for the Signatech Alpine team, which is also powered by the NISMO-tuned Nissan VK45DE V8 engine.
After setting a Formula Drift record for most consecutive podium finishes in a single season, NISMO USA driver Chris Forsberg captured the 2014 Formula Drift Championship last weekend at Irwindale Speedway in California.
David Daughtery may long be remembered for winning his eighth Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National title at Laguna Seca this weekend, but it was a sportsmanlike act of kindness shown a first time competitor that won the veteran racer praise from fellow SCCA racers.
The final European Le Mans Series event takes place this weekend at Estoril in Portugal, and Nissan will be there to celebrate 30 years of NISMO with the fans of Le Mans racing. This event also sees the LM P2 debut of 2013 GT Academy Europe winner and local man, Miguel Faisca.
After beating a million other Gran Turismo gamers and shining at the relentlessly tough GT Academy Race Camp, this is the story of the winners as they journey from winning GT Academy at Silverstone to training as professional racing drivers for Nissan NISMO racing teams around the world.