The second day of the 2015 NISMO PlayStation® GT Academy International Race Camp began in a slightly more tranquil manner than the competitors had experienced on Day 1. On the first day, the competitors were thrust in to the hot seat of numerous fast cars to demonstrate if they could transfer their Gran Turismo® gaming aptitude in to a real life track scenario at the Bedford Aerodrome. Some down time allowed the competitors to report home and deliberate on the events ahead, with most of the chatter turning to when the first elimination was going to take place.
The final leg of a four-month long quest to discover the next professional Nissan race car driver is underway. Today at the legendary Silverstone Circuit in England, 30 GT Academy Finalists from around the world begin their six-day battle side-by-side in a series of strength, stamina, mental agility and on-track driving skill tests at the 2015 International Race Camp.
Nissan today announced that it will delay its return to the LM P1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship and instead focus on technical issues that challenged its race team during the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Nissan had a successful weekend on track in North America with the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 taking both James Davison and Bryan Heitkotter to overall podium finishes in the Pirelli World Challenge at Mid-Ohio.
Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) series rookie Bryan Heitkotter notched his fifth win in the GTA class at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday with a strong third place overall finish. He and Always Evolving teammate James Davison took home five trophies in the two PWC races.
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) veterans Brad Jaeger and B.J. Zacharias, drivers of Doran Racing's #14 Nissan 370Z, have made it onto the podium in half of the CTSCC races held so far this year.
The 2015 Spa 24 Hours lived up to its reputation of being one of the toughest endurance races in the world this weekend. The #22 and #23 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s made it to the checkered flag, both finishing the race in eighth place in the PRO AM and PRO classes respectively.
Doran Racing and Nissan's NISMO Athletes will tackle the smallest track on the schedule and the shortest event of the season when the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series stages a two-hour race at the 1.53-mile road course at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET.
The longest and toughest race on the Blancpain Endurance Series schedule takes place at Spa-Francorchamps on July 25 and 26, and Nissan has entered a global cast of drivers from six different countries, including four winners of GT Academy.