NISMO and Nissan Athletes are set for one of the biggest race weekends of the season with the Super GT Championship headed to Thailand, the annual Bathurst 1000 Supercars classic taking place at Mount Panorama in Australia, and the final round of the Pirelli World Challenge held at Laguna Seca in the U.S.
Nissan and NISMO have dominated the second round of the 2016 Super GT Championship, winning both the GT500 and GT300 classes at Fuji International Speedway. Held on a Wednesday as part of Japan's Golden Week celebrations, the #1 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R of Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda took their second consecutive victory of 2016 after previous race leader JP de Oliveira suffered a tire failure with only four laps remaining – eliminating the #12 Calsonic IMPUL GT-R.
Nissan's domination of the LM P2 class continued as the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series kicked off their 2016 seasons with pre-season testing at Circuit Paul Ricard last week.
After claiming nine international championships around the world in 2015, Nissan will continue to participate in various categories and championships as well as build on its customer support programs in 2016.
Nissan has confirmed the driver line-up for its Bathurst 12 Hour defense, with former V8 Supercars champion Rick Kelly to partner 2015 winners Katsumasa Chiyo and GT Academy winner Florian Strauss at the endurance classic on February 5-7, 2016.
The final round of the 2015 Super GT Championship took place at Twin Ring Motegi last weekend, and the #1 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R of Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli accomplished an amazing comeback from 12th to finish in second place. Displacing the ranking leader, the #12 Calsonic IMPUL GT-R of Hironobu Yasuda and Joao Paolo de Oliveira, they secured their second GT500 championship in a row.