Nissan may have fallen short in its challenge to take a history-making third consecutive Super GT GT500 championship, but the NISMO squads completed the current era of the championship with another victory Twin Ring Motegi.
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.