It was a busy weekend in the U.S. with the Pirelli World Challenge series tackling Sonoma Raceway in California and the FIA World Endurance Championship heading to Austin's Circuit of The Americas in Texas.
NISMO Athlete Lucas Ordóñez recently got the phone call of his life when Nissan's Motorsport Director Darren Cox called to tell him he will race in LM P1 at Le Mans this year. Watch his amazing reaction to the news.
A Nissan-powered LM P2 car took the class victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours today for the second year in succession. The Jota Sport Zytek-Nissan strode to a dominant class win and fifth place overall at what will be remembered as one of the toughest Le Mans 24 Hours in recent years. Nissan power took a 1-2-3-4-5 finish in the LM P2 class in one of the best ever results for its P2 engine.
In the LM P2 class at Le Mans today, it was a great day for the Nissan engine, which took the first eight positions in class. The new Ligier JS P2 chassis made a very successful debut, as the No.46 Thiriet by TDS Racing entry took pole position. The No.35 Oak Racing entry driven by two GT Academy winners grabbed third place.
The revolutionary Nissan ZEOD RC has recorded the highest ever speed by an electric vehicle at Le Mans with Japanese ace Satoshi Motoyama reaching 300km/h on the Mulsanne Straight in qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Ric Bushéy could feel the improvement in his Nissan 370Z NISMO over the opening rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge season. After a solid seventh place finish at St. Petersburg, the series veteran flirted with another top 10 finish in the GTS class at Barber Motorsports Park and liked the way things lined up for Detroit.