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 Jack Daniel's Racing Nissan Altimas of Rick and Todd Kelly fought hard in the final race of the Plus Fitness Phillip Island 400, with duo capping off a promising weekend in 12th and 15th in the 200km long encounter.
With more than 147,000 all-electric Nissan LEAF vehicles on roads around the world, Nissan is researching ways to put some of the 3.6 million kilowatt hours of available battery storage to work in ways other than driving, adding more value for LEAF owners.
Nissan has promoted Judy Wheeler to the role of vice president, Nissan Southeast Region and Randy Parker to the role of vice president, Nissan West Region. Each previously served as the regional vice president for the same geographic areas. They will continue to report to Fred Diaz, senior vice president, U.S. Sales & Marketing and Operations, Nissan.
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.