Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Sports(Entertainment)
Filter PR by
  
Nissan and NISMO announce global motorsport program for 2017
 
Nissan and NISMO announce global motorsport program for 2017
  • Nissan and NISMO aim to retake SUPER GT title with new 2017 spec Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500
  • Nissan and NISMO to strengthen Customer Racing programs with the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, racing engines for Daytona Prototype International (DPi), LMP1 (privateers), and LMP3
  • To greatly enhance its competitiveness NISMO to begin development on a newly evolved Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 (R35)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: April 5, 2017 – The 2017 motorsport season is about to start, and on behalf of Nissan, Takao Katagiri, CEO and president of NISMO, has now officially announced Nissan/NISMO's motorsport activities for 2017. These are as follows:

1. SUPER GT GT500

With sights firmly set on reclaiming the GT500 championship title, Nissan/NISMO will field four newly developed Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 entries in 2017. 

Having won the SUPER GT GT500 Championship two years in a row in 2014 and 2015, but missing out on a third consecutive title after leading the championship until the last event in 2016, NISMO will be back at the track with the driver pairing of Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli in Nissan's ace car #23.

Fresh from the GT300 class, GT Academy graduate Jann Mardenborough will step up to GT500, making his GT500 debut with TEAM IMPUL together with teammate Hironobu Yasuda. For the first time in seven years, João Paulo de Oliveira will return to KONDO Racing, which took two victories last year, and will team up with Daiki Sasaki. MOLA will continue with the same strong driver combination from last year, with veteran Satoshi Motoyama challenging the series alongside young gun Katsumasa Chiyo.

Toshikazu Tanaka, corporate vice president of NISMO, remains as Nissan's team executive director. The complete roster:

#23 - NISMO - Tsugio Matsuda / Ronnie Quintarelli 
Team Principal: Yutaka Suzuki
MOTUL AUTECH GT-R / Michelin

#12 - TEAM IMPUL - Hironobu Yasuda / Jann Mardenborough
Team Principal: Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Calsonic IMPUL GT-R / Bridgestone

#24 - KONDO Racing - Daiki Sasaki / João Paulo de Oliveira 
Team Principal: Masahiko Kondo
Forum Engineering ADVAN GT-R / Yokohama

#46 - MOLA - Satoshi Motoyama / Katsumasa Chiyo
Team Principal: Toshiomi Oeki
S Road CRAFTSPORTS GT-R / Michelin

Nissan's new GT500 racer, which incorporates the distinctive design of the standard 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO, was developed in compliance with the 2017 SUPER GT technical regulations and inherits the competitive and hard-charging spirit of previous incarnations of the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500.

Officially revealed last November, the car has undergone testing in Japan as well as in Sepang, Malaysia. The updates will be made just before the opening round and are expected to result in an even stronger, more competitive GT-R that will build upon the previous championship winning car's legacy of dominance within the history of motorsports.

Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 4276 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Wednesday, April 05, 2017  3:21:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Hisense Becomes Official Sponsor of 2018 FIFA World CupTM
Next Story : “IT IS AS IF I HAD WON” - Sacha Modolo, UAE Team Emirates
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Wellbeing Medical Centre - ULTRAFORMER III Best and latest Anti-Ageing treatments [11547-Views]
Finally a Body that fits you! Cryolipolysis Fat Freeze [11072-Views]
Sandro Announces Expansion within The Middle East [10571-Views]
Middle East and African beauty and personal care market to grow to US$34.5 billion by 2021... [8833-Views]
Chloé eyewear introduces the new "Nola" sunglasses collection [8168-Views]
IKEA Introduces Limited Edition ‘Art Event 2017' Contemporary Drawing Collection [8046-Views]
Introducing JOHNSON'S® NEW Vita-Rich range with Cocoa Butter [8040-Views]
Dubai Design & Fashion Council Launches DDFC Membership to Support Sustainable Development... [7863-Views]
COÉGA Sunwear Teams Up With GO Sport on Exclusive SS17 Swimwear Collection [7716-Views]
Ulysse Nardin Marine Regattav [6777-Views]
Win up to 30 Kilos of Gold in 18 Days at Malabar Gold & Diamonds [6753-Views]
du Football Champions awarded Gold for its successful engagement of UAE youth [6576-Views]
Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi Steers Peugeot 3008DKR to Victory [6460-Views]
Nautica Spring 2017 Collection [6399-Views]
Interstuhl launches VINTAGEis5 chair in the GCC [6344-Views]
Al-Futtaim Motors launches the UAE's first hybrid truck [6295-Views]
Paule Ka Launches New Fall/Winter 2017 Collection in Dubai [6259-Views]
World's first reinforced Arc7 class LNG carrier maiden port calls go smooth as ice, thanks... [5667-Views]
HP Inc. launches World's Most Advanced and Secure A3 Printers in the UAE [5527-Views]
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed lays foundation stone of Silicon Mall at Dubai Silicon Oasis [5502-Views]
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts' Pakistan Presence Blooms as Firm Signs New Property in th... [5496-Views]
ESCADA Amelia - Diamond timepiece [5246-Views]
Denim Days with GUESS and F&F [5100-Views]
French Label ba&sh Launches Stunning Capsule Collection [5081-Views]
Dubai to welcome largest Arabian Travel Market yet [4990-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories