Rare spin­ner on sale Nis­san is rac­ing on

The Weekend Post - Motoring - - CRUISE CONTROL | -

NIS­SAN has com­mit­ted to Aus­tralian mo­tor­sport for the next two sea­sons.

Nis­san has agreed to the Vir­gin Aus­tralia Su­per­cars Cham­pi­onship for 2017 and 2018 and signed a new two-year agree­ment with the Kelly fam­ily-owned Nis­san Mo­tor­sport race team for 201718 sea­sons. The team will con­tinue to field four Nis­san Al­tima Su­per­cars.

Michael Caruso, driver of the #23 Nismo Nis­san Al­tima Su­per­car, has also re-signed with Nis­san Mo­tor­sport team for the next two years.

Nis­san will re­turn to the Bathurst 12 Hour in 2017 in an ex­panded two-car ef­fort with a pair of Nis­san GT-R Nismo GT3 fac­tory en­tries. Full team and driver de­tails will be con­firmed at a later date.

It was re­cently con­firmed that Nis­san will en­ter its Nis­san GT-R Nismo GT3 in the fi­nal two events of the 2016 Aus­tralian GT Cham­pi­onship at Hamp­ton Downs and High­lands Park. Nis­san will ex­plore fur­ther op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Aus­tralian GT Cham­pi­onship from 2017 on­wards.

“Mo­tor­sport is in the DNA of Nis­san, both here in Aus­tralia and glob­ally,” said Nis­san Aus­tralia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Richard Emery. “When Nis­san first opened for busi­ness in Aus­tralia in 1966, one of the first things we did was to go mo­tor rac­ing. Our mo­tor­sport pro­gram is a way for us to show peo­ple what the Nis­san brand stands for — through the ex­cite­ment of our race cars and the in­no­va­tive and in­clu­sive na­ture of our fan ac­ti­va­tions.”

In 2016, Nis­san is de­fend­ing nine cham­pi­onship vic­to­ries in 14 dif­fer­ent race se­ries across the globe.

“We are very proud of our global ap­proach to mo­tor­sport and to­day’s an­nounce­ments for Aus­tralia re­ally show­case our brand, both lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally,” said Nis­san global mo­tor­sports di­rec­tor Michael Car­camo.

“The su­per­cars cham­pi­onship is one of the most high-pro­file sport­ing events of any kind in Aus­tralia and Nis­san has tremen­dous her­itage and a huge fan base in this se­ries.

“Our ef­forts in the Bathurst 12-Hour over the past two years have fur­ther in­trin­si­cally linked Mount Panorama and the GTR. They al­ready had in­cred­i­ble his­tory to­gether but this has now gone to a new level.”

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