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Nis­san has axed its LMP1 pro­gramme with im­me­di­ate ef­fect and will not com­pete in this year’s World En­durance Cham­pi­onship. The Ja­panese man­u­fac­turer with­drew from the se­cond half of the 2015 WEC sea­son af­ter a dis­as­trous de­but in the Le Mans 24 Hours. In a state­ment, Nis­san said that it had con­cluded that the GT-R LM NISMO pro­gramme “would not be able to reach its am­bi­tions”. Its with­drawal leaves Porsche, Audi and Toy­ota as the only LMP1 man­u­fac­turer en­tries… Lead­ing sin­gle-seater out­fit Car­lin is con­sid­er­ing an ex­pan­sion into the Euro­for­mula Open se­ries. A cap of four cars per team will be in­tro­duced in Euro­pean For­mula 3 this year, leav­ing the team with equip­ment sit­ting idle. Team boss Trevor Car­lin said: “Euro­for­mula is a pos­si­bil­ity. We’ve got seven cars plus a spare tub. For some peo­ple it’s a big jump to Euro­pean F3 now, but Euro­for­mula is cheaper, runs on good cir­cuits and is as close as you can get to a Euro­pean F3 car, so why not?”… For­mer F1 driver and two-time Le Mans 24 Hours win­ner Alex Wurz has de­cided to de­lay his re­tire­ment so he can race in the Day­tona 24 Hours later this month. The Aus­trian was due to re­tire af­ter the WEC fi­nale last sea­son but will in­stead con­test the IMSA Sportscar Cham­pi­onship opener with Chip Ganassi Rac­ing. He will part­ner Bren­don Hart­ley, Andy Pri­aulx and Lance Stroll in a Ri­ley-ford…

Nis­san has shelved its LMP1 pro­gramme af­ter poor re­sults

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