Nissan Announces GT-R 2009 and 2010 FIA GT Entry

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  1. KAY_AMG

    KAY_AMG Well-Known Member

    1 окт 2007
    Мск Крылатское/Истра/Europe
    Nissan has officially confirmed their entry in the 2010 FIA GT championships. The company will enter the R35 Nissan GT-R into the 2010 season, while the car will be raced as a non-championship entry during the 2009 season.

    The announcement was made by Dan Thompson, CEO and Managing Director of Nissan Motors Australia, at the Melbourne International Motor Show, according to GTRblog.

    During 2009, the GT-R will be tested in four FIA-GT1 class races in Europe. The NISMO car will be run as part of a partnership with Gigawave MotorSport, out of Essex, England. Drivers for this series will likely be Nismo's Michael Krumm and Gigawave's Darren Turner. Official word has not been given on the drivers for Nissan's entry in 2010. The car itself has a full carbon-fiber body which, when combined with some more modifications, should give the car a terrific power-to-weight ratio.

    For the full '09 Super GT race season, four different GT500-spec GT-R racecars will be driven by different teams in the Japan's highest level auto racing circuit. According to a release from Nissan, Nismo drivers Satoshi Motoyama and Benoit Treluyer will race the Motul Autech GT-R, Tsugio Matsuda and Sebastien Philippe will run the Impul Calsonic GT-R for Team Impul, and Kondo Racing will show off their HIS Advan Kondo GT-R with João Paulo de Oliveira and Seiji Ara commanding the vehicle. Hasemi Motor Sport will also have an entry, with Ronnie Quintarelli and Hironobu Yasuda taking charge.

    Press Release (Click to expand)

    Announcement on Global Motorsports Activities for 2009

    TOKYO (February 27, 2009) - Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (NISMO) today announced their global motorsport programme for 2009.

    For 2009, Nissan continues to participate in the SUPER GT series, GT500 class, which is the highest level in Japanese domestic motorsports, with the Nissan GT-R. Nissan will also support grassroots activities in select countries outside of Japan to help nurture the motorsports culture, which has millions of fans throughout the world.

    "Motorsports is an important part of Nissan's strategy for building a strong brand with consumers who share our passion for high-performance driving," said Carlos Tavares, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. "In addition to being an important touch-point for consumers, motorsports serve as a dynamic proving ground for automotive innovation."

    1. SUPER GT

    The R35 model Nissan GT-R will be entered in the GT500 class of SUPER GT.
    This year's entries will incorporate changes that include an improved air-cooling system and a paddle-shift transmission. The vehicles also conform to the racing body's latest regulation changes to decrease down force through shortened vehicle overhang. NISMO provides technical assistance and vehicle development to all participating teams.

    Team Composition
    This year's line-up of NISMO, HASEMI MOTORSPORT, TEAM IMPUL and KONDO RACING will deploy 1 car each for a total of 4 Nissan GT-Rs that will race in the GT500 class series. Kunihiko Kakimoto remains as general manager in charge of Nissan related teams with the NISMO team managed by Yutaka Suzuki. HASEMI MOTOR SPORT team welcomes to its roster Hironobu Yasuda, who trained in the rigorous Nissan Driver Development Program (NDDP).

    No: Entrant: Team Manager: Drivers: Vehicle Name: Tyre Maker:
    1 NISMO Yutaka Suzuki Satoshi Motoyama / Benoit Treluyer MOTUL AUTECH GT-R Bridgestone
    3 HASEMI MOTOR SPORT Masahiro Hasemi Ronnie Quintarelli / Hironobu Yasuda TBA Michelin
    12 TEAM IMPUL Kazuyoshi Hoshino Tsugio Matsuda / Sebastien Philippe IMPUL Calsonic GT-R Bridgestone
    24 KONDO RACING Masahiko Kondo João Paulo de Oliveira / Seiji Ara HIS ADVAN KONDO GT-R Yokohama

    2. Private racers category

    March Cup series - Providing amateur racers a chance to experience the thrill of auto racing, Nissan holds the March Cup races (East Japan Series, West Japan Series, Nissan March Championship Cup). This pits private racers with actual racing conditions, with each car equipped with a data logger and GPS to record the racing lines taken by drivers. As previously announced, 2009 is the final run for the March Cup series.
    Japanese domestic private teams
    SUPER GT GT300 class - Technical assistance will be given to private teams competing in Fairlady Zs.
    Super Taikyu series - Technical assistance will be given to private teams competing in Fairlady Zs in both ST1 and ST3 classes.
    Global Race activities
    China - Aiming for a 3rd championship win, Nissan and NISMO will provide technical assistance to its China partner Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd., which enters its Nissan Tiidas in the 1600cc Class of the China Circuit Championship (CCC). The event is the country's premier domestic racing event, where locally manufactured production-based race cars compete. Nissan Tiida won the title in 2006 and 2008.
    South Africa - With 8 consecutive Driver's championship wins, Nissan seeks to retain its title in the South Africa Off-Road Championship. Dominating the event will be the Nissan Navara, well known for its controlled performance and rugged reliability.
    Europe - To check the performance of cars to be sold to racing teams competing in the FIA-GT1 class, a NISMO-developed car will run as a non-championship entry in 4 races in 2009, entered in a team partnership with Gigawave MotorSport. It is expected that the car is to be driven by Michael Krumm (NISMO) and Darren Turner (Gigawave).
    Gigawave MotorSport, a racing team based in county Essex, England, has been competing in the FIA GT Championship since 2007. The team's parent company Gigawave Ltd., as an official partner of the FIA GT Championship, provides on-board cameras for real-time coverage of the races.


  2. NikCorvette

    NikCorvette Well-Known Member

    14 янв 2009
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  3. G 500

    G 500 Well-Known Member

    21 фев 2009
    японец так себе

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