BIG WEEKEND FOR NISMO – Pirelli World Challenge, Super GT & Australian Supercars

by Kriss Merchant
1 year ago

NISMO & Nissan Athletes are set for one of the biggest race weekends of the season with the Super GT Championship headed to Thailand, the annual Bathurst 1000 Supercars classic taking place at Mount Panorama in Australia & the final round of the Pirelli World Challenge held at Laguna Seca in the U.S.

PIRELLI World Challenge :
In the U.S the season concludes at Laguna Seca with Bryan Heitkotter & James Davison. The Always Evolving/AIM Autosport squad enter this weekend after a strong weekend at Sonoma Raceway & Heitkotter will be looking to add to his double victories scored two rounds ago in Salt Lake City. With two races remaining, the former GT Academy winner is in fifth place in the championship points.

Nissan will be looking to get back into the winner’s circle in Super GT in Japan after suffering its first defeat of 2016 at the last round at Suzuka. Previously Nissan had taken victory in the opening four rounds of the championship in the GT 500 class. Nissan took the win here last year with Satoshi Motoyama & Masataka Yanagida victorious in the No.46 GT-R. Motoyama will welcome back his 2016 teammate Katsumasa Chiyo, who will return to Super GT action after recovering from his back injury.


In Australia, NISMO will field five Nissan Altimas at the Bathurst 1000 for the first time with Swiss racer Simona De Silvestro joining Australian Renee Gracie. The Nissan lineup at Bathurst will also include Rick Kelly/Russell Ingall, Todd Kelly/Matt Campbell, Michael Caruso/Dean Fiore and Dale Wood/David Russell.

Good luck to everyone …