Countdown to NISMO Festival 2016

by Kriss Merchant
11 months ago
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Nissan has kicked off its countdown to NISMO Festival at Japan’s Fuji International Speedway supported by Motul.

Held on December 11th 2016 this will be the 19th running of NISMO Festival that brings together the stars & cars from Nissan’s global motorsport activities – both past & present. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Fuji Speedway vintage Nissan race cars with history on the circuit will be on display & run on the course.

Along with this, currently active Nissan race car drivers from Japan and abroad, team principals and legendary former drivers will converge on Fuji to take part in fan events and autograph sessions.

To commemorate the end of season event NISMO has commenced its #NISMOmemts countdown on social media – highlighting 23 key achievements from the 2016 season on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Star drivers on site will include Super GT GT500 2016 race winners Tsugio Matsuda, Ronnie Quintarelli, JP de Oliveira, Hironobu Yasuda, Masataka Yanagida and Daiki Sasaki. Additionally, GT Academy ace Jann Mardenborough, former GT1 World Championship winner Michael Krumm. Legendary Nissan racers Yoshikazu Sunako, Moto Kitano, Haruhito Yanagida, Takao Wada, Toshio Suzuki, Masahiro Hasemi & Kazuyoshi Hoshino will be there as well.

Cars on track & on display will include next year’s new Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 Super GT entry. The 2015 championship winning GT-R GT500, the Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hour 1991 Skyline GT-R race winner & the GT1 2011 World Championship-winning GT-R.

A host other top Nissan performers – including Super GT, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Group C sportscar & Group A touring car contenders will also be on display.

The festival will be streamed live this year on NISMO.TV on YOUTUBE.