Nissan announces 2015 motorsports activities

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YOKOHAMA, Japan (Feb. 12, 2015) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. announced an outline of their motorsports activities for 2015. While continuing its participation in series such as Japan’s SUPER GT, as well as in endurance races around the globe, including the 24 Hours of Nurburgring in Germany, Nissan will also begin competing in the LM P1 class within the FIA World Endurance Championship, even further expanding the company’s field of motorsports activities.

 

・       Further expansion of participation in major endurance races around the world

・       Set to compete in the LM P1 class, the top category of the FIA World Endurance Championship, which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans

・       Following from last year, aims to achieve two consecutive season titles in the SUPER GT’s GT500 class

・       Nismo athletes composed largely of gamer-born drivers to participate in racing series around the world

 

  1. 1.     FIA World Endurance Championship / 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, revealed to the world on 1 February 2015, is Nissan’s LM P1 challenger. The innovative racing car is a front-engined, front wheel drive vehicle, powered by a V6 3-litre twin turbo petrol engine and a kinetic energy recovery system.

The 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship season starts at Silverstone, UK on 12 April and heads to Spa-Francorchamps before heading to France for the blue riband event of the series: the Le Mans 24 Hours. The season continues at Germany’s Nurburgring before it goes to the US, China, Japan and the Middle East.

Team

Team Principal

No.

Vehicle Tire Brand
Nissan Motorsports

Ben Bowlby

21

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

Michelin

22

23

Car numbers: 21 (Le Mans only), 22 & 23 (FIA WEC full season)

Drivers: Tsugio Matsuda (JAP), Marc Gene (ESP), Olivier Pla (FRA), Harry Tincknell (GB)

Michael Krumm (GER), Lucas Ordonez (ESP)

The full LMP1 driver line-up and the configuration of the line-up for each car will be announced at a later date.

 

  1. 2.     SUPER GT GT500 Class

l  GT500 Class Vehicle

 

Last season, the first under the new rules where Technical Regulations (excluding engines) were aligned with those of the DTM (German Touring car Masters), NISMO’s entry into the GT500 class, the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500) took home the series championship. The 2015 spec machine is based on the 2014 champ car and has been further developed with an emphasis on increasing powertrain durability, improving aerodynamic performance, and improving vehicle dynamics performance by enhancing weight reduction.

 

<Main Areas of Development>

- Engine: For the second year of the NR20A engine, improvements have been made to the direct-injection turbo’s combustion efficiency in order to augment its transient characteristics and output, while adjustments were made to further increase reliability.

- Aerodynamics: Refinements have been made focusing mainly on the areas around the uniquely designed lateral ducts and rear fenders. Total down force has been further increased while maintaining drag.

- Chassis: Vehicle dynamics performance has been improved by thoroughly carrying out weight reduction on all parts (other than those delegated as common across the field and are not permitted to be altered), lowering the height of the center of gravity and optimizing weight distribution.

 

l   Team organization:

As with last year, four Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500s from the four teams of NISMO, TEAM IMPUL, KONDO RACING and MOLA will be competing in the GT500 class. In order to enable Michael Krumm to be wholly devoted to and concentrate on vehicle development for the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, the FIA World Endurance Championship challenger, until round 3 Lucas Ordonez will be stepping up from the GT300 class and will pair up with Daiki Sasaki. Kunihiko Kakimoto will continue his role as executive director for the Nissan related teams.

 

No

Team

Team Principal

Drivers

Vehicle Name

Tire Brand

NISMO

Yutaka Suzuki

Tsugio Matsuda / Ronnie Quintarelli (Italy)

MOTUL AUTECH GT-R

Michelin

12

TEAM IMPUL

Kazuyoshi Hoshino

Hironobu Yasuda / João Paulo de Oliveira (Brazil)

Calsonic IMPUL GT-R

Bridgestone

24

KONDO RACING

Masahiko Kondo

Lucas Ordonez (Spain R1-R3), Michael Krumm (Germany R4-R8)/Daiki Sasaki

D’station ADVAN GT-R

Yokohama

46

MOLA

Toshiomi Oeki

Satoshi Motoyama / Masataka Yanagida

S Road MOLA GT-R

Michelin

 

  1. 3.     Customer Programs

Nissan/Nismo will continue to support customer teams racing with Nissan cars and Nissan engines this season.

 

l  Supply and technical support of Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3

The “Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3,” a racing car developed in accordance with FIA GT3 regulations and intended for customer use, has been updated since it was first released in 2012. The 2015 spec machine has aimed to enhance weight reduction, revise the weight distribution, and improve aerodynamics, fuel economy and brake performance. Nismo, in collaboration with its program partner, JRM in Europe, will continue to provide “Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3” users with vehicles and technical assistance.

 

l  SUPER GT GT300 Class

Nissan/Nismo will continue to provide technical assistance and ongoing vehicle supply to customer teams competing with the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 in the GT300 class of SUPER GT. Nismo will also field an NDDP RACING entry. Under the supervision of Team Principal Masahiro Hasemi, Mitsunori Takaboshi, who has been competing in the All Japan F3 Championship through the NDDP (Nissan Driver Development Program) will step up and pair with Kazuki Hoshino.

 

No

Team

Team Principal

Drivers

Vehicle Name

Tire Brand

3

NDDP RACING with B-MAX

Masahiro

Hasemi

Kazuki Hoshino / Mitsunori Takaboshi B-MAX NDDP GT-R Yokohama

 

l  Blancpain Endurance Series

In Europe, RJN, which is implementing activities for the Nissan GT Academy, and Nismo’s joint team will be entering one “Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3” into the Pro Class. This is the first time for them to make an entry into this category.

 

Class

No.

Team

Team Principal

Drivers

Vehicle Name

Tire

Brand

Pro

23

Nissan GT Academy

Team RJN

Bob Neville

Alex Buncombe (GB)/

Chiyo Katsumasa/

Wolfgang Reip (Belgium)

Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3

Pirelli

 

l  24 Hours of Nurburgring

In collaboration with Nissan Germany, RJN and Nismo’s joint team will enter two “Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3’s” into the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

Team

Team Principal

Drivers

Vehicle Name

Tire

Brand

Nissan GT Academy

Team RJN

Bob Neville

Alex Buncombe (GB)/

Florian Srauss(Germany)/

Wolfgang Reip (Belgium)/

Jann Mardenborough(GB)

Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3

Michelin
Michael Krumm (Germany)/

Lucas Ordonez (Spain)/

Kazuki Hoshino/

Katsumasa Chiyo

 

l  Super Taikyu Series (ST-X class)

Nismo will be providing technical assistance to customer teams which are competing with the “Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3” in the Super Taikyu Series ST-X class. In addition, the collaboration team of KONDO RACING and the Nissan Technical College, the “ThreeBond Nissan Technical College GT-R” project, will continue its participation in the ST-X class this year. This program, in which the season’s racing activities form part of the students’ educational program, is heading into its fourth year.

 

Class

No

Team

Team Principal

Drivers

Vehicle Name

ST-X

24

KONDO RACING

Masahiko Kondo

Tomonobu Fujii/Satoshi Hoshino/Mitsunori Takaboshi

ThreeBond Nissan Technical College GT-R

 

l  Supply and technical support for LM P2-class engines

Nismo will provide VK45 engines and technical assistance to teams competing in the LM P2 (Le Mans Prototype 2) class of FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), which includes the 24Hours of Le Mans, as well as those competing in the European Le Mans Series’ LMP2 class.

 

 

l  Supply and technical support for LM P3-class engines

Nismo will supply VK50 engines (5 liter NA, V8) and technical assistance to teams competing in the European Le Mans Series’ LM P3 (Le Mans Prototype 3) class. The LM P3 class, which was established this year by the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), is a category that was created to provide teams and drivers with an introduction to endurance races. The Nismo developed VK50 engine, which will be supplied through the European race company, ORECA, is designed to be a one season-maintenance free, highly durable, low cost engine with excellent drivability and performance that achieves a perfect cost balance.

 

l  Super Taikyu Series (ST-3 Class)

Continuing its activities from last season, Nismo will provide technical support to customer teams competing with the Fairlady Z NISMO RC in the ST-3 class of the Super Taikyu Series.

 

  1. 4.     Activities of Nismo Athletes

l  Nismo Global Driver Exchange Program

Nissan/Nismo is placing a great deal of focus on developing, and promoting interaction between, young drivers. Beginning from 2013, the Nismo Global Driver Exchange Program was developed with the goal of further enhancing the talents of Nismo athletes who are young Nissan drivers competing worldwide. It seeks to accomplish this through increasing their opportunities to experience driving in racing events around the globe while concurrently expanding their chances of success. This year, inaugural Nissan GT Academy graduate, Lucas Ordonez, who competed last year in the GT300 class of the SUPER GT, will be stepping up to the GT500 class for 3 races and will also be competing in the All Japan F3 Championship. In addition, Katsumasa Chiyo will be following on from last year to undertake full participation in the Blancpain Endurance Series, while Wolfgang Reip will take part in the SUPER GT’s round 5 Suzuka 1000km Race as a number 3 driver.

 

Driver

Series

Team

Team Principal

Vehicle Name

Tire Brand

Lucas Ordonez (Spain)

SUPER GT

GT500 class (R1-R3)

KONDO RACING

Masahiko Kondo

D’station ADVAN GT-R

Yokohama

All Japan F3 Championship

B-MAX Racing Team with NDDP

Masahiro Hasemi

B-MAX NDDP F312

Yokohama

Katsumasa Chiyo

Blancpain Endurance Series

Nissan GT Academy Team RJN

Bob Neville

Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3

Pirelli

Wolfgang Reip (Belgium)

SUPER GT

GT300 class(R5)

NDDP Racing with B-MAX

Masahiro Hasemi

B-MAX NDDP GT-R

Yokohama

 

l  All Japan F3 Championship

The above mentioned Lucas Ordonez and Mitsunori Takaboshi will be competing in the All Japan F3 Championship (Champion Class).

 

Class

Team

Team Principal

No

Drivers

Vehicle Name

B-MAX Racing Team with NDDP

Masahiro Hasemi

22

Lucas Ordonez (Spain)

B-MAX NDDP F312

23

Mitsunori Takaboshi

 

 

■Darren Cox, Global Head of Brand, Marketing & Sales, NISMO

“2014 was a vintage year for Nissan and NISMO. Not only did we celebrate our 30th year but we also raced across the globe to 84 podium finishes, 42 of which were race victories.  How do we top that? We make our return to the premier class of sports car racing in 2015. The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO is at the pinnacle of the sports car ladder we have created. We can now take drivers from GT Academy to LM P1 via our ladder – from gaming to GT4 to GT3 and onto LM P3, P2 and then P1. Lucas Ordonez has shown that the ladder works and his arrival in Super GT GT500 and Le Mans in LM P1 is a lesson to anyone who dreams of becoming a racing driver. We want to make motorsport mainstream again – to bring the thrills, the fun, the innovation, the genius of engineering to everyone.  I hope we can look back one year from now and see that we did that.”

 

 

■Shoichi Miyatani, CEO and President of Nismo:

“Last year we were able to properly celebrate Nismo’s 30th Anniversary by taking home the series championship in the GT500 class of the SUPER GT. This year we will finally be participating in the LM P1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship. This will be the first time in a while that Nissan/Nismo will participate in a world stage series and so we’re perfectly aware that it will not be a walk in the park. However, we will treat this first year as an opportunity to learn from some of the best. Furthermore, in order to solidify the credibility of NISMO as Nissan’s performance brand, not only in the LM P1, but also the SUPER GT, GT3, LM P2, LM P3, and so on, we fully intend to provide customer support etc. that will effectively display our presence in the global racing scene.

 

On February 28th (Sat), there will be an event held at Nissan’s Global Headquarters Gallery in Yokohama in which SUPER GT team principals and drivers will participate. On top of this, machines such as the #1 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R and #3 B-MAX NDDP GT-R with their new colorings will be on display.

 

For inquiries regarding this release

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Global Motorsports Department, Takaaki Ito TEL(050) 3804-6437

http://www.nissan-newsroom.com/JP/ (Press use only)

http://www.nissan-motorsports.com/ (Motorsports information)

 

Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd.

Motorsports Planning Department Onishi TEL (045) 505-8522

www.nismo.co.jp

 

 

 

Segunda Posición para Nissan y Lucas Ordoñez en Dubái

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El piloto español realizó una gran actuación junto a dos pilotos más de GT Academy
Nissan PlayStation GT Academy ® volvió a demostrar una vez más su capacidad para captar nuevos talentos y la calidad de su programa de desarrollo de pilotos, ya que los cuatro ganadores de la edición de 2012 participaron en las 24 Horas de Dubái.

El Nissan 370Z Nismo número 127, pilotado por Wolfgang Reip, Mark Shulzhitskiy, Roman Rusinov y el español Lucas Ordoñez, finalizó la carrera en una brillante segunda posición. Lucas logró la pole de su categoría, la SP3, y arrancó la prueba al volante para dejar su puesto al ruso Rusinov. El tercer turno fue para Wolfie, que venció a 830.000 participantes de Gran Turismo®5 para ganar la GT Academy europea de 2012. El piloto belga disputaba en Abu Dhabi su primera carrera internacional y fue fiel a su estilo de conducción en su debut como piloto.

“Fue una gran experiencia salir a una pista con mucho tráfico y con los mejores pilotos y coches contra los que hemos competido”, dijo. “Tuve un buen ritmo, sin errores y nos colocamos líderes antes del final de mi relevo. Desafortunadamente, mientras yo pilotaba, otro coche perdió una rueda y me golpeó a toda velocidad. Me di cuenta de lo que había pasado y esperaba que la parte delantera del Nissan no estuviera muy dañada. Entonces fue cuando comenzó el turno de los mecánicos del equipo RJN, demostrando toda su calidad ya que repararon el coche en menos de una hora”.

Este incidente dejó al 370Z número 127 en el noveno puesto de su categoría y obligando que el primer relevo de Mark Shulzhitskiy fuera a un ritmo inferior para que se asegurara de que todo en el coche funcionaba correctamente para poder completar la carrera. Al igual que Wolfie, el ruso realizó un gran trabajo durante las horas nocturnas. Con los primeros rayos de luz cayendo sobre el circuito de Dubái el equipo ya se encontraba en puestos de podio y fueron capaces de presionar a los líderes para que finalmente fuese el propio Shulzhitskiy quien cruzara la línea de meta en una meritoria segunda posición.

En la otra parte del box, el 370Z número 147 sufrió una carrera muy dura. El ganador alemán de GT Academy, Peter Pyzera y su mentora, Sabine Schmitz, formaron equipo con el vencedor de GT Academy de Estados Unidos, Steve Doherty y el piloto oficial de Nissan, Alex Buncombe. Precisamente Alex logró colocar su coche en los primeros puestos de la categoría durante su relevo, pero al llegar la noche Sabine Schmitz tuvo un fuerte accidente causado por los neumáticos fríos de su coche tras un período de “Código 60″ (en las 24 Horas de Dubái no hay coche de seguridad, el Código 60 obliga a los participantes a no superar los 60 kilómetros por hora mientras ruedan por el circuito). Todo parecía indicar que los daños provocados en la parte trasera del coche significarían el abandono, pero poca más de una hora y media más tarde, el equipo RJN ya tenía nuevamente el coche sobre el trazado en manos de Peter.

“Ha sido una gran experiencia y espero que sea sólo el primer paso de una larga trayectoria deportiva”, comentó Peter. “Hemos perdido mucho tiempo por la noche, pero mantuvimos la calma y continuamos hasta llegar a la bandera a cuadros. En realidad, estaba muy nervioso antes de mi turno, pero cuando perdimos tanto tiempo me dieron ganas de pilotar y recuperarlo en pista. Lo que teníamos que hacer era recordar todo lo que nos habían enseñado. Ha sido increíble y quiero volver a correr”.

A pesar de los reveses sufridos, el Nissan número 147 cruzó la línea de meta en novena posición después de 24 horas de carrera con el estadounidense Steve Doherty al volante.

“Esta ha sido otra gran carrera donde un grupo grande de personas, tanto pilotos como mecánicos pasando por los ingenieros y el resto de miembros del equipo, se han reunido para convertir los sueños en realidad”, comentó el Director global de Motorsports de Nissan, Darren Cox. “Fue muy bonito escuchar que los oyentes de Radio Le Mans votaron para dar el premio “Spirit of Le Mans” al equipo RJN. Se lo merecen. También lo merecen todos nuestros pilotos, los responsables de comunicación, los equipos de grabación y las agencias de noticias que han trabajado duro para que esto suceda. El nivel que han alcanzado en apenas cinco meses los últimos ganadores de GT Academy es el testimonio de todo el trabajo realizado y la realidad es que esto solo es el principio”.

An awesome afternoon in Atlanta for Nissan

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History was made in Atlanta this weekend when Nissan DeltaWing scored its first ever race finish, taking fifth place overall in the gruelling 1000-mile Petit Le Mans race, despite starting from the back of the grid of 42 endurance racers. The 2012 race produced an incredible run of results for Nissan as the final round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) also settled the scores in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS). Nissan-powered teams took first, second and third place in the ELMS LMP2 Championship, underlining another season of domination by the Nismo-tuned Nissan VK45DE V8 engine.

Nissan DeltaWing actually had a relatively quiet race compared to the drama of the preceding days. The pioneering car was rather rudely ejected from Wednesday’s test session when it was struck by a GTC class Porsche, which also went on to hit the Championship-leading Muscle Milk car during the race itself. The ‘Attacked in Atlanta’ video has generated over 700,000 views on You Tube already, showing that the Nissan DeltaWing has lost none of its popularity since Le Mans.

The race was on to fix the car in time for further practice sessions on Thursday and in true endurance style Nissan DeltaWing was soon back in action and ready for Petit Le Mans, which really is a mini-Le Mans 24 Hours on every level.

“What I am most pleased about is that while the car obviously passed all the virtual and actual FIA crash tests prior to running at Le Mans,” said Nissan’s Darren Cox. We’ve unfortunately tested the car in real world incidents twice now and in both cases the car has done it job in protecting the driver. We’d rather not do it again but we’ve certainly shown the concept works and it is very safe.”

Despite qualifying with a time fast enough for the top 10, Nissan DeltaWing was relegated to the back of the grid for the start of the race. The organisers deemed that the car should start from the back as it was an unclassified entry. While this may sound fair, the reality is that it puts the car in danger again as it has to pass the entire GT field in the opening laps and also suffers in any early safety car periods. With Wednesday’s all-nighter fresh in their minds the team was keen that no more damage should be done!

There was no need to worry though as Nissan DeltaWing breezed through the 1000-mile Petit Le Mans, taking fifth place overall in the tough 10-hour race. Both Lucas Ordonez and Gunnar Jeannette excelled themselves, putting in clean and fast stints throughout and delivered the first race finish for the headline-grabbing car.

The opening stints were a thrill for the team who watched Gunnar climb from the 42nd place right up to eighth, then watched Lucas triple-stint his way to third. Nissan DeltaWing features half the weight, half the horsepower and half the aerodynamic drag of a typical Le Mans sportscar so it was no surprise to then see Gunnar complete a quadruple stint without changing tyres!

“This has been an incredible journey for me,” commented Lucas after the race. “Every time I race for Nissan they give me new challenges and I think this was the biggest one yet. It certainly felt like a huge responsibility but it was also a great deal of fun. The car was fantastic to drive, Michelin did a great job with the tyres and we’ve been working really hard on developing the entire package. We’ve shown everyone in motorsport that the car is really strong and fast. I’m really proud to cross the line at the finish and I’m now ready to celebrate with the guys.”

The European Le Mans Series LMP2 title went to TDS Racing, the strong French team that took pole position and victory at round one and never looked back. Oak Racing grabbed the runner up spot when a recurring starter problem ended their fight for the title, despite the team starting so well by grabbing pole position for the race. Last year’s champions Greaves Motorsport had to settle for third place in the championship after recovering to fifth place at Petit Le Mans after early race contact and a gearbox problem forced them into fight back mode for the rest of the race. Joining them for this race to fill Lucas’ seat was Nissan’s Alex Buncombe:

“It has been an amazing experience doing Petit Le Mans with Greaves,” said Alex. “It’s such a shame we had the gearbox problem in the race as we had a great handling car. Tom (Kimber-Smith) and Alex (Brundle) both drove a great race, and Tom was very unlucky to get taken off at turn one in the first hour. It has been a pleasure to drive for the team and I’m so pleased to have been able to help them secure third place in the ELMS championship.”

“It has been a joy for us to bring an international story to one of the best endurance races in the world,” concluded Nissan’s Darren Cox. “Over 100,000 people turned out to watch this event that truly is a mini Le Mans. The addition of the European Le Mans cars made this into an even more significant international race meeting and we are delighted that Nissan delivered on track and online. Congratulations to TDS Racing whose LMP2 title is another championship to add to the record books for Nissan. Next week all eyes look towards Japan where we hope to add another in Super GT!”

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do”

Misión Cumplida: El Nissan Deltawing quinto en el Petit Le Mans

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¡Misión cumplida! El Nissan DeltaWing tenía por objetivo finalizar la carrera en su debut en el Petit de Le Mans y lo ha conseguido.

El equipo no solo completó las 1.000 millas en el Circuito de Road Atlanta, además, el español Lucas Ordoñez y Gunnar Jeannete demostraron un ritmo impresionante durante toda la carrera para finalizar en una fantástica quinta posición en la clásica prueba de resistencia norteamericana.

Invitados por los organizadores de la última cita de las American Le Mans Series, el Nissan DeltaWing se vio obligado a arrancar desde el último puesto de la parrilla y posteriormente se vio perjudicado por las varias salidas del coche de seguridad a pista, ya que les relegaba tras los prototipos de P2.

El innovador prototipo que monta el motor Nissan DIG-T de 1.6 litros con turbo, finalizó la carrera a tan solo tres vueltas del ganador de la categoría de P2.

Gunnar Jeannette fue el encargado de iniciar la carrera al volante del Nissan DeltaWing y de inmediato comenzó una gran remontada llegando a superar ochos coches en la primera vuelta.

Cuando el americano cedió su puesto a Lucas Ordoñez, el prototipo nº0 ocupaba la octava posición de la general. El español realizó un relevo magistral, dejando al Nissan DeltaWing en la tercera posición absoluta cuando le tocó el turno nuevamente a Jeannette.

Los neumáticos Michelin que monta el Nissan DeltaWing volvieron a demostrar la increíble resistencia que tienen cuando el norteamericano completó un cuádruple stint sin tener que cambiar las gomas.

Ordoñez fue el encargado de disputar las últimas 110 vueltas de la carrera, cruzando la línea de meta en la sexta posición. El equipo ganó un puesto después de la bandera a cuadros cuando un prototipo de P2 fue excluido porque uno de sus pilotos había superado el máximo de tiempo permitido al volante.

El rendimiento del coche fue más que notable, teniendo en cuenta que el equipo tuvo que reconstruirlo por completo tras el vuelco que sufrió Jeannette en la jornada del miércoles cuando fue golpeado por un Porsche de la categoría GTC.

Con la mitad de peso, potencia y resistencia aerodinámica que un prototipo moderno de Le Mans, el Nissan DeltaWing ha llamado la atención de los aficionados y de los medios de comunicación tras su debut este año en las 24 Horas de Le Mans.

Desafortunadamente, el coche se vio obligado a abandonar después de las primeras seis horas de la carrera francesa tras ser golpeado por otro prototipo. Esto determinó el objetivo del equipo Nissan DeltaWing para el Petit Le Mans.

Había que finalizar la prueba, un desafío que cumplieron con nota.

LUCAS ORDOÑEZ
“Todo el equipo ha hecho una buena y dura labor durante toda la semana”.
“Hemos trabajado mucho en desarrollar el coche y más después del accidente del miércoles”.
“Ahora ya hemos cruzado la línea de meta de una carrera de 10 horas. Gunnar hizo una labor increíble durante sus relevos y tuve la oportunidad de tener un ritmo muy bueno y consistente”.
“El coche era fantástico para pilotarlo, Michelin ha hecho un gran trabajo con los neumáticos y hemos estado desarrollando todo el prototipo”.
“Hemos demostrado en carrera que el coche es muy fuerte y competitivo. Estamos aquí con un nuevo concepto con la mitad de peso, potencia y resistencia aerodinámica pero con un ritmo muy similar a los prototipos de P2″.
“Estoy muy orgulloso de haber sido el encargado de cruzar la línea de meta y ahora estoy listo para celebrarlo con los chicos”.
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