Nissan has confirmed an expanded two-car factory effort for February’s Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, as part of the manufacturer’s renewed commitment to motorsport in Australia.
The 2015 race winners will double its efforts with a second Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, with driver lineups to be announced at a later date.
The announcement came as part of the manufacturer’s two-year extension to its factory program in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, which will continue to be run by the Kelly family owned team.
Nissan will also take part in the final two rounds of this year’s Australian GT Championship, with further opportunities being explored for 2017.
“We are very proud of our global approach to motorsport and today’s announcements for Australia really showcase our brand, both locally and internationally,” said Nissan Global Motorsports Director, Michael Carcamo.
“Our efforts in the Bathurst 12-Hour over the past two years have further intrinsically linked Mount Panorama and the GT-R. They already had incredible history together but this has now gone to a new level.”