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Nissan Confirms Expanded Two-Car Effort for Bathurst 12H

Nissan confirms two-car effort for Bathurst 12H…

Photo: Nissan

Photo: Nissan

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.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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