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New Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 Set for Race Debut

New Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 set for race debut in VLN 7…

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The new Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 is set for its competition debut in this weekend’s VLN round, ahead of an expected rollout to factory-supported and customer teams next year.

The new-generation GT3 contender, which has completed extensive testing and development work in Japan, will be driven by Michael Krumm and Tom Coronel in VLN7. 

It will compete in the SPX class, for non-homologated cars, as the homologation process is still ongoing.

“This time our goal for participation in the VLN is to advance the development program of the car one step further and collect data in actual race conditions,” said Yuzo Ishikawa, NISMO Corporate Vice President in charge of development.

“In addition to the valuable data that we can attain from racing at a circuit like Nürburgring, that takes such a heavy toll on a race car, we will also be able to use the feedback from Michael, who is well acquainted with the GT-R and Tom, who has a wealth of experience at this circuit, and continue to improve and build up a GT-R that will remain the car of choice for discerning customers.”

The new-generation Nissan will likely be first made available to the factory-supported RJN squad in Europe, along with the Japan-based works team, which has taken part in events such as the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

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 Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John



  1. Jon

    September 22, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Hope we get some in IMSA for a change.

    • Prototype 1

      September 22, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Hope so as well. Nissan deserves it.

      • Nassin

        September 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

        Nissan deserves? Nissan sucks.

        • Nissan

          September 23, 2017 at 12:44 am

          Nassin deserves? Nassin sucks.

          • Slicks in the wet

            September 23, 2017 at 7:28 am

            Datsun deserves…

  2. Tim

    September 22, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Neilsen and balzans new ride?

    • Edgar

      September 29, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Would be a good lineup. Also could be the new ESM GT3 program Ed Brown mentioned

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