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Nissan Shuffles Driver Lineup For Spa

Mark Shulzhitskiy replaces Stanislav Aksenov for Spa 24…

Photo: Brecht Decancq Photography

Photo: Brecht Decancq Photography

Nissan has confirmed the driver lineups for its assault on this month’s 24 Hours of Spa.

The two regular Blancpain Endurance Series entries, entered by Nissan GT Academy Team RJN, will compete at Spa with a strengthened lineup for each car.

Russian driver Mark Shulzhitskiy will rejoin the team at Spa-Francorchamps. Shulzhitskiy will replace his fellow countryman Stanislav Aksenov and joins Miguel Faisca and Katsumasa Chiyo.

Two-time Super GT GT500 champion Masataka Yanagida will complete the lineup of the No. 35 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.

Wolfgang Reip will join the No. 80 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 entry on his home track. Reip joins Silverstone winners Alex Buncombe, Florian Strauss and Nick McMillen.

“We like to shake up our driver line-ups every now and again,” said Nissan’s Darren Cox.

“I’ve said it before that winning GT Academy doesn’t guarantee anyone a race seat for life. We expect maximum effort and top performances from our guys and recently Mark and Wolfie have shown.”

Marcel ten Caat (@marceltencaat) is a contributor to Sportscar365 and other publications including

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