Nissan-powered teams set for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Le Mans, France (13 June, 2018) – Nissan power takes to the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and Michelin Le Mans Cup.

Powered by a Nissan 3.0-litre, turbo V6 VRX30A evo engine, the LMP1 ByKOLLES team of Tom Dillman, Dominik Kraihamer and Oliver Webb will race in the world's most prestigious endurance classic.

The trio enters Le Mans after finishing fourth at last month's opening round of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season, at the famed Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, in Belgium.

Action at Le Mans begins today with practice and qualifying. Final qualifying is scheduled for Thursday evening, with the 24-hour race scheduled to start at 3pm (CEST) / 11pm (AEST) on Saturday.

In addition to the main event, 42 Nissan-powered LMP3 entries will contest a pair of 55-minute races in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.

Nissan's VK50 engine powers every entry in the LMP3 class. The two races are scheduled for 5:30pm (CEST) on Thursday and 11:30am (CEST) on Saturday.

Nissan driver Ricardo Sanchez will continue his busy 2018 schedule at Le Mans by contesting the Michelin Le Mans Cup events.

Fresh from his fourth-place finish in British GT at Silverstone, Sanchez will again drive for SPV Racing, this time paired with Spanish driver Alvaro Fontes.

 

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Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenues of 11.72 trillion yen. In fiscal 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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