Nissan is to continue its commitment to Australian motorsport for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, signing a new two-year agreement with the Kelly family-owned Nissan Motorsport race team. The team will continue to field four Nissan Altima Supercars.
Michael Caruso, driver of the #23 NISMO Nissan Altima Supercar, has also re-signed with Nissan Motorsport team for the next two years.
Nissan will return to the Bathurst 12 Hour in 2017 in an expanded two-car effort with a pair of Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 factory entries and will enter its Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 in the final two events of the 2016 Australian GT Championship at Hampton Downs and Highlands Park. The company said it will explore further opportunities in the Australian GT Championship from 2017 onwards.
“Motorsport is in the DNA of Nissan, both here in Australia and globally,” said Richard Emery, Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) Managing Director and CEO.
“When Nissan first opened for business in Australia in 1966, one of the first things we did was to go motor racing. Our motorsport program is a way for us to show people what the Nissan brand stands for – through the excitement of our race cars and the innovative and inclusive nature of our fan activations.”