Published on November 17th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
MOTUL AUTECH GT-R takes championship, NISMO continues to race globally
The final round of the 2015 Super GT Championship took place at Twin Ring Motegi last weekend, and the #1 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R of Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli accomplished an amazing comeback from 12th to finish in second place. Displacing the ranking leader, the #12 Calsonic IMPUL GT-R of Hironobu Yasuda and Joao Paolo de Oliveira, they secured their second GT500 championship in a row.
The Super GT season may be over in Japan, but Nissan NISMO continues to race across the globe this weekend. The V8 Supercar team will be in action at Phillip Island in Australia and the “Powered by Nissan NISMO” LMP2 teams will take their championship fight to the last FIA World Endurance Championship race of the season in Bahrain.
One of Nissan’s Blancpain Endurance Series Champions, Alex Buncombe, will take part in the Race of Champions this weekend where he will team up with 2009 Formula 1 World title winner, Jenson Button. Together they will take on some of the biggest names in motorsport including Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg, Tom Kristensen, Petter Solberg, Felipe Massa, David Coulthard and Daniel Ricciardo. The Race of Champions includes a Celebrity Skills Challenge, and Nissan’s LMP3 Champion Sir Chris Hoy is primed and ready to do battle with the likes of Sir Ben Ainslie and Mike Tindall.