Published on June 13th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Nissan-powered Teams Set for 24 Hours of Le Mans
Nissan power takes to the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Michelin Le Mans Cup this weekend. Powered by a Nissan 3.0-liter, 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 Spa-Francorchamps at last month’s opening round of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season.
Action at Le Mans begins Wednesday with practice and qualifying. Final qualifying is scheduled for Thursday evening, with the 24-hour race scheduled to start at 3 p.m. local time. 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 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16. 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.