Published on October 11th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 Fight for Blancpain Asia Title
The KCMG Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 team enters the final round of the Blancpain GT Series Asia at Ningbo International Speedpark in China this weekend still in the title fight.
The Ningbo circuit joins the championship for the first time after opening in August last year. With two races and 25 points on offer for a race victory, Edoardo Liberati, Florian Strauss, and Yukinori Taniguchi remain in championship contention. Liberati and Strauss are in fifth place in the overall standings (45 points off the lead) and also fifth in the standings for Silver-rated drivers (29 points off the lead).
Taniguchi is only 10 points off the lead in the Pro-Am championship in second place. He will again be joined this weekend by Alexandre Imperatori. KCMG will also be looking to cement its position in third place in the team’s championship.
Running the newly evolved 2018-spec Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, the KCMG squad has been a strong contender throughout this year’s championship with an overall win for Taniguchi and Imperatori at Fuji and three podiums for Liberati and Strauss.
Nissan power will also be in action in the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship this weekend at Fuji International Speedway in Japan. The ByKolles LMP1 team will contest the six-hour event with Oliver Webb, Tom Dillman and James Rossiter on its driving roster.
Fuji will be the penultimate round of 2018 with Shanghai, China to follow on November 18. The 2018/19 FIA WEC “Super Season” will then return on in March next year in the U.S. at Sebring.