Nissan’s preference to exit a Virgin Australia Supercar Championship (VASC) could have a china backing – for a Australian GT Championship.
Nissan Australia boss, Stephen Lester, currently announced a brand’s exit from a internal premier array effective during a finish of this season. Although a Kelly Racing organization will expected run a existent Altima racers in a VASC in 2019, it will be though Nissan support.
That doesn’t meant Nissan Australia is set to spin a behind totally on Australian motorsport, however.
Nissan trainer Lester told motoring.com.au this morning that a association was still penetrating to have a motorsport appearance Down Under.
“Supercars is a superb internal array though it is not a usually array in a country,” Lester stated.
“Motorsport has always been a partial of a story and DNA of a Nissan code and we will perform and demeanour during other commercially viable [motorsport] opportunities.”
Although Nissan Australia already have dual low-hour GT-R GT3 racers already in a country, Lester pronounced a association had nonetheless to formalise skeleton to enter a Australian GT Championship.
“We will make a preference on how we are going to utilize those vehicles really shortly,” he said.
“There’s zero to announce usually yet. Globally GT3 is partner-based and we would have to have a demeanour during how that [an entrance into internal GT championship] would play out,” Lester told motoring.com.au.
“It takes dual to tango. We are not actively looking for a partner. Next step is to precedence a network – there are substantially people [we could work with],” he said.
Despite usually medium on-track opening (two wins in 6 season), Lester pronounced a Supercars partnership with Kelly Racing had been “tremendously successful”.
“We perspective a partnership internally as being successful. It’s tough to assume how that [more wins] would have altered a preference [to exit Supercars],” he stated.
In a face of conjecture to a discordant (some of it seeded with a Supercars paddock), Lester pronounced during no time had Nissan participated in any module to weigh a GT-R for Supercar use.
“It was never a indicate we were interesting on a list from a side. we don’t see a fixing of GT-R with a Supercar,” he stated.
On a intensity appearance in internal GT competition, Lester conceded a time was ticking.
“We’ve got people within a organization looking during a opportunities around that…
“Fortunately, we have those integrate of [GT-R GT3 race] cars. It’s not a doubt of being that distant off, it’s usually a matter of carrying a right format and set adult to be means to do it,” Lester stated.