|Nissan Takes On Petit Le Mans|
|After last weekend's round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji in Japan, Nissan's attention turns to America this week, specifically to the glorious Road Atlanta road course in Georgia that hosts the 1000 mile/10 hour 'Petit Le Mans'. This is one of the blue riband events of the American sportscar scene and a fitting event for the eagerly anticipated return of a very special racing car. Nissan DeltaWing will make its return to racing in the country it was created after making a headline-grabbing debut at this summer's Le Mans 24 Hours. The car was made in America but the effort is truly international, from the English Ben Bowlby to the Japanese engine, the 'All American' Dan Gurney to the European fans who took the car to their hearts at Le Mans. Nissan's first GT Academy graduate Lucas Ordonez will bring some Spanish style to the driving squad and Gunnar Jeannette will provide some good American knowledge of one of the country's best race tracks. In addition to being the final round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), Petit Le Mans replaces the final two rounds of the European Le Mans Series so many of Nissan's LMP2 runners will take on the demands of Road Atlanta in the LMP2 class, not least Greaves Motorsport. With Lucas Ordonez behind the wheel of Nissan DeltaWing, his seat in the Greaves Zytek Nissan has been taken by Alex Buncombe who joins Alex Brundle and Tom Kimber-Smith in the car that will carry its regular No.1 in this race. The British Greaves Motorsport team will compete against seven other LMP2 cars in Atlanta, four of which also run Nissan engines. The Conquest Endurance team will be the first US team to compete head to head with the European 'Powered by Nissan' teams, all of whom will be putting in maximum effort as they will be awarded double European Le Mans Series points for this race. 'Petit Le Mans is a unique opportunity for us to demonstrate the international flavour of Nissan Motorsport,' said Nissan's Darren Cox. 'Our racing activities are growing exponentially with GT Academy competitions in Europe, USA, Russia, the Middle East and now South Africa. We are powering most of the LMP2 runners in the FIA World Endurance Championship and powered a quarter of the entire grid at Le Mans. We're delighted that the US fans will finally get a chance to see Nissan DeltaWing race after it was so well received in Europe. It is a project that has captured the imaginations of so many and it is good to hear that the car will race on in the ALMS next year. This is a very interesting chapter in the story of Nissan in motorsport.' Petit Le Mans gets underway this Saturday at 11:30 local time (-6hrs CET) with qualifying taking place from 14:00 on Friday.|
|NISMO CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF MAVERICK ENGINEERING◾Nissan invites the fans to join NISMO's birthday party across the world|
◾#30YearsOfMaverick used to bring the 30th celebrations to the digital word
YOKOHAMA, Japan – To mark NISMO's 30th anniversary, Nissan is celebrating 30 years of maverick engineering with a week of events around the world including activity at major motorsport events in the U.S. and Europe.
Since 1984, NISMO's engineers have been creating Nissan's unique Japanese performance DNA through a series of maverick pe....
|McLAREN 650S SPRINT TO MAKE COMPETITIVE DEBUT FOLLOWING CONFIRMATION OF GLOBAL RACE ELIGIBILITYThe new 650S Sprint by McLaren GT is set for its global competitive premiere this weekend at the penultimate round of the GT Cup race at Donington Park, UK. The 650S Sprint is developed and optimised for the track, and eligibility has now been confirmed to race in the NARRA US GT series, the SCCA GT Championship and the UAE GT series. McLaren GT factory driver Rob Bell will be joined by German-based journalist Dale Lomas, for the weekend's triple-header.|
The covers were pulled off the McLaren....
|IMSA CONTINUES TO SUPPORT OFFICIAL CHARITIES WITH $50,000 CONTRIBUTION• Camp Boggy Creek, Austin Hatcher Foundation To Split Donation|
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2014) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today committed to donate $50,000 to be split evenly between Camp Boggy Creek and the Austin Hatcher Foundation, both of which have been designated 'Proud Charities of IMSA.' Both charities had long-term relationships with GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón which were 'proudly' carr....
|SRT MOTORSPORTS PRE-RACE REPORT - LONE STAR LE MANS AT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICASAmericas (COTA) with championship implications on the line during the penultimate round of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the Lone Star Le Mans race weekend, Sept. 18-20.|
Having finished ahead of the GTLM class leader in each of the last three races, the No. 93 Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R, with Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer, comes to Texas second in the championship and just six points out of first with two events remaining. Dominik Farnbacher and Marc Goossens are tied fo....
|AUDI AT AUSTIN: SIGHTS ARE SET ON REPEATING LAST YEAR'S VICTORYAudi reaches for lead of WEC manufacturers' standings|
◾Adjusted rating of the hybrid sports cars
◾Eager anticipation of unusual roller-coaster ride in Texas
Ingolstadt, September 15, 2014 – Following its 13th victory at Le Mans, Audi is aiming to also grab the lead of the standings in the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in North America. Before the fourth race of the season at Austin, Texas, on Saturday, September 20, World Champions Audi are trailing challen....
|FORD VOLUNTEER PROJECTS EXPAND IN MIDDLE EAST AS EMPLOYEES GO FURTHER IN NINTH ANNUAL FORD GLOBAL WEEK OF CARING◾More than 13,000 Ford employees, retirees and dealers will work on 310 community service projects in 26 countries for the ninth annual Ford Global Week of Caring|
◾Projects expand in the Middle East as volunteers in Ford's newest region join the global effort
◾Volunteers are putting a special emphasis on projects that support and protect water resources, in keeping with Ford Motor Company's corporate water strategy
Next week, 20 employees from Ford South Africa's Struandale Engine Plant wil....
|MOPAR EVOLVES TO GLOBAL SERVICE, PARTS AND CUSTOMER-CARE BRAND◾More than 130 global markets|
◾More than 500,000 parts and accessories
◾More than 2 million Mopar Vehicle Protection contracts sold per year
◾19 million square feet of warehouse space
◾27 customer-care call centers
◾More than 500,000 Facebook fans
◾Brand encompasses entire customer after-sales experience for Chrysler Group LLC and Fiat S.p.A. Automotive Group customers
September 2, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Starting as the name of a single product — antifreeze — the Mopar bran....
|JANN MARDENBOROUGH JOINS THE MOTORSPORT ELITE◾Jann Mardenborough joins the prestigious British Racing Drivers' Club|
◾Mardenborough joins same club as Moss, Stewart, Hill, Hamilton, Button and Bell
◾Johnny Herbert and Derek Warwick talk about Jann's rise to prominence
◾Mardenborough to team up with Sir Chris Hoy at Brands Hatch this weekend
LONDON, UK – The winner of the 2011 Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition, Jann Mardenborough, is now a member of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), arguably the most exclusive clu....