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NISSAN EUROPE UNVEILS ITS SIGNATURE RACING MOVEJapanese Car Giant to Supply Engines to Top LMS Racing Team
Nissan Europe International SAS announced today an exclusive two-year official partnership wîth Signature Racing, part of the France-based Signature Group. The agreement brings together Nissan and Signature on the race track in the new Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), wîth Nissan providing the team its NISMO tuned VK45V8 engines for the LMP2 class.
Nissan's heritage of technical innovation and excellence finds a natural place in the arena of International Motorsports where the company has a rich history of competition spanning over 70 years and encompassing everything from International rallying to Touring Cars, Le Mans, the Daytona 24 hours and the FIA GT1 championship.
Announcing the new agreement, Vincent Wijnen, Nissan Vice-President, Strategy and Marketing, said 'Nissan is very happy to announce our new partnership wîth Signature and we look forward to working wîth such a professional and well respected team. I know our customers, fans and dealers will be following our progress when we start racing in March and will of course be anticipating our return to the Le Mans 24 hours.'
Beginning wîth their first race under the banner of ‘ Signatech Nissan' in the ILMC on March 19th in Sebring, ÚSA, the Signature Racing team will be powered for the first time by Nissan's engines.
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Although the official race car livery and full driver line-up for the new season will be announced over the coming weeks, F3 star Franck Mailleux has been confirmed for the ILMC and Le Mans24 Hours.TAlthough the official racecar livery and full driver line-up for the new season will be announcedover the coming weeks,in the coming weeks. F3 starFranck Mailleuxhas been chosenas the team's official driver for the Le Mans Series and Le Mans24 Hours.
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Since its founding in 1990, Signature has evolved into one of the Europe's foremost motorsport teams and, wîth Nissan as partner, will be lòòking to build on their recent successes. Given this record on the track and Nissan's desire to promote its engines to a much larger global audience, Nissan has set some high targets for the partnership's inaugural season. The aim for Signatech Nissanis Nissan is to both finish at Le Mans 24 Hours and secure a podium place at the end of the year-long global championship.
About Nissan in Motorsports
Nissan's commitment to design and deliver cars that embody passion for performance and the joy of driving is captured in the iconic Z-line of performance cars through the legendary Skyline and today's giant-killing GT-R model. Nissan currently participates in the FIA GT1 world championship, GT4 European Cup, Japan Formula 3 Championship, Super GT series, Formula Challenge Japan and China Touring Car Championship.Source - Oreca / Nissan
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