Nissan GT-R is back to PWC

The number of present brands in the 2015 season of Pirelli World Challenge just goes up, as Nissan announced a two car campaign for the whole season in the GT category of the American sprint racing championship.

On Thursday (19), Nissan North America announced that two Nissan GT-R GT3 models to Brian Heitkotter and James Davison, in partnership with Always Evolving and with support of AIM Autosport. In fact, the Nissan GT-R GT3 PWC program was intended to be run by Andretti Autosport, but passed to the hands of AIM Autosport and Always Evolving in the last moment.

Always Evolving was present in Pirelli World Challenge last year, fielding two Ford Mustang Boss 302S models in the GTS category, meaning they already have experience in the competition, and with AE comes the sponsorship of Replay XD to follow the NISMO sponsorship. ÁIM Autosport the 2014 season in the United Sportscar Championship, as they inherited the car, structure and championship achievements of Level 5 Motorsports, and ended fourth in the GTD class Drivers and Teams standings.

About the drivers, Brian Heitkotter, winner of the American version of the Nissan GT Academy in 2011, spent the 2014 between the Continental Tire Sportscar Championship in the GS class and in Pirelli World Challenge in the TC class, respectively in the Nissan 370Z and in the Nissan Altima models. James Davison comes from a long and still existing relationship with TRG-AMR, as the Australian driver raced full time on TUSC as well in CTSC in Aston Martins. Thanks to Always Evolving, Davison got a last minute entry in the 2014 Indy 500, finishing the race in 16th place.

Although the Nissan GT-R has raced before in PWC, it was in SCCA GT spec, meaning that this season marks the debut not only of the 2015 version of the Godzila, as well of the machine in FIA GT3 spec.

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