No Nissan LMP1 until Le Mans

Change of plans for the Nissan crew ahead of the 2015 season of theFIA World Endurance Championship, as the front-engined LMP1 car will have its competition debut only at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Testing of the GT-R LM NISMO model was already shortened as the car got a broken carbon fiber part when they were at Sebring.

NISMO’s Darren Cox confirmed to some media sources that the absence of the 6 Hours of Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps events is due to some issues in the FIA crash test, as a failure in the center roll hoop was the reason to homologation disapproval. A new crash test will be realized on March 26th, which would make the car eligible to run at Spa, but Cox made understandable that a focused testing preparation to Le Mans would be more important than rush things to enter in the competition.

The current focus for Nissan is continue testing of the GT-R LM NISMO in the United States, and its first stop is at Bowling Green, Kentucky, as the installations of the NCM Motorsports Park will be in use to make GT-R LM NISMO ready to race.