Victory at Motegi – ESM Completes IMSA Endurance Lineup

by SPEED MERCHANT
4 weeks ago
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In other motorsports news Nissan has completed the 2017 Super GT Championship in dominant fashion with a pole position & a win in the final round of the 2017 series at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.

Also in the IMSA series the Nissan-powered ESM team has finalized its driver lineup for 2018with Olivier Pla & Nicolas Lapierre will join the team for the four North American Endurance Cup rounds. The two Frenchmen will join regular season drivers Johannes van Overbeek, Pipo Derani, Scott Sharp & Ryan Dalziel for Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen & Road Atlanta.

For Pla, 2018 will mark a return to Nissan power after driving the Nissan LMP1 at Le Mans in 2015.

Oliva Pla said :

“I’m delighted to join the Tequila Patrón ESM team for the endurance races in the NAEC. Racing against ESM in the past, I know what they are capable of & I think we will have everything to perform at the very best”.