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”.