Nissan at Le Mans 2018

2 years ago

Nissan power takes to the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Michelin Le Mans Cup this coming weekend over Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June.

Powered by a Nissan 3.0-liter turbo V6 VRX30A evo engine, the LMP1 ByKOLLES team of Tom Dillman, Dominik Kraihamer & Oliver Webb will race in the world’s most prestigious endurance classic.

The trio enters Le Mans after finishing fourth at Spa-Francorchamps at last month’s opening round of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season.

Action at Le Mans begins Wednesday – today! – with practice & qualifying.

Final qualifying is scheduled for Thursday evening, with the 24-hour race scheduled to start at 03:00 p.m. local time.

In addition to the main event, forty two Nissan-powered LMP3 entries will contest a pair of 55-minute races in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.

Nissan’s VK50 engine powers every entry in the LMP3 class.

The two races are scheduled for 05:30 pm on Thursday 14th June & 11:30 am on Saturday 16th June.

Nissan driver Ricardo Sanchez will continue his busy 2018 schedule at Le Mans by contesting the Michelin Le Mans Cup events fresh from his fourth-place finish in British GT at Silverstone. Sanchez will again drive for SPV Racing, this time paired with Spanish driver Alvaro Fontes.