Nissan at Le Mans 2018

12 months 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.