With one GT1 win under their belts in their inaugural season of 2010 they are looking for bigger and better results in 2011. They even have a "sister" team fielding another two GT-Rs that they will be working closely with and increased support from Nissan themselves. All this fails to mention the addition of a former Formula 1 driver to the overall lineup which should help everyone's learning curve.
Full report on the testing below:
Report and photos: Willem J. Staat
The SUMO Power Nissan GT1 Team tested at Zolder last Thursday. All Nissan drivers were present to do a few laps with the SUMO Power Nissan GT-R GT1. German Michael Krumm went out first, later followed by Peter Dumbreck with the sister car. According to well informed sources the Nissans lapped the 3.977 kms long track in the 1.31. bracket. David Brabham also came into action for the first time. When the Australian saw the GT1 Trophy at the FIA Prizegiving he thought this is something I want to he told the press. The team is being guided by Nigel Stepney. SUMO Power has set up a satellite team where Michael Krumm will share the GT-R with Peter Dumbreck The second car will be driven by Lucas Luhr and Richard Westbrook. The SUMO cars will be driven by Enrique Bernoldi and Riccardo Zonta. Jamie Campbell Walter will share the GT-R with David Brabham. The testing took place 24 hrs. before the Japanese earthquake. A relieved Krumm could quickly twitter that his Japanese wife Kimiko Date, a famous tennis player was OK.