Sunday, April 3, 2011

Nissan Takes a LeMans Win...

This time over in France at the opening round of the LeMans Series.

Confusing isn't it?  There's the ALMS (American LeMans Series), the ILMC (International LeMans Cup), The 24 Hours of LeMans itself and here, the "LeMans Series".

The LeMans Series is a five event championship running 6-Hour long endurance racing events at some of the best tracks in Europe.  This weekend's opening round was the 6-Hours of Castellet at the Paul Ricard track near Marseille.

Nissan driven vehicles were contesting the LMP2 class where the two Oreca chassis Nissans ran out front for much of the day but one suffered a brake failure taking it into a wall and the second had battery issues that put the vehicle down a number of laps.  And so it was left to Zytek chassis, VK45DE powered vehicle of Greaves Motorsport that would run a consistent, trouble free race to take not only the LMP2 class win third place overall at the event.

With the top two finishers in each class in the LeMans Series getting automatic entries into the 24 Hours of Lemans.  Greaves Motorsport and Nissan are well on their way to putting another solid entry into the field of that world famous race.

Results and story for the 6 Hours of Castellet...
Greaves Motorsport Homepage...

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