Monday, June 13, 2011

Nissan Takes Gold and Silver in LMP2 at LeMans!

Nissan had hoped to return to LeMans with a bang given its time away from the highest level of sportscar racing.

Boy did they deliver.

Nissan powered vehicles finished 1st and 2nd in the LMP2 class (open cockpit, less powerful than the top rung LMP1 class).

Greaves Motorsport and the #41 Zytek chassis took the win by a large margin over the second place Oreca chassis that was piloted by Playstation contest winner Lucas Ordonez who has gone from trying to get his MBA and playing racing videogames to a world class driver for a major international racing program in less than three years.

All four Nissan powered vehicles in the LMP2 class finished the race with no DNFs which is truly remarkable. 

For a complete recap go to the LeMans homepage: here

or the written recap of the Greaves win: here or here

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