Nissan Motorsport announced Monday that they are taking the Nissan GT-R back to the Nordschleife for the 24 hour race set to be held there in late June.
COLOGNE/BONN, GERMANY (Monday 28 April 2014) - Nissan today announced that it is bringing back the Nissan GT-R to the Nordschleife with an assault on the 2014 Nürburgring 24 Hours.
The event, held on 21-22 June, is one of the toughest endurance races in the world, providing the ultimate test of man and machine as they compete on the daunting Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The Nordschleife is the scene of many Nissan road car time attacks over the years, the latest of which saw the new Nissan GT-R NISMO road car* complete a lap in just 7 minutes 8.679 seconds.
This record time for a volume production car once again stated the giant killing performance of the latest iteration of the Nissan GT-R and Nissan's continued long term commitment to developing its performance models at the Ring. Behind the wheel for the record-breaking lap was Michael Krumm who of course features in Nissan's line-up for the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
Nissan and NISMO have assembled a varied group of top racers from its global stable for its first official assault on the event in recent years. Leading the charge will be a two-car entry from Nissan GT Academy Team RJN, which will be run in conjunction with NISMO Factory engineers from Japan and a further GT-R entered by Schulze Motorsport.