The nine Le Mans drivers and pairings for Nissan have been announced.
Nissan Motorsports has named the driver crews for its first season in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Racing cars No. 22 and No. 23 the two front-engined Nissan GT-R LM NISMO feature a combination of experience and youth as they get ready for the trip to Europe for the official test at Paul Ricard and then the first two races at Silverstone and Spa.
Michael Krumm, Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla will race in the No. 22 car. Krumm is believed to have the most experience of seat time in the Ben Bowlby designed LMP1 car so far. Tincknell and Pla were announced as drivers just before the FIA WEC full-season entry list was announced last month.
Marc Gene joins British racers Max Chilton and Jann Mardenborough in No. 23. Gene, who brings a wealth of Le Mans experience from Peugeot and Audi factory campaigns (from 2007-2014) has several days testing of the car already under his belt. Max Chilton was scheduled to drive the car for the first time last week until the team were forced to call halt to the test.
Third entry for Le Mans
The third car will be raced by Alex Buncombe, Tsugio Matsuda and Lucas Ordonez.
Nissan raced at Le Mans in 1989 and 1990 with the numbers 23, 24 and 25. In 1997 the manufacturer ran 21, 22 and 23. A year later they ran 30, 31, 32 and 33 in a four car effort with the R390 GT1 design which proved to be there most fruitful year at La Sarthe, finishing 3rd, 5th, 6th and 10th.
Motorsport.com has learned that Nissan will run in the US before the official Paul Ricard 'Prologue' test on March 27/28.