The Nissan GT-R LM has hit another hurdle, with the news that it will not make its racing debut until the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The radical front-engined car was expected to take part in the full World Endurance Championship season, but Nissan announced on Tuesday it will miss the first two rounds and the Prologue test.
Nissan was forced to finish its Sebring test earlier than planned this month because of problems with the car.
The Japanese manufacturer has now decided to pull out of the first two rounds of the season at Silverstone and Spa.
It will also miss the Prologue test at the Paul Ricard circuit, scheduled for the March 27-28.
The car is now scheduled to make its race debut in the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.