New look Nissan for Winton enduro test

Monday 31st August, 2015 - 6:00am

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Todd Kelly's Carsales backed Altima

Todd Kelly’s Carsales backed Altima

Nissan Motorsport has revealed the Carsales livery that Todd Kelly will campaign for the rest of the V8 Supercars season ahead of today’s multi-team test at Winton.

The four-car Nissan outfit is on track at the rural Victorian circuit alongside the four Prodrive Fords, three Brad Jones Holdens and two Garry Rogers Volvos as teams prepare for the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

Nissan announced a multi-year Carsales sponsorship for Kelly in July ahead of the partnership’s race debut at the September 11-13 Sandown 500.

Kelly heads to Sandown looking to rebound from tough events at Ipswich and Sydney that have seen the former Bathurst winner drop to 16th in the championship.

“It’s really good to see the car and actually hop into the Carsales car for the first time,” said Kelly ahead of today’s test.

“Sandown is a massive event for the team and it’s great to have Nissan global driver Alex Buncombe back to drive with me.

“It’s such a heritage event for the series and it’s a perfect place to launch the partnership.”

The Winton test marks the first V8 Supercars laps for Englishman Buncombe and Volvo’s French import Alexandre Premat since last October’s Gold Coast 600.

GRM will also assist with the running of Novocastrian Motorsport’s Holden, which is being leased from the team for a Bathurst wildcard.

Remaining Victorian teams Walkinshaw Racing and Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport will run their Winton tests on Thursday and next Monday respectively.

Today meanwhile sees Red Bull Racing Australia take to Queensland Raceway, undertaking a Dunlop tyre test with its ride car and completing a shakedown of Jamie Whincup’s new chassis.

Buncombe will return to the wheel of the #7 Nissan at Winton today

Buncombe will return to the wheel of the #7 Nissan at Winton today