Nissan confirms two-year Supercars extension

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Thursday 15th September, 2016 - 11:07am

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Nissan will stay in the Supercars Championship with Kelly Racing and its current Altima package for at least another two seasons.

The deal has been confirmed in a media conference at Sandown today by Nissan CEO Richard Emery.

Emery also revealed a new two-year contract for Michael Caruso, who is the only driver confirmed for the marque’s four car effort next year.

Nissan has also announced an expanded two-car GT-R GT3 assault on the Bathurst 12 Hour next year and a program in the Australian GT Championship with GT Academy winner Matt Simmons.

“Motorsport is in the DNA of Nissan, both here in Australia and globally,” said Emery.

“When Nissan first opened for business in Australia in 1966, one of the first things we did was to go motor racing. Our motorsport program is a way for us to show people what the Nissan brand stands for – through the excitement of our race cars and the innovative and inclusive nature of our fan activations.”

Key Announcements

  • Nissan commits to a new two-year Supercars deal with the Altima and Kelly Racing
  • Michael Caruso has signed a new two-year contract with the team in Supercars
  • Caruso is the only driver confirmed for next year’s Supercars line-up at this stage
  • Nissan will field a two-car assault on the Bathurst 12 Hour with the GT-R GT3
  • The manufacturer will enter the Australian GT Championship full-time next season with GT Academy winner Matt Simmons confirmed as one of the drivers, pending his availability

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