Nissan’s all-new GT-R faces Winton shakedown

The freshly built #23 GT-R is undergoing its maiden track hit-out at Winton

Nissan’s attempt to win a second Bathurst 12 Hour on Sunday week will accelerate today with a crucial shakedown of one of its two GT-R Nismo GT3 entries at Winton.

The #23 machine will have its first hit-out after arriving from Japan where it was recently built by Nismo.

Todd Kelly is booked to undergo his maiden laps in a GT-R.

He will be joined by Michael Caruso in the shakedown which will be limited to a total of 250km at the north-eastern Victorian circuit.

The #23 GT-R will be raced by Caruso, Alex Buncombe and the electrifying Japanese 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour winner Katsumasa Chiyo at Mount Panorama.

A reveal is planned for the #24 chassis which remains in the Nissan Motorsport workshop in Melbourne.

That machine will be handled by Kelly, Florian Strauss and Jann Mardenborough at the mountain classic.

Stay tuned to later for a full review of the shakedown.

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