- Sep 26, 2010
Nissan's latest LMP1 entry has successfully completed over 2000km of running at a test in America in the past week.
The GT-R LM Nismo, that will miss the next WEC event at Spa Francorchamps ahead of its Le Mans debut, carried out its test over four days of running at Chevrolet's test facility in Bowling Green Kentucky with Harry Tincknell at the wheel for the majority of the test.
With reliabilty being a rumoured problem with the GT-R LM Nismo, those looking forward to its debut at Le Mans will be encouraged to hear that the car completed the equivalent of 50% of its previous total distance covered. In addition, with the test taking place mostly in wet conditions, Tincknell claims that the team 'have learnt a lot about the Michelin wets' which could play to their benefit if there is rain in this years 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Michael Krumm, Max Chilton, Marc Gene, Jann Mardenborough and Alex Buncombe were also present at the test, whilst a Nissan powered LMP2 car also completed significant mileage in order to validate the teams simulator readings.
Nissan have two more test days scheduled in America before the Le Mans test on 31st May.