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Nissan: Suzuka a 'must-win' race after Fuji engine blow-up

Nissan concedes that this month's third round of the SUPER GT season at Suzuka is a 'must-win' event following a rare engine failure for the manufacturer's flagship NISMO car last week at Fuji Speedway.

New Michelin tyre "worth a few tenths" for Nissan

Ronnie Quintarelli says a new spec of Michelin tyre introduced for last weekend's SUPER GT pre-season test at Fuji Speedway has boosted the works Nissan by as much as "a few tenths".

Opinion: Nissan dropping Mardenborough makes no sense

Nissan dropping Jann Mardenborough from its GT500 line-up for the 2021 SUPER GT season is not only puzzling from a performance point of view - it's also symbolic of the company's withdrawal from most forms of international motorsport, believes Jamie Klein.

Quintarelli convinced 2021 will be "different" for Nissan

Ronnie Quintarelli says he's convinced that the 2021 SUPER GT season will be a "different situation" for Nissan as it won't have to repeat last year's painful learning process.

Cold weather at Fuji doomed Nissan's title bid

The cold temperatures of last weekend's Fuji SUPER GT season finale was the main reason for a "disaster" race for Nissan's flagship NISMO GT-R, says Ronnie Quintarelli.

Quintarelli "couldn't have imagined" Nissan title shot

Nissan driver Ronnie Quintarelli admits he “couldn’t have imagined” being in a position to challenge for the SUPER GT title this year after a poor start to the season.

Quintarelli "surprised" by Nissan qualifying speed

Ronnie Quintarelli admits he was surprised with how good his Nissan GT-R felt in qualifying for the penultimate round of the SUPER GT season at Motegi, considering his high success handicap.

Nissan downplays title chances despite shock Suzuka win

Nissan has downplayed its chances of fighting for the SUPER GT title as it believes the GT-R will not be competitive enough against Honda and Toyota without weight handicaps.

Nissan winner Matsuda's shock at taking Suzuka lead

Nissan SUPER GT driver Tsugio Matsuda says he thought he had almost been lapped when he assumed the lead of last weekend’s Suzuka race.

NISMO Nissan escapes serious damage in Suzuka crash

The works NISMO Nissan GT-R that suffered a heavy crash during qualifying for the Suzuka SUPER GT round has been repaired ahead of Sunday's race.

Quintarelli: Nissan hopes depend on all GT-Rs performing

Ronnie Quintarelli believes Nissan's SUPER GT title hopes this year rest on the three other GT-R crews upping their performance and fighting at the sharp end of the field.

Why Nissan’s new Z car could be its next GT500 challenger

In taking the covers off its Z Proto concept car, Nissan may have provided us with a first glimpse of its next-generation SUPER GT car.

Nissan was too "conservative" before Suzuka breakthrough

Nissan admits it was overly "conservative" in the first two rounds of the SUPER GT season and its Suzuka success was a result of it going "all-out" with its revised GT-R contender.

Quintarelli explains pit call that sealed Nissan Suzuka win

Ronnie Quintarelli believes that a last-second pit strategy deviation was key to he and Nissan teammate Tsugio Matsuda’s first SUPER GT win in two years at Suzuka.

Nissan now has “no excuses” after poor Fuji opener

Ronnie Quintarelli says there are “no more excuses” for Nissan in this weekend’s second Fuji SUPER GT round after a disappointing start to the year for the brand.

Quintarelli out to end Nissan's longest title drought

Factory Nissan driver Ronnie Quintarelli is optimistic of being able to end the marque’s longest-ever SUPER GT title drought in 2020 with what he feels is the best GT-R in years.

The Toyota GT-One’s forgotten third and final defeat

While the failure of the Toyota GT-One to win on either of its two Le Mans 24 Hours appearances is well-documented, its even more ignominious defeat on its final race outing at the hands of Nissan is often forgotten. Here's the full story of how Toyota lost the 1999 Fuji 1000km.

Nissan holds Fuji shootout to decide 2020 drivers

Nissan held a driver evaluation session at Fuji Speedway on Monday as it seeks to finalise its line-ups for the 2020 SUPER GT season.

Promoted: Why oil companies are involved in Formula E

Shell's presence in motorsport may well be most famously associated with Formula 1, but it has also grown its presence with strategic partnerships in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

Berlin E-Prix: Buemi beats Vandoorne to pole

Nissan e.dams driver Sebastien Buemi took pole position for ABB FIA Formula E’s race in Berlin ahead of fellow ex-Formula 1 racer Stoffel Vandoorne.

Nissan turns pink for Supercars farewell

Nissan Motorsport will run pink liveries across all four cars at this weekend's Newcastle 500, its final outing as a factory-backed outfit.

Live Bathurst test for new Supercars transaxle

Simona de Silvestro tested what is expected to become the new control transaxle in Supercars during practice at Mount Panorama today.

Turvey on Nissan's Formula E shortlist for 2018/19

Oliver Turvey is among the drivers Nissan e.dams is in talks with for the 2018/19 Formula E season, but team boss Jean-Paul Driot says “any possible drivers” are being considered.

Nissan unveils livery for 2018/19 Formula E entry

Nissan has revealed the livery it will run on its Formula E cars when it joins the electric single-seater series next season.

Nissan on Supercars future: ‘Everything is on the table’

New Nissan Australia boss Stephen Lester says ‘everything is on the table’ as the brand evaluates its future in Supercars.

New Bathurst liveries for Nissan, HSV Racing

Nissan Motorsport and HSV Racing have both rolled out fresh liveries ahead of this week’s Bathurst 1000.

Retro livery revealed for de Silvestro Supercar

Nissan Motorsport has completed the reveal of its retro Sandown 500 liveries, with a colour scheme based on the R380 Type II for Simona de Silvestro’s car.

Nissan brings famous Calsonic livery to Supercars

Nissan Motorsport has unveiled another retro round livery, with a play on the famous Calsonic colour scheme for Michael Caruso’s car ahead of the Sandown 500.

Major managerial change for Nissan Australia

Richard Emery has left his post as Managing Director of Nissan Australia, during a period of ongoing discussion regarding the future of the brand’s Supercars programme.

Nissan goes it alone on Supercars leg protection

Nissan Motorsport has opted to take its own direction on the soon-to-be-mandatory leg protection, and will debut its custom system in Sydney this weekend.

Nissan reaching ‘critical point’ over Supercars future

Nissan is reaching a ‘critical point’ in terms of the direction of its Supercars programme, in particular its engine package, according to Australian CEO Richard Emery.

Nissan set to forego pre-Darwin test

Nissan Motorsport is set to forego a full test programme during the short break in the Supercars schedule, as it looks to prepare enough new parts to test across its four cars later in the season.

Todd Kelly’s truck love on display at Winton

Nissan Motorsport driver Todd Kelly will get to indulge a childhood fascination with trucks when he debuts a new Trucksales livery at Winton this weekend.

New livery for Todd Kelly's Altima

Todd Kelly’s Nissan Altima will switch to a fresh white and blue look for this weekend’s Perth Supercars round, as his rolling sponsorship programme continues.

Nissan assessing Supercars leg protection options

Nissan Motorsport is assessing its options regarding a leg protection system for its Altima Supercars, and isn’t planning on waiting for the Sandown 500 mandatory cut-off date to get something sorted.

Nissan, Tekno complete chassis rebuilds

Nissan Motorsport and Tekno Autosports have both confirmed that they have race-ready cars for Phillip Island after round-the-clock rebuild efforts since Tasmania.

Nissan revives old chassis for injured Kelly

Nissan Motorsport has revived one of its original chassis to replace the car destroyed by Rick Kelly’s violent crash at Symmons Plains last weekend.

Nissan: Altima axing has ‘no bearing’ on Supercars programme

Nissan Australia’s CEO Richard Emery says the axing of the Altima from the local road car line-up has ‘no bearing’ on the Supercars programme.

Todd Kelly to run altered livery in Tasmania

Todd Kelly’s Nissan Altima will run an updated livery at this weekend’s Symmons Plains round in Tasmania.

De Silvestro: I wouldn’t have moved for a one-year deal

Simona de Silvestro says she wouldn’t have considered a full-time switch to Supercars if she hadn’t been able to secure a three-year guarantee.

Rick Kelly: New Supercars tyre key to Nissan form

Rick Kelly says the switch to the new-construction Dunlop Supercars tyre has been key to Nissan’s improved form.

Wall, Russell closing in on Supercars endurance seats

David Wall and David Russell are tipped to be closing in on two of the top remaining seats in the Supercars field for the long-distance races at Sandown, Bathurst, and on the Gold Coast.

New liveries for Nissan, Prodrive

Both Nissan Motorsport and Prodrive Racing Australia have revealed fresh liveries for the 2017 Supercars season, as every team takes to Sydney Motorsport Park for today’s tyre test.

Nissan unveils Rick Kelly’s 2017 livery

Nissan Motorsport has revealed its third livery ahead of the 2017 Supercars season, with the covers coming off Rick Kelly’s Sengled-backed Altima.

Le Brocq joins Nissan Supercars line-up

Jack Le Brocq will become part of Nissan’s Supercars squad in 2017, with a new deal that includes a Super2 drive with MW Motorsport and an endurance seat alongside Todd Kelly.

De Silvestro Supercars livery unveiled

The covers have come off the livery that Simona de Silvestro will use for her first full-time Supercars campaign.

Crashed Nissan repaired in time for Bathurst qualifying

The factory Nissan crew has pulled an all-nighter to get the crashed #24 GT-R fixed ahead of today’s qualifying session for the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Nissan to expand Supercars programme

There will be two more Nissan Supercars running next season, with MW Motorsport set to field two Altimas in the second-tier Dunlop Series.

Nissan targeting broader audience with de Silvestro signing

Nissan Australia is hoping the signing of Swiss starlet Simona de Silvestro will take motorsport “beyond traditional male audiences”, according to CEO Richard Emery.

De Silvestro signs Nissan Supercars deal

Simona de Silvestro will race a Nissan when she joins the Supercars field as a full-time driver next season, after inking a multi-year deal with the factory squad.

De Silvestro closing in on Supercars team decision

Simona de Silvestro is closing in on a decision as to which Supercars team she will race for full-time in 2017, with Nissan Motorsport and Prodrive Racing Australia now the two firm favourites for her services.

Livery tweak for Wood ahead of Bathurst

Dale Wood will run a revised livery on the #96 Nissan Altima at this week’s Bathurst 1000.

Nissan to celebrate 25th anniversary of first Bathurst win

Michael Caruso will run a special tribute livery celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nissan’s first Bathurst victory at Mount Panorama this week.

James Courtney, Nissan talks confirmed

Nissan Motorsport was in talks with off-contract James Courtney before he re-signed with Walkinshaw Racing, says Nissan’s General Manager of Racing Scott Sinclair.

Supergirls Bathurst livery revealed

The Harvey Norman Supergirls Wildcard entry will carry a fresh look at this year’s Bathurst 1000.

Todd Kelly talks down retirement

Todd Kelly has talked down the possibility of retiring as a Supercars driver next season, hinting that he plans to continue with the Nissan Motorsport squad beyond the end of this year.

Nissan open to Gen2 Supercars switch

Nissan’s future in Supercars could see it stray from the current V8 engine package, according to the carmaker’s Australian boss Richard Emery.

Nissan confirms Supercars future, expanded Bathurst programme

Nissan has confirmed a major commitment to Australian motor racing, with a two-year extension to its Supercars programme, a full Australian GT assault, and an expanded Bathurst 12 Hour line-up.

Wood, Percat reveal retro looks

Retro liveries have been revealed for both Nissan’s Dale Wood and LD Motorsport’s Nick Percat ahead of this weekend’s Heritage themed Sandown 500.