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More Industry Changes, This Time At Nissan

There have been a number of significant changes in the organisation of the Nissan LMP1 squad as the team continues to develop the GT-R LM.

The latest 2 day CoTA test earlier this week saw a further step forward in performance, reported by more than one team insider as an improvement in lap time by c. 3 seconds, just shy of current LMP1 L pace, still without an ERS system, and still with more to find in its current spec.

Michael_CarcamoOn the personnel front Michael Carcamo has joined taking over the technical management and Team Principal roles, Carcamo has a racing background from 5 seasons as the trackside engineering manager for Ilmor in Indycar and Champcar and more recently has held the post of Director of Programme Management, Research and Development for Nissan North America.

Carcamo has apparently replaced NISMO’s Motohiro Matsumara in the technical role, the Japanese no longer with the team.

Carcamo’s further responsibility as LMP1 Team Principal has also freed up Technical Director (and previous Team Principal) Ben Bowlby to concentrate on the pressing development task in hand with the GT-R LM.

Meanwhile reports this week in Auto Hebdo that Darren Cox had departed as Global Head of Brand, Sales and Marketing at NISMO were incorrect, evidenced by his appearance at the Nurburgring last weekend, front and centre (very much so in this Twitter screen grab!) for the Championship win by Nissan GT Academy Team RJN in the Blancpain Endurance Series.

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