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Nissan Depart From Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge

Nissan North America has discontinued its factory support in IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The Japanese brand’s works-supported 370Z program with Doran Racing has been suspended, and with no official entries in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on the horizon, Nissan North America Motorsports Manager Rick Kulach confirmed the change.

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“Nissan North America is consolidating its motorsports presence to showcase the Nissan GT-R in the Pirelli World Challenge GT category for the 2016 season,” he said. “Nissan will continue to support grassroots motorsports efforts in SCCA, NASA and other organizations, as well as continue to retail performance and motorsports components through its Nissan Motorsports Competition Parts arm.

“Nissan wishes to thank Doran Racing for four excellent seasons of competitive racing with the 370Z and also IMSA for their support of road racing in North America.”
Separate from Nissan North America, at least one Nissan V8-powered SMP Racing BR01 LMP2s from the FIA World Endurance Championship is expected to race at Daytona and Sebring.

Marshall Pruett
This article first appeared on racer.com