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New Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 Programme Set For Blancpain GT Asia With KCMG

European Blancpain Endurance programme details still to come

The newly homologated and updated 2018-spec Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 will feature in multiple race programmes for the 2018 season.

Racing team GAINER will compete in the SUPER GT GT300 class with two 2018-spec Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s.

And KCMG are set to run a pair of 2018 spec cars in the 2018 Blancpain GT Asia Series too.

The Hong Kong-based outfit ran a pair of Audi R8 LMS GT3s in 2017 but has switched its focus to NISMO’s redeveloped GT-R, which makes its worldwide debut this season.

While both driver crews remain under wraps for the time being, KCMG’s head of motorsport, Ryuji Doi, confirmed the team would be entering two strong pairings.

“I’m delighted to share this exciting news with everyone and we’re especially thrilled to be the exclusive team to unleash the new Godzilla in Blancpain GT Series Asia,” he said.

“It is such a massive honour for KCMG and we would like to thank NISMO for extending their confidence and trust in us. We are preparing a strong driver line-up, backed by a team of engineers and mechanics who have helped us in our successful three-year campaign in WEC, Le Mans and Blancpain GT Series Asia. With a strong package and a formidable team, we’re confident that we’re in for a top season ahead.”

Nissan/ NISMO’s season plans, revealed overnight also make it clear that there are plans for the new car to feature in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup those plans “expected to be revealed in the near future”.