Nissan unveiled officially its rides for 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship
After 20 years of absence, NISSAN is back in the lines of FIA GT1 World Championship. In Paris, at the official Press Conference for the new 2010 FIA GT1 season, NISMO President and NISSAN Motor's Global Motorsports Program Director Yuichi Sanada said, "We are very excited about NISSAN returning to a world championship after nearly 20 years away. The FIA GT1 World Championship is an ideal venue for NISSAN to showcase its technology globally through the participation of its iconic model the NISSAN GT-R. Our partner teams, Sumo Power GT and Swiss Racing Team are also excited about racing the NISSAN GT-R at circuits around the world. We are looking forward to the inaugural race in Abu Dhabi in April."
After the Press Conference both specially tuned rides the Sumo Power GT NISSAN GT-R and the Swiss Racing Team NISSAN GT-R was officially unwrapped displaying their final livery for the first time.
Drivers Peter Dumbreck (Scotland) and Michael Krumm (Germany) from the #23 Sumo Power GT entry were on hand for photographs and to field questions, while multiple FIA GT race-winner Karl Wendlinger, who will drive one of the Swiss Racing Team-entered NISSAN GT-Rs spoke as a representative of the GT1 drivers. "I have been racing in the FIA GT Championship for many years, but now I'm very excited about the new world championship – and very happy to be driving the NISSAN GT-R."
The 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship season will start at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina circuit on April 17th.