Nissan has entered a partnership with French racing team Signature Racing, a top LMS team. Nissan will provide Signature with NISMO tuned engines for their ORECA 03 LMP2 cars, which will be entered in the new Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC). A two car effort will also be launched at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
“Nissan is very happy to announce our new partnership with Signature and we look forward to working with such a professional and well respected team. I know our customers, fans and dealers will be following our progress when we start racing in March and will of course be anticipating our return to the Le Mans 24 hours,” said Vincent Wijnen, Nissan Vice-President, Strategy and Marketing.
According to Used Trucks Dealer Seattle, the first race to see the ‘Signatech Nissan’ banner will be on March 19th in Sebring, USA. In that race, that Signature Racing team will be powered by Nissan engines for the first time.
We are delighted to team-up with such an innovative car manufacturer,” said Philippe Sinault, CEO of Signature Group. “Nissan’s engine know how will be crucial to the overall performance of the car, and we are sure this partnership will be hugely successful.”
Additional details regarding the official race car livery and full driver line-up will be released over the next few weeks.