Nissan Makes Successful Return To Sports Car Racing

The Signatech Nissan Team enjoyed a podium finish over the weekend at the Mobile One 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida. The race marked the debut of Nissan’s first participation in international prototype racing in the U.S. since the Nineties.

The Signatech Nissan started the day first in class, and in 11th position on the grid overall. By the end of the day, the team was able to finish an impressive second in the LMP2 class

Carlos Tavares, Chairman of Nissan Americas, who was in attendance, stated: “I am very proud of the Signatech Nissan team efforts today to come back from adversity. The team has drawn inspiration from the courage and resilience of our Japanese friends. Our thoughts continue to be with our colleagues and everyone in Japan. We dedicate our first podium finish to them.”

Nissan is supplying the France-based Signature Group with NISMO-tuned VK-series V8 racing engines for use in Signature Racing’s chassis, and the partnership is competing under the ‘Signatech Nissan’ banner. The car will also complete in all seven races of the ILMC series this year.

“A few short months ago I could never have imagined I’d be racing here at Sebring in the ILMC – today’s race as well as all the other sessions over the last few days have been an incredible experience for me,” said driver Lucas Ordoñez. “Today was the culmination of six weeks short but intense preparation since the deal between Signature and Nissan was signed – all the drivers, technical staff and management have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes and in training.”