This year we will be seeing Nissan’s badge on an LMP2 car in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) as they’ve signed a two-year agreement with the French team Signature Racing to supply them with NISMO tuned VK45V8 engines.
It’s been a while since last we saw a Nissan prototype racer in Le Mans 24 hours. They already have the GT-R in GT1 class and this one will expand their rich motorsport portfolio which includes everything from International rallying to Touring Cars, Le Mans, the Daytona 24 hours and the FIA GT1 championship.
Beginning with their first race under the banner of ‘Signatech Nissan’ in the ILMC on March 19th in Sebring, USA, the Signature Racing team will be powered for the first time by Nissan’s engines.
Announcing the new agreement, Vincent Wijnen, Nissan Vice-President, Strategy and Marketing, said “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.”