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Has Sugo weather made a Nissan title almost inevitable?

After last weekend's Sugo SUPER GT race, Nissan Z crews now occupy first, second and third places in the GT500 drivers' standings with two races to go. Jamie Klein says it's hard to shake the feeling that the Yokohama marque is finally on the cusp of ending its title drought.

Strategy call that cost Quintarelli Sugo win 'hard to accept' Sugo
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Strategy call that cost Quintarelli Sugo win 'hard to accept'

Nissan’s Ronnie Quintarelli says the strategy call that effectively handed victory to the sister NISMO car in Sunday’s Sugo SUPER GT race was “difficult to accept”.

NISMO Nissan Z gets four-place grid penalty for Sugo

NISMO Nissan drivers Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda have been hit with a four-place grid drop for next weekend’s Sugo SUPER GT round.

How an 'easy' win escaped Nissan's flagship car at Suzuka

Nissan may have extended its streak of SUPER GT wins at Suzuka last weekend, but it was yet another race to forget for the marque's flagship #23 NISMO crew.

Quintarelli's Nissan Z "the best it's felt all year" at Fuji

Nissan SUPER GT ace Ronnie Quintarelli says his NISMO Z is the best it has felt all season on Saturday at Fuji Speedway, having made use of some set-up hints from the sister NDDP Racing car.

NISMO crew 'needs mindset change' after #3 Nissan drubbing

Nissan's flagship NISMO SUPER GT crew needs a change of approach after being shown up by the sister #3 squad last weekend at Suzuka, admits Tsugio Matsuda.

NDDP Nissan's Suzuka win a "reward" for Fuji crash rebuild Suzuka
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NDDP Nissan's Suzuka win a "reward" for Fuji crash rebuild

Nissan SUPER GT driver Katsumasa Chiyo says that victory for the NDDP Racing crew at Suzuka is a just "reward" for the team's efforts to rebuild the #3 car after Mitsunori Takaboshi's huge crash at Fuji Speedway.

Takaboshi determined to get Suzuka result after huge Fuji crash

Nissan SUPER GT driver Mitsunori Takaboshi is aiming to channel the frustration of his huge crash at Fuji Speedway into a strong result in this weekend’s third round at Suzuka.

First SUPER GT win for Nissan Z feels imminent, says Quintarelli

A first SUPER GT victory for Nissan's all-new Z GT500 contender feels imminent after a strong showing last week at Fuji Speedway, says Ronnie Quintarelli.

Nissan announces two-car Fuji 24 Hours effort with Z

Nissan has announced it will race a version of its new Z in the Fuji 24 Hours, as it seeks to gather data for the car to be used in other categories.

Nissan keen to try out Formula E drivers in GT500 machinery

Nissan has expressed an interest in trying out members of its Formula E stable in SUPER GT machinery as it looks to recruit more drivers from abroad in future seasons.

Nissan coy on Fuji chances despite "good start" at Okayama

Nissan remains cautious on its prospects of scoring a first SUPER GT victory for its Z GT500 challenger despite getting its 2022 campaign off to a “good start” at Okayama.

Nissan Z qualifying showing hampered by "safe" tyre choice

Nissan SUPER GT driver Ronnie Quintarelli admits a "safe" tyre choice compromised the marque's qualifying showing at Okayama with the new Z, as he and NISMO teammate Tsugio Matsuda qualified ninth.

Could this be Nissan’s secret weapon in SUPER GT this year?

Nissan showed fearsome pace in the rain during SUPER GT pre-season testing last month. New wet tyres from Michelin could give the marque an edge as it seeks to end a title drought dating back to 2015.

Quintarelli not ready to retire: 'As long as I'm in my 40s...'

Four-time SUPER GT champion Ronnie Quintarelli says he can see himself racing in the series for at least another five or six years before retiring. 

Nissan will consider Baguette for future NISMO drive

Nissan has said that Bertrand Baguette is among the candidates for a future seat at its flagship NISMO SUPER GT team following his move from Honda.

Nissan Z hits magic 300km/h mark in Fuji SUPER GT test

Nissan's hopes of a more competitive showing at Fuji Speedway in SUPER GT this year were boosted as one of the brand-new Z machines clocked 300km/h (186.4mph) in the speed traps in last weekend's pre-season test.

Nissan drivers convinced of Z’s potential at Okayama

Nissan SUPER GT drivers Ronnie Quintarelli and Bertrand Baguette believe the Z has the potential to fight at the head of the field at Okayama based on last weekend’s pre-season test at the track.

Nissan faster than expected in SUPER GT manufacturer testing

Nissan has revealed its performances so far in pre-season SUPER GT manufacturer testing with its new Z GT500 challenger have exceeded its own expectations.

NDDP Nissan gets new look for 2022 SUPER GT season

NDDP Racing has adopted a new red colour scheme for its Nissan Z for the 2022 SUPER GT season, bringing it in line with the factory NISMO car.

Nissan reveals 2022 SUPER GT line-ups, Baguette signing

Nissan has revealed its 2022 SUPER GT line-ups, confirming Bertrand Baguette's arrival at Impul in place of Nobuharu Matsushita.

NISMO set to take over B-Max Nissan SUPER GT entry

Nissan is set to run an official two-car factory team in the 2022 SUPER GT season, as NISMO takes over the running of the B-Max Racing entry.

Nissan SUPER GT team director Suzuki dies age 56

The team director of Nissan's factory NISMO SUPER GT team, Yutaka Suzuki, has died at the age of 56, the Japanese manufacturer announced on Monday.

Quintarelli hopes new Z will end Nissan’s Fuji “nightmare” Nissan Z unveil
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Quintarelli hopes new Z will end Nissan’s Fuji “nightmare”

Ronnie Quintarelli says he hopes Nissan’s all-new Z GT500 SUPER GT car will help end the marque’s competitive “nightmare” at Fuji Speedway in 2022.

Baguette headlines Nissan SUPER GT ‘shootout’ test line-up
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Baguette headlines Nissan SUPER GT ‘shootout’ test line-up

Bertrand Baguette was one of three drivers in action during Nissan’s SUPER GT ‘shootout’ test at Fuji Speedway earlier this week.

Nissan's Quintarelli "frustrated" with third-place finish

Nissan SUPER GT ace Ronnie Quintarelli admits it was "very frustrating" to only finish third in last weekend's Autopolis round as he feels his NISMO GT-R had the pace to challenge for victory.

Nissan not giving up on title despite costly engine woes

Nissan says it is not yet ready to give up on its SUPER GT championship aspirations for 2021 despite its hopes taking a severe setback last weekend with engine problems for two of its cars.

How Nissan scored its first podium lockout since 2014

Nissan had high hopes for SUPER GT's only visit of the season to Suzuka, but last weekend's podium lockout will have surpassed even the most ardent GT-R fan's wildest expectations. Jamie Klein looks at how it happened.

Matsuda's Suzuka charge gave Quintarelli title flashbacks Suzuka
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Matsuda's Suzuka charge gave Quintarelli title flashbacks

Ronnie Quintarelli has hailed his NISMO Nissan teammate Tsugio Matsuda's performance after their win in Sunday's Suzuka SUPER GT race, calling it Matsuda's best stint since their last title together in 2015.

Nissan reveals new 'Z' as SUPER GT model change looms

Speculation is mounting that Nissan will switch its SUPER GT base model over to the new Z next year following the release of the final version of the road-going machine.

Nissan: Suzuka a 'must-win' race after Fuji engine blow-up

Nissan concedes that this month's third round of the SUPER GT season at Suzuka is a 'must-win' event following a rare engine failure for the manufacturer's flagship NISMO car last week at Fuji Speedway.

New Michelin tyre "worth a few tenths" for Nissan

Ronnie Quintarelli says a new spec of Michelin tyre introduced for last weekend's SUPER GT pre-season test at Fuji Speedway has boosted the works Nissan by as much as "a few tenths".

Opinion: Nissan dropping Mardenborough makes no sense

Nissan dropping Jann Mardenborough from its GT500 line-up for the 2021 SUPER GT season is not only puzzling from a performance point of view - it's also symbolic of the company's withdrawal from most forms of international motorsport, believes Jamie Klein.

Quintarelli convinced 2021 will be "different" for Nissan

Ronnie Quintarelli says he's convinced that the 2021 SUPER GT season will be a "different situation" for Nissan as it won't have to repeat last year's painful learning process.

Cold weather at Fuji doomed Nissan's title bid

The cold temperatures of last weekend's Fuji SUPER GT season finale was the main reason for a "disaster" race for Nissan's flagship NISMO GT-R, says Ronnie Quintarelli.

Quintarelli "couldn't have imagined" Nissan title shot

Nissan driver Ronnie Quintarelli admits he “couldn’t have imagined” being in a position to challenge for the SUPER GT title this year after a poor start to the season.

Quintarelli "surprised" by Nissan qualifying speed

Ronnie Quintarelli admits he was surprised with how good his Nissan GT-R felt in qualifying for the penultimate round of the SUPER GT season at Motegi, considering his high success handicap.

Nissan downplays title chances despite shock Suzuka win

Nissan has downplayed its chances of fighting for the SUPER GT title as it believes the GT-R will not be competitive enough against Honda and Toyota without weight handicaps.

Nissan winner Matsuda's shock at taking Suzuka lead

Nissan SUPER GT driver Tsugio Matsuda says he thought he had almost been lapped when he assumed the lead of last weekend’s Suzuka race.

NISMO Nissan escapes serious damage in Suzuka crash

The works NISMO Nissan GT-R that suffered a heavy crash during qualifying for the Suzuka SUPER GT round has been repaired ahead of Sunday's race.

Quintarelli: Nissan hopes depend on all GT-Rs performing

Ronnie Quintarelli believes Nissan's SUPER GT title hopes this year rest on the three other GT-R crews upping their performance and fighting at the sharp end of the field.

Why Nissan’s new Z car could be its next GT500 challenger

In taking the covers off its Z Proto concept car, Nissan may have provided us with a first glimpse of its next-generation SUPER GT car.

Nissan was too "conservative" before Suzuka breakthrough

Nissan admits it was overly "conservative" in the first two rounds of the SUPER GT season and its Suzuka success was a result of it going "all-out" with its revised GT-R contender.

Quintarelli explains pit call that sealed Nissan Suzuka win

Ronnie Quintarelli believes that a last-second pit strategy deviation was key to he and Nissan teammate Tsugio Matsuda’s first SUPER GT win in two years at Suzuka.

Nissan now has “no excuses” after poor Fuji opener

Ronnie Quintarelli says there are “no more excuses” for Nissan in this weekend’s second Fuji SUPER GT round after a disappointing start to the year for the brand.

Quintarelli out to end Nissan's longest title drought

Factory Nissan driver Ronnie Quintarelli is optimistic of being able to end the marque’s longest-ever SUPER GT title drought in 2020 with what he feels is the best GT-R in years.

The Toyota GT-One’s forgotten third and final defeat
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The Toyota GT-One’s forgotten third and final defeat

While the failure of the Toyota GT-One to win on either of its two Le Mans 24 Hours appearances is well-documented, its even more ignominious defeat on its final race outing at the hands of Nissan is often forgotten. Here's the full story of how Toyota lost the 1999 Fuji 1000km.

Nissan holds Fuji shootout to decide 2020 drivers

Nissan held a driver evaluation session at Fuji Speedway on Monday as it seeks to finalise its line-ups for the 2020 SUPER GT season.

Promoted: Why oil companies are involved in Formula E

Shell's presence in motorsport may well be most famously associated with Formula 1, but it has also grown its presence with strategic partnerships in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

Berlin E-Prix: Buemi beats Vandoorne to pole

Nissan e.dams driver Sebastien Buemi took pole position for ABB FIA Formula E’s race in Berlin ahead of fellow ex-Formula 1 racer Stoffel Vandoorne.

Nissan turns pink for Supercars farewell

Nissan Motorsport will run pink liveries across all four cars at this weekend's Newcastle 500, its final outing as a factory-backed outfit.

Live Bathurst test for new Supercars transaxle

Simona de Silvestro tested what is expected to become the new control transaxle in Supercars during practice at Mount Panorama today.

Turvey on Nissan's Formula E shortlist for 2018/19

Oliver Turvey is among the drivers Nissan e.dams is in talks with for the 2018/19 Formula E season, but team boss Jean-Paul Driot says “any possible drivers” are being considered.

Nissan unveils livery for 2018/19 Formula E entry

Nissan has revealed the livery it will run on its Formula E cars when it joins the electric single-seater series next season.

Nissan on Supercars future: ‘Everything is on the table’

New Nissan Australia boss Stephen Lester says ‘everything is on the table’ as the brand evaluates its future in Supercars.

New Bathurst liveries for Nissan, HSV Racing

Nissan Motorsport and HSV Racing have both rolled out fresh liveries ahead of this week’s Bathurst 1000.

Retro livery revealed for de Silvestro Supercar

Nissan Motorsport has completed the reveal of its retro Sandown 500 liveries, with a colour scheme based on the R380 Type II for Simona de Silvestro’s car.

Nissan brings famous Calsonic livery to Supercars

Nissan Motorsport has unveiled another retro round livery, with a play on the famous Calsonic colour scheme for Michael Caruso’s car ahead of the Sandown 500.

Major managerial change for Nissan Australia

Richard Emery has left his post as Managing Director of Nissan Australia, during a period of ongoing discussion regarding the future of the brand’s Supercars programme.

Nissan goes it alone on Supercars leg protection

Nissan Motorsport has opted to take its own direction on the soon-to-be-mandatory leg protection, and will debut its custom system in Sydney this weekend.