A decision is due shortly on whether Nissan will continue in V8 Supercar racing beyond this year - but that decision is unrelated to today’s announcement regarding the termination of Pulsar hatchback, Micra and Y61 Patrol models.
According to Nissan Australia chief Richard Emery, the company can afford to continue its motorsport program and discussions with Japan are focusing on its relevance in the company’s global racing plans.
“We’re working with them (Nismo) to ensure we align with what they’re doing internationally and certainly that wasn’t the case when we launched our local Altima-based program,”Mr Emery said.
With upcoming regulation changes there has been speculation Nissan will switch to the all-wheel-drive GT-R model for local racing – a move which would put Australia in closer step with Nismo’s global programs
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