Nissan’s racing team that is in charge of the DeltaWing project is obviously upset with the way things worked out at the Le Mans 24 hours earlier this year. After being “unceremoniously shoved out”, they are out to prove the it’s got what it takes to win races.
The car will once again be racing in an endurance championship, next month's American Le Mans Series (ALMS) finale at Road Atlanta, USA, on October 17-20. The car is a prototype and does not classify for any of the existing classes, but the team behind it wants to prove it’s going to work in next year’s season.
Instead of the Le Mans race car drivers, Nissan will field their original GT Academy champion, Spaniard Lucas Ordonez, along with American Le Mans Series 2011 PC class champion Gunnar Jeannette.
“Le Mans was a huge success for us - the car did everything we wanted it to do and more, proving that the pioneering technology we were testing in the world's most public laboratory works and is a viable option for the future sustainability of motorsport,” said Darren Cox, General Manager, Nissan in Europe.