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Nissan commits to Australian motorsport future

Nissan to stay in Supercars for at least two more seasons…

Nissan commits to Australian motorsport future

There had been plenty of rumours around that Nissan was about to drop out of the Supercars Championship, however the car maker this afternoon confirmed it isn’t going anywhere.

Nissan has just released a statement saying it would enter cars in the Supercars for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

The manufacturer, which has seen mixed results from its Altima race cars, also announced it had signed a new two-year agreement with the Kelly family-owned Nissan Motorsport race team.

No word though on whether that commitment for the two years will see a continuation of the Nissan Altima, or, as rumored, whether the recently updated Nissan GT-R will grace Supercar race tracks.

“Motorsport is in the DNA of Nissan, both here in Australia and globally,” said Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery.

“Our motorsport program is a way for us to show people what the Nissan brand stands for – through the excitement of our race cars and the innovative and inclusive nature of our fan activations.”

The news comes after the Nissan Altima enjoyed a more successful month in the sales race in August.

The mid-size sedan found 190 Australian customers in the month, that number a healthy 79.2% more than the same month last year.

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Kate has always had an interest in writing and cars and now as a key member of the Behind the Wheel website team she gets to spend her days consumed by both. Aside from being a contributor and an editor at Behind the Wheel, Kate enjoys driving her Lancer EVO and walking her beloved dog, Max!

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