FIA GT1 Nissan GT-R Testing Update and News

April 15th, 2009

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Well unless you’ve been buying property in exclusive under-rock-locations lately I’m sure you know that Nissan Motorsports NISMO and Gigawave Motorsports have partnered in the entry of a 2010 GT1 specification Nissan GT-R into four races in this years FIA GT series.

The first offical FIA GT test session wrapped up on Tuesday last week and we all got a great look at the Nismo GT1 GT-R in detail thanks to various media in attendance on the day.

How’d the GT-R do though? Yes it’s just a test day but the laps were timed and that includes the 2010 FIA GT1 spec GT-R. All up 100 (!) laps were run over the two days of testing on the Paul Ricard circuit. Keeping in mind that the 2010 FIA GT1 specification limits the modifications that the cars may run versus the 2009 GT1 specification you musn’t compare it to current laptimes.

That being said here are the best lap times for the three 2010 GT1 cars from the first official test days:

  1. 2010 GT1 Nismo / Gigawave Nissan R35 GT-R – 2:05.447
  2. 2010 GT1 Matech Ford GT – 2.05.948
  3. 2010 GT1 VDS Ford GT – 2.07.401

Godzilla likes to win it seems.

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Testing resumes today and tomorrow (15th – 16th of April) in Portugal at the Algarve Circuit. A circuit which Michael Krumm, Nismo’s GT1 GT-R racing driver personally loves –

[Algarve Circuit is] a new and very exciting track that was build basically out of the most exciting corners from circuits around the world. I’m looking very much forward to drive in the Nissan GTR there!

– Michael Krumm

In other news, Gigawave has confirmed our previous post regarding which races the Nismo / Gigawave GT1 Nissan R35 GT-R will be entering in the 2009 series. Additionally they’ve confirmed a third event while leaving the fourth and final event undecided upon at this stage. The three confirmed rounds will be:

  1. Silverstone, UK – May 3rd 2009 – Series Round #1
  2. Oschersleben, Germany – June 21st 2009 – Series Round #3
  3. 24 hours of Spa, Belgium – July 25th – 26th 2009 – Series Round #4

Starting to get pretty exciting with all the GT-R motorsports coming our way. SuperGT 2009 round #2 this weekend should help me get my fix as well as Targa Tasmania 2009 which is coming up in less than two weeks now.

Link: FIA GT Website
Link: Gigawave Motorsports
Link: FIA GT GT1 Spec GT-R related articles on GTRBlog.com
Photo Gallery: 2010 GT1 Spec Nissan GT-R

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  1. yuangs
    April 15th, 2009 at 06:37 | #1

    Great news to know GT-R GT1 is the fastest in the 2010 spec racers. But still left something here. How does this car compare to 2009 Corvette GT1? Hope look at something on this one.

  2. April 15th, 2009 at 07:36 | #2

    Corvette C6R was the quickest GT1 2009 spec with a 2:01.224 best lap.

  3. jj
    April 15th, 2009 at 11:26 | #3

    2008 C6R 1100kg

    FIA GT1 GTR 1350kg

  4. September 14th, 2009 at 02:56 | #4

    great news!

    any latest videos?

  5. December 23rd, 2009 at 14:21 | #5

    I’d love to have a few laps in one those!

    What a shame we don’t see them racing in Canada.

  6. February 7th, 2010 at 15:32 | #6

    What an awesome machine! Would have been nice if some videos were added.

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