Nissan announced withdrawal from WEC
After a turbulent 2015 season, Nissan surprisingly announced withdrawal from the next World Endurance Championship campaign.
With a new and innovative concept, Nissan entered the LMP1 class for the first time n 2015, with an ambition to battle for top of the standings, but the results were far from expected, especially in 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Japanese manufacturer decided to close their LMP1 programme, but confirmed they will stay in the series through its various engine projects.
Video: Nissan at 24 Hours of Le Mans
“The team worked diligently to bring the vehicles up to the desired performance levels. However, the company concluded that the programme would not be able to reach its ambitions and decided to focus on developing its longer term racing strategies,” the Japanese company said in a statement.
The 2016 World Endurance Championship season starts at Silverstone in April, with Porsche the defending champions.