LONDON, ENGLAND – Nissan today announced its engine and vehicle driver support to Onroak Automotive’s development of the Ligier JS P2. The closed LM P2 sports prototype is the first racing vehicle to be created and built internal by the team at Onroak Automotive.
Winner of the very first GT Academy Russia competitors in 2012, Mark Schulzhitskiy, is currently at Estoril in Portugal lugging out endurance test tasks in the Ligier JS P2. Schulzhitskiy made his LM P2 race launching at the Shanghai round of the FIA World Endurance Championship last year after just a few preparation laps at Snetterton. The Russian racer finished the 6 Hours of Shanghai 5th in course, together with his Greaves Motorsport team-mates Bjorn Wirdheim and Eric Lux.
The considerable test program for the Ligier JS P2 will offer Shulzhitskiy with useful LM P2 experience and offer Onroak Automotive with a constant, starving test vehicle driver.
“When Jacques (Nicolet – President of Onroak Automotive) asked us to support the development of the new Ligier JS P2 we were delighted to assistto assist,” stated NISMO’s International Head of Brand, Marketing and Sales, Darren Cox. “OAK Racing, working carefully with Onroak Automotive, had a fantastic period in 2013, winning first and second location in FIA WEC with the Nissan LM P2 engine. We have actually enjoyed strong partnerships with our partner groups in the past and I anticipate working with Onroak Automotive on this project.”.
Jacques Nicolet, Onroak Automotive President: “I’m pleased with this collaboration between the constructor Onroak Automotive and engine producer Nissan, who are going to sign up with forces in the look for the bestthe very best possible efficiency. It’s an exceptional association in the context of the development deal with our brand-new prototype, the Ligier JS P2.”.
The Ligier JS P2 will continue to test at Estoril up until 27 April.