NISMO’s livery during the Blancpain GT Series was revealed at Circuit Paul Ricard recently with lubricants partner Motul revealed because the title sponsor for the RJN Motorsport-run Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 entries.
The new livery used by Motul Team RJN mirrors what’s being employed by Nissan in Super GT both in GT500 and GT300, and even Australian Supercars in 2017.
NISMO’s long-time lubricants technical partner Motul is expanding its support of Nissan’s motorsport activities to some title-sponsorship role from the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.
The No. 23 entry featuring Nissan / NISMO factory drivers Alex Buncombe, Lucas Ord?ez and Katsumasa Chiyo C as well as the RJN Motorsport No. 22 driver and GT Academy winner Matt Simmons with Matt Parry and Struan Moore C will both feature Motul branding to the front and sides within the cars.
The No. 23 NISMO machine mirrors the No. 3 GT300 B-Max Super GT entry in the rear that has a black-styled design, although No. 22 transitions into red at the back. Both cars are entered while in the PRO class within the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in 2017.
Motul has been a long-time supporter of NISMO’s Blancpain GT Series efforts, with all the brand perhaps the championship winning squad for the 2013 Pro-Am Championship win by Lucas Ord?ez and also the 2015 Endurance Cup title earned by Buncombe, Chiyo and Wolfgang Reip.
This support is at accessory the long partnership with NISMO in Super GT in Japan that’s got earned five championships (2004, 2005, 2011, 2014 and 2015), in addition to Nissan’s FIA GT1 world title this season.
Motul also became the state partner on the annual NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway somebody in charge of a year ago.
The Motul partnership is more than just a couple of stickers for the car. The RJN Motorsport team uses four key Motul products in 2017: three engine oils then one differential oil specially intended for the Nissan R35 GT-R, including 2193E 5W40 and 2189E 75W140 which have been OEM recommended.
The No. 22 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 have been around in action only at that week’s Blancpain GT Series test at Circuit Paul Ricard.