Saturday, December 10, 2016
Watch the NISMO Festival Live on YouTube
Nissan fans around the world don’t need to make the annual trek to the Fuji International Speedway to enjoy the sights and sounds of the NISMO Festival as the company announced that they’ll be streaming the event live on NISMO TV on YouTube for the first time.
The 19th running of the traditional end of season Nissan celebration brings together the stars and cars from Nissan’s various motorsports activities.
The most famous race cars from Nissan’s motorsports history seen at the Zama Heritage Collection will transform from priceless museum pieces back to roaring and scream race cars for a day piloted by Nissan’s current and former track stars. Former GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough will be one of them.
“We get massive crowds at Fuji for the NISMO Festival on Sunday but on Saturday the drivers get to get a practice run in the cars that we’ll be driving on Sunday,” said Mardenborough. “I asked NISMO earlier in the year whether I could drive a Group C car, and I’m going to get to drive a Nissan R92CP. It’s one of the last ever Nissan Group C cars with nearly 700 horsepower and an old school H-pattern gearbox. That is going to be a lot of fun to drive. We get to drive all sorts of race cars from the past and it is certainly an event that I really look forward to. As soon as it finishes, I’m already looking forward to next year. I’m hyped for it!”
While past race cars remain popular with fans, Nissan and their motorsports division, NISMO has also announced that they are officially presenting their 2017 Super GT challenger: the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 race car at the event. It will be piloted on track by two-time Super GT Champion Tsugio Matsuda.
After winning the championship in 2014 and 2015, this is the machine that Nissan has built to challenge for the GT500 title again in 2017.
The live stream from NISMO.tv from Sunday's NISMO Festival is expected to kick off on Sunday at 8:30 AM Japan time (7:30 AM Philippines).
Click here for the live stream.