Fuji International Speedway, Japan: Nissan has kicked off its 23-day countdown to the NISMO Festival at Fuji International Speedway supported by Motul.
Held on Sunday, December 11, this year will be the 19th running of NISMO Festival that brings together the stars and cars from Nissan's global motorsport activities – both past and present.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Fuji Speedway, historic Nissan race cars that have a deep connection with the circuit will not only be on display but are also planned to run on the course.
Along with this, currently active Nissan race car drivers from Japan and abroad, team principals and legendary former drivers will converge on Fuji to take part in fan events and autograph sessions.
To commemorate the end of season event, NISMO has commenced its #NISMOmemts countdown on social media – highlighting 23 key achievements from the 2016 season on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Star drivers on site will include Super GT GT500 2016 race winners Tsugio Matsuda, Ronnie Quintarelli, JP de Oliveira, Hironobu Yasuda, Masataka Yanagida and Daiki Sasaki; GT Academy ace, Jann Mardenborough; former GT1 World Championship winner, Michael Krumm and legendary Nissan racers Yoshikazu Sunako, Moto Kitano, Haruhito Yanagida, Takao Wada, Toshio Suzuki, Masahiro Hasemi, Kazuyoshi Hoshino.
Cars on track and on display will include next year's new Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 Super GT entry, the 2015 championship winning GT-R GT500, the Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hour 1991 Skyline GT-R race winner and the GT1 2011 World Championship-winning GT-R plus a host other top Nissan performers including Super GT, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Group C sportscar and Group A touring car contenders.
The festival will be streamed live this year on www.NISMO.tv on YouTube.