Motul Team RJN preparing for Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hour classic

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SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – After a strong day at the recent Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup test at Spa-Francorchamps, Motul Team RJN is busy preparing for the upcoming Spa 24 Hour.One of the classic races on the endurance calendar, the event will be run over July 29 and 30. NISMO athletes Lucas Ordóñez, Alex Buncombe and Katsumasa Chiyo will drive the No. 23 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 entering the weekend after finishing fifth at Circuit Paul Ricard.The No. 22 Nissan will again feature former GT Academy winner Matt Simmons alongside quick Brits Matt Parry and Struan Moore.'I'm really excited for this year's 24 Hours of Spa,' said Ordóñez. 'It's the big one of the Blancpain Endurance Series, the one that's the most important in terms of points. If we get a good result there, we can be in the fight for a good position in the championship at the last race in Barcelona. We had a good test a few weeks ago there, in Spa. Everything went well. We tried something different from previous years. We tried to be more aggressive in terms of qualifying setup. On long runs, it's really tough. The competition is really hard, so we don't really know where we are on long-run pace. But, it was positive and I'm looking forward to it, as always.'The Spa classic will be the second race in a row where teams will compete into the night. The last round at Circuit Paul Ricard greeted the checkered flag at midnight.'It's always fantastic to drive at night at Spa, especially through Eau Rouge,' said Ordóñez. 'These cars are getting faster and faster, and it's really good fun to drive. I'm looking forward to getting a good result for NISMO with my teammates Alex and Chiyo-san. Hopefully we can make good progress during the race and score as many points as possible.'NISMO CalendarJuly 22-23 Super GT, Sugo, Japan European Le Mans Series, Red Bull Ring, Austria Micra Cup, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, CanadaJuly 29-30 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup - Spa 24 Hour, Belgium Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland, AustraliaAugust 5-6 Super GT, Fuji Speedway, Japan IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USAContactPaul Ryan Global Motorsport Communications Nissan/NISMO Marketing and PR Manager Phone: +1 678 644 0404 paul@nismosupport.comFor more information about Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.’s products, services and our commitment to sustainable mobility, visit Nissan-Global.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, and view our latest videos on YouTube.

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