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Nissan

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Nationality 22px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png Japanese
Established 1933
Founders Masujiro Hashimoto
Kenjiro Den
Rokuro Aoyama
Meitaro Takeuchi
Yoshisuke Aikawa
William R. Gorham
Headquarters Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan
Noted drivers 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png David Osborne
22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop
23px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Patrick Babiche
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Mike Bell
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Jaz Evered
British Touring Car Championship Career
First entry 1991
Races entered 91
Teams championships 2 (1991, 1993)
Drivers championships 1 (1991)
Race victories 20
Podiums 61
Points 2146
Pole positions 7
Fastest laps 22
Last entry 1994 British Touring Car Championship Round 2
Championship titles
1991 British Touring Car Championship Overall, Drivers & Team
1993 British Touring Car Championship Team

Nissan is currently involved in British Touring Car Championship as a constructor, under the name of Old Spice Nissan Racing. They have been associated with BTCC since 1991.

HistoryEdit

1991Edit

1991 Roy Cop

Belgian Roy Cop won the Overall and Manufacturer Drivers Championship, driving for the Nissan Janspeed Racing team

In 1991 Nissan saw the potential in competing and decided to join the series full-time. János O'dor was installed as the team principal, and Alan Heaphy as the team manager. Their drivers were David Osborne partnering Belgian racing driver Roy Cop and with sponsorship from Castrol oils, the cars had potential but required a lot of development work. The season started well as the Nissan was on the pace with Cop winning at the first meeting of the year. As the year went on, Nissan got stronger and with the disqualification of Toyota's Vik Rune, the Nissan looked like the car to beat. Despite late season pressure from Mitsubishi, Nissan took the Overall Drivers, Manufacturer Drivers and the Teams championship. Cop claimed the first STSR BTCC title taking 14 wins through out the year.

1992Edit

In the winter between 1991 and 1992, Cop made the controversial decision to drive for Nissan's rivals, Toyota. Osborne would return and was joined by Patrick Babiche from Canada. Again, the Nissan team would be run by Janspeed. Babiche manged a podium on his debut but only ran a limited program in 1992 and the team was carried by Osborne. He managed 3 podiums throughout the year as he had done in 1991. With only 1 car scoring points in the majority of the races, Nissan finished in 3rd behind Vauxhall and Toyota. Osborne finished 5th in the championship with Babiche down in 9th.

1993Edit

Nissan made a huge announcement for 1993 with double Independent champion, Mike Bell joining the team with Osborne staying on for a third term. From the fifth round at Brands Hatch, Jaz Evered would drive a third entry.

Motorsport career resultsEdit

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(Key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Name Car Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Points Position
1991 Nissan Janspeed Racing Primera eGT 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png David Osborne 7 11 6 4 3 8 8 10 9 7 3 4 5 11 11 9 8 8 8 6 8 7 8 4 4 5 5 5 10 8 3 936 1st
22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop 12 3 1 7 2 4 7 1 7 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 5 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2
1992 Nissan Janspeed Racing Primera eGT 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png David Osborne 6 6 7 6 7 5 5 4 8 RET 8 5 6 2 4 8 6 7 8 8 7 4 7 C 2 4 3 353 3rd
23px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Patrick Babiche 3 4 6 8 6 7 4 2 C
1993 Nissan Castrol Racing Primera eGT 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Mike Bell 2 2 1 3 2 3 2 3 3 6 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 9 DNS DNS 2 4 2 1 9 832 1st
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png David Osborne 6 6 7 6 7 7 5 RET 6 5 6 3 7 6 RET RET RET 7 4 7 3 6 4 8 3 4 5 3
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Jaz Evered 6 6 7 4 2 3 6 7 5 4 5 5 5 8 7 7 7
1994 Old Spice Nissan Racing Primwea eGT 22px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Daniel Koch 11 8 14 12 RET RET 25 9th
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Josh Popplewell 17 14 16 13 15 RET
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