Nissan Endurance Squad Announced

By March 31, 2017Latest News

Nissan Motorsport is excited to welcome two new faces, as well as the return of two team stalwarts, to their Pirtek Endurance Cup line-up.

Rick Kelly will be paired with David Wall for the first time, both sharing the #15 Sengled Racing Altima for the Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000, and Gold Coast 600. Wall finished third in last year’s Pirtek Endurance Cup and brings a wealth of experience to the team.

Rick Kelly is viewing this as an opportunity to learn from his new co-driver. “Every time you pair up with another driver, whether it be a teammate or as a co-driver, you get the opportunity to see how someone else goes about the same job,” said Kelly. “I’m looking forward to learning from him and seeing how he goes about it.”

Having worked with the engineering team at the pre-season test earlier in the year, Wall is already very much part of the squad. “It’s great to be joining Nissan Motorsport for the enduros this year,” said Wall. “I had a good campaign last year, and I always thought that Rick and I would be a good combination.”

The Pirtek Endurance Cup commences at the Sandown 500, September 15th.

Rick Kelly

“I’ve never worked with David Wall before, so it’s very exciting to finally get the chance to drive together. Every time you pair up with another driver, whether it be a teammate or as a co-driver, you get the opportunity to see how someone else goes about the same job. I’m looking forward to learning from him and seeing how he goes about it.”

“If you look at the job he did last year in the endurance races with Scott McLaughlin, he was way further forward than we were. So as capability goes, we should make a competitive pairing.”

David Wall

“It’s great to be joining Nissan Motorsport for the enduros this year. We had a good campaign last year, and I always thought that Rick and I would be a good combination. It’s a nice change this year to try a new car and team. The first time I’ll drive the car will be at the Winton co-driver session, which is getting closer and closer. So I’m excited to get behind the wheel.”

“My job is to back up Rick and give the car back to him in the same condition I got it. That will be my goal this year.”

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