SILVERSTONE, UK – Motul Team RJN will be looking to bounce back on home soil at Silverstone this weekend as the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup kicks off its second round of the 2017 championship.The No. 23 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 of Lucas Ordóñez, Katsumasa Chiyo and Alex Buncombe will be out for redemption after failing to complete a lap at the opening round at Monza.A dramatic start-line crash meant none of the three NISMO factory drivers got to complete a racing lap.”I’m very excited for Silverstone, as it’s the home track for Motul Team RJN,” said Ordóñez. “We had a tough start to the season at Monza with the No. 23 car out in the start-line crash, so now we have to fight for a good result in Silverstone. We head into this week pretty confident. Previously Silverstone has been really good for us, but this championship is so close, and two tenths of a second can make a difference between being top five in qualifying or top 30. We really have to work hard to find the speed, and hopefully we can start the weekend in good shape. Silverstone is already very special for me because it is where I won GT Academy nine years ago. I love the track, especially the Maggots and Beckets section, and I think the GT-R will be very strong.”Motul Team RJN’s other GT Academy graduate, Australian Matt Simmons, will also head to the circuit where he clinched his GT Academy crown two years ago. Simmons and his two British teammates – Struan Moore and Matt Parry – finished 11th at Monza with only a late race penalty taking the No. 22 Nissan GT-R NISMO out of a top 10 finish.This Sunday’s race will be shown live on NISMO.TV on YouTube. Click image to enlarge Former GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez gives fans a unique behind-the-scenes view of the dramatic opening round of the Blancpain GT Championship Endurance Cup. Silverstone race week!! Cant wait to strap back in our #22 @NISMO @motul GTR 😁🤙🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/EhdUJxrjDt— Matt Simmons (@mattsimmons08) May 8, 2017 NISMO CalendarMay 13-14 Blancpain GT Series, Endurance Cup, Silverstone, UK European Le Mans Series, Monza, Italy Nissan Micra Cup, Calabogie Motorsports Park, CanadaMay 20-21 Super GT, Autopolis, Japan Pirelli World Challenge, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Toronto, Canada Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Winton, Victoria, AustraliaMay 27-28 Pirelli World Challenge, Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Connecticut, USA Nissan Micra Cup, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Canada ContactPaul Ryan Global Motorsport Communications Nissan/NISMO Marketing and PR Manager Phone: +1 678 644 0404 email@example.com For 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.
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan and NISMO are in the midst of a busy racing schedule around the world with major events to be held in Japan, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Australia and Canada over an 11-day period.This weekend, the Nissan Micra Cup returns for 2017 with the opening round of the championship scheduled for Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada.Also, the European Le Mans Series will conduct the second round of its championship, at Monza. The entire LM P3 class is powered by Nissan.In race action last weekend:The Virgin Australian Supercars Championship raced at Barbagallo Raceway. The Nissan Motorsport squad had a troubled weekend, but now have their sights set on their “home” race at Winton Motor Raceway on May 21.In the FIA WEC’s final race before Le Mans, the Nissan-powered LM P1 privateer ByKolles team enjoyed a strong run to a sixth-place overall finish at Spa-Francorchamps.And at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, the ESM squad had a promising run in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race. The No. 22 Nissan-powered machine of Johannes van Overbeek qualified on the front row, and while the No. 2 machine of Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel looked poised to score another top-3 finish, a late-race issue kept them off the podium.A “home” race for @motul Team RJN this weekend at @SilverstoneUK. Looking forward to racing at the home of British motorsport. #NISMOnation pic.twitter.com/VZ34MNe0fF— Nissan NISMO (@NISMO) May 9, 2017 Silverstone race week!! Cant wait to strap back in our #22 @NISMO @motul GTR 😁🤙🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/EhdUJxrjDt— Matt Simmons (@mattsimmons08) May 8, 2017 2:30 remaning and we are back GREEN at @circuitamericas. @JohannesvanOver still runs P2. pic.twitter.com/qDM1s6krkV— Nissan NISMO (@NISMO) May 6, 2017 NISMO CalendarMay 13-14 Blancpain GT Series, Endurance Cup, Silverstone, UK European Le Mans Series, Monza, Italy Nissan Micra Cup, Calabogie Motorsports Park, CanadaMay 20-21 Super GT, Autopolis, Japan Pirelli World Challenge, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Toronto, Canada Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Winton, Victoria, AustraliaMay 27-28 Pirelli World Challenge, Lime Rock Park Park, Lakeville, Connecticut, USA Nissan Micra Cup, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Canada ContactPaul Ryan Marketing and PR Manager Phone: +1 678 644 0404 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For 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.
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced financial results for the 12 months to March 31, 2017.Nissan generated an operating profit of 742.2 billion yen on net revenues of 11.72 trillion yen as strong sales in the US, China and Western Europe partly offset the impact of foreign exchange and weakness in emerging markets. Fiscal Year 2016 Full-Year Financial HighlightsThe following table summarizes Nissan’s financial results for the 12-month period to March 31, 2017, calculated under the equity accounting method for the Group’s China joint venture.Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Highlights (TSE report basis – China JV equity basis)1Yen in billionsFY 15FY 16% change year on yearFY 16 at constant currency% change at constant currencyRevenues12,189.511,720.0-3.912,975.0+6.4Operating profit793.3742.2-6.41,024.1+29.1Operating margin %6.56.3-0.27.9+1.4Ordinary profit862.3864.7+0.3N/AN/ANet income2523.8663.5+26.7N/AN/ABased on average foreign exchange rates of JPY 108.3/USD and JPY 118.7/EUROn a management pro forma basis, which includes the proportionate consolidation of results from Nissan’s joint venture operation in China, operating profit was 882.4 billion yen on net revenues of 12.84 trillion yen.Sales performanceFor the fiscal year, Nissan’s global unit sales were 5.63 million units.In the U.S., Nissan’s sales rose by 4.2% to 1.58 million units, equivalent to a market share of 9.0%, amid solid demand for models including the Rogue and Altima.Nissan unit sales in China, which reports figures on a calendar year basis, rose 8.4% to 1.35 million units, equivalent to market share of 5.0%. In Europe, excluding Russia, Nissan’s sales rose by 7.2% to 683,000 units, which resulted in a market share of 3.8%. The Qashqai SUV and Navara pickup helped drive demand in the region.Nissan’s performance in these key markets helped offset challenging conditions in the Japanese market, reflecting the suspension of Kei car sales in the first half. Sales in Japan – where Kei car sales have resumed – reached 557,000 units for the 12-month period, representing a market share of 11.0%. In other markets including Asia and Oceania, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Nissan’s sales decreased 3.3% to 808,000 units.OutlookThe company expects to sell 5.83 million units in fiscal 2017. Recently-launched models including the Nissan Micra, Armada, Kicks, and Note e-POWER and Serena in Japan, are expected to contribute to sales growth in the coming financial year.Based on Nissan’s solid outlook for unit sales, the company has filed the following fiscal-year forecasts to the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Calculated under the equity accounting method for Nissan’s joint venture in China, the forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 are:Nissan FY17 Outlook – TSE report basis – China JV equity basis1Net revenue¥11.8 trillion ($109 billion/€100 billion)Operating profit¥685 billion ($6.34 billion/€5.81 billion)Net income2¥535 billion ($4.95 billion/€4.53 billion)Calculated on exchange rate of JPY 108/USD and JPY 118/EURNissan is also forecasting a 10.4% increase in the dividend to 53 yen per share for fiscal year 2017. 1 Since the beginning of fiscal year 2013, Nissan has reported figures calculated under the equity method accounting for its joint venture with Dong Feng in China. Although net income reporting remains unchanged under this accounting method, the equity-accounting income statements no longer include Dong-Feng-Nissan’s results in revenues and operating profit. 2 Net income attributable to owners of the parentFor detailed Nissan financial information and presentations: www.nissan-global.com/EN/IR/FINANCIAL/ For 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.