2019 Nissan GTR NISMO GT3 – Video
Kondo Racing, a customer team led by Japanese actor and singer Masahiko Kondo, will participate in the Nurburgring endurance race from 2019 with a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 model, marking the team’s first overseas competition with the GT-R since the team was founded in 2000. Nissan will dispatch selected technical staff from NISMO Performance Center-certified dealerships to support the Kondo Racing team as mechanics for the 2019-2021 seasons.
Kondo Racing will also compete together with the Nissan Automobile Technical College (NAMTC), which trains future mechanics for Nissan dealerships, in the Super GT series from 2019. They will race in the series’ GT300 class, Japan’s top touring car category, also with a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.
NAMTC and Kondo Racing have competed together in Japan’s Super Taikyu endurance series since 2012, winning the series title in 2016. The partnership’s goal is to discover and develop young talent to become skilled mechanics at Nissan dealerships. More than 10,000 students have participated in the program over seven seasons.
By stepping up to the more advanced Super GT series, NAMTC and Kondo Racing aim to further strengthen the training program, which will extend beyond NAMTC students to also incorporate technical staff from Nissan dealers across Japan.
Both activities will be supported by NISMO, Nissan’s racing arm, as part of the GT3 Customer Racing program.