Articles tagged Darren Cox

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Letter of the month Fear of the past? Watching coverage of the German GP qualifying session, I was struck by how poorly F1 connects with its past. The Sky team made brief mention of the old Hockenheim, Jim Clark’s death and John Surtees winning in Germany, but their focus is on the here and now. I don’t blame broadcasters for that, but F1 should do far more to connect with the history of the...

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International news

Nissan ZEOD on targetLe Mans racer poised to fulfil electric dreams, by Gary Watkins Nissan’s radical ZEOD RC Le Mans 24 Hours racer is on course to complete the first all-electric lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe in June, according to the programme’s architect. Darren Cox, who is head of Nissan’s global motor sport programmes, believes the petrol-electric hybrid – which takes the Garage 56 grid...

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Nissan sees the light

Nissan has announced that its new ZEOD RC Le Mans racer will be powered by an engine small enough to fit in an overhead locker on any commercial airline. The ultra-compact 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo is just 500mm tall and 400mm long. The 400bhp direct-injection unit, known as the Nissan DIG-T R (right), tips the scales at 40kg. Nissan global motor sport director Darren Cox said: “Downsizing...

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Nissan backs Delta Wing

Nissan has stepped up to provide the engine and backing for the experimental Delta Wing that will race at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours on June 16/17. The Japanese manufacturer commissioned Ray Mallock’s RML Group, which ran Nissan’s British Touring Car Championship campaign in 1997-99, to produce a lightweight four-cylinder direct-injection turbo engine for the Delta Wing. It has subsequently...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Electrifying Le Mans Nissan will fill Garage 56 with an electric car in 2014, By Gary Watkins Nissan is to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours with an all-electric car next season. The Japanese manufacturer has been awarded the so-called 'Garage 56' grid slot at the famous race reserved for an experimental, environmentally friendly car. Nissan boss Carlos Goshn described the forthcoming electric...

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Nissan targets top class

As new Le Mans hybrid makes public debut at Fuji Nissan has taken the first steps towards building a hybrid Le Mans 24 Hours challenger to next year’s LMP1 rulebook to take on Audi, Toyota and Porsche from 2015. The Japanese manufacturer is committed to entering the P1 division as a condition of its ‘Garage 56’ entry with the ZEOD RC racer at next year’s 24 Hours. Nissan had wanted to join the...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

DTM set for AmericaCould fresh initiative attract Japanese firms? By Gary Watkins Plans to export DTM to North America are on course to happen within the next three years after a new partnership deal was agreed in March. US sports car promotor Grand-Am, owned by NASCAR's France family, has signed a licensing and co-operation agreement with the ITR, which runs DTM. It is intended that this will...


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