Conquest Endurance announced today that it has partnered with Nissan North America to run their LMP2 powerplant for the remainder of the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron season. The team will debut their new engine at this weekend's Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach street race.
The NISMO-prepared 4.5L V8 production based engine has set the benchmark in endurance racing and in 2011 it not only took the win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but also the overall LMP2 Championship in the International Le Mans Series. Conquest Endurance's #37 Morgan chassis and its drivers Martin Plowman and David Heinemeier Hansson will have the only Nissan-prepared engine in the ALMS field.
“Nissan has proven to be the leader in sportscar racing and we are very happy to have their engine powering our LMP2 car. This partnership solidifies our package in the ALMS and gives us the right tools to go out and win races. I'd like to thank Nissan North America for their support and we look forward to a successful partnership,” said Eric Bachelart, owner of Conquest Endurance.
The team ran a Judd at Sebring with drivers Plowman, Hansson and Jan Heylen, who was a last-minute substitute for Francesco Dracone.