Nissan has announced a two-year partnership with Signature Racing to supply engines to the team in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup and the Le Mans 24 Hours. The deal will see the Japanese manufacturer provide the team its NISMO-tuned VK45V8 engines for the LMP2 class chassis.
"Nissan is very happy to announce our new partnership with Signature and we look forward to working with such a professional and well respected team," said Vincent Wijnen, Nissan vp of strategy and marketing. "I know our customers, fans and dealers will be following our progress when we start racing in March and will, of course, be anticipating our return to the Le Mans 24 hours."
The team will race as Signatech Nissan in the opening round of the ILMC – the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 19 that is also the season opener for the American Le Mans Series.
"We are delighted to team up with such an innovative car manufacturer," said Philippe Sinault, CEO of the Signature Group. "Nissan's engine know-how will be crucial to the overall performance of the car, and we are sure this partnership will be hugely successful."
Signature is yet to announce its final driver lineup, but team regular Franck Mailleux has been confirmed for the ILMC and the Le Mans 24 Hours.