YOKOHAMA, Japan (30 May 2022) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports & Customizing Co., Ltd. (NMC) announced that the all-new Nissan Z will serve as a safety car in the Super GT race series operated by GT Association, Inc. The sports car made its debut in the third round of the 2022 season at Suzuka Circuit, with the handover ceremony that took place at the May 29 race.
Takao Katagiri, head of Nissan’s Motorsports Business Unit Office and president of NMC, said, “This year we began competing in the Super GT with the Nissan Z GT500. Now the Z — the embodiment of Nissan DNA — will support the series’ safety.”
Safety cars perform vital duties, including pre-race inspections of the track for obstacles and leading competition cars when race accidents occur. Nissan and NMC donated the vehicle.