Nissan announced Wednesday, December 23rd that they would be withdrawing their LMP1 car, the beguiling and bemusing front-engine, front-wheel-drive GT-R LM Nismo, from the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship. That means three less cars fighting for an overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. What a shame.
In the press release, Nissan stated that the reason they quit was because they performed so poorly with the GT-R LM in the 2015 season. Well, Nissan, winners never quit and quitters never win. Nissan went on in the release to emphasize their involvement in other global motorsports, trying to prove that they aren’t a total failure.