Nissan is currently evaluating the DTM and the FIA World Touring Car Championship for a potential future entry.
“We have not been idle and in the next six months we will make some decisions, budget cycles mean we have to. If we are to enter a new arena next year or the year after, we have to start working soon, but we are also looking at where we will take our motorsport programme over the next 10 years,” said Simon Sproule, head of Nissan global marketing communications, to Autosport.
The Japanese manufacturer is not only looking at touring car series, but also the WRC and WEC, like before.
“The same candidates as before are all on the table and we will evaluate each on a market-return basis,” said Sproule.
Nissan Australia recently announced an extensive programme for the V8 Supercars, starting in 2013, and the Japanese manufacturer has previously announced interest in the European V8s, in the form of DTM, much thanks to the new regulations that were introduced this year.
But the planned cooperation regulation-wise between DTM and the Japanese Super GT, where Nissan has been involved for many years, seems to have collapsed due to differences between the two organisations on where to build the chassis, leaving a question mark for Nissan’s future involvement.