Nissan continue to keep lid on Supercars future

Nissan does not want to give away any details on their commitment to the Supercars championship beyond the 2018 season when the current contract with Kelly Racing ends.

“I’d hate to speculate at this point,” said Stephen Lester, CEO of Nissan Australia to supercars.com after the first race of the season.

“We’re going to work very closely with the team on it and when we have the right decision then we’ll come out with the announcement.”

The Nissan Motorsport team had an anonymous start to the 2018 season in Adelaide with Michael Caruso’s ninth place in the second race as best result.

But Lester, the Nissan Australia CEO, says that the results is not going to affect their decision on 2019 and beyond.

“The team puts enough pressure on themselves. If these guys didn’t want to show up and win every weekend then we would have realised we were in the wrong business a long time ago,” said Lester.

“There’s no shortage of pressure, but there’s no additional pressure coming. These are professionals who want to win. I’ve been impressed with their resolve to try and do that. We can only help and do what we can to support the team.”

Nissan entered the championship in 2013 and is currently the sole manufacturer supported entry alongside Holden and Triple Eight Race Engineering in the Supercars championship.