There’s a new look in the paddock for the Nissan factory teams. New refuelling towers and booms have made their debuts this weekend at Fuji Speedway, just in time for this weekend’s Fuji GT 300km Race.
They’ll appear in the pit boxes of their four GT500 teams – NISMO, Calsonic Team Impul, Kondo Racing, MOLA International – and their GT300 team B-Max NDDP Racing.
The new designs were tested out on July 8-9 during the official test sessions at Suzuka Circuit, and are now ready to make their in-race debut.
Similar to the unified refuelling towers and booms used by the Honda and Lexus GT500 fleets, the designs are inspired by those used in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series – the other party in the proposed “Class One” unified regulations.
The sign guards to the refuelling booms now display the car number, team name and sponsors – with LED sign boards also illuminating as the drivers go into their pit stalls.
Nissan’s fleet of factory teams will be placed furthest towards the end of the pit lane, meaning these new assemblies will be very visible on television this weekend.