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The GT-R is returning to the Spa 24 Hours event after a 17-year hiatusEnlarge Photo
The new car's outings in the European-based GT championship are a precursor to a full assault on the series next season. Its recent entry at the Oschersleben (Germany) FIA GT event was a good simulation for the Spa 24 Hours and its notoriously changeable weather.
Belgium's Circuit de Spa Francorchamps is one of Europe's most venerable racetracks, with a history to match. The Spa 24 Hours was first run just one year after the famous Le Mans 24 Hours got its start, back in 1924.
Until 2000, the Spa 24 Hours was a race for touring cars, and made the switch to the more powerful GT category in 2001, since when it has also been a part of the FIA GT Championship.
For full details on Nissan’s FIA-spec R35 GT-R GT1 race car, check out our previous story by clicking here.