Rick Kelly hopes to return Nissan to the top at Bathurst 12 Hours


The Nismo Nissan GTR GT3 team have returned to the Mountain in the first factory effort since 1992 and the first Japanese factory effort since the 1960s.  (Photo: Sam Tickell)

This weekend we are at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hours at Mount Panorama.

The first interview for the weekend we catch with Nismo Nissan GTR GT3 driver Rick Kelly as it prepares to race at the Mountain for the first time in a sports car.

Kelly is known more his V8 Supercar exploits having previously been champion of the V8 Supercar category and winner of the Bathurst 1000 in 2006. Recently, Kelly has brought Nissan back into the V8 Supercars with the Altima with success in 2013. This partnership has afforded Kelly the opportunity to race with the factory Nissan squad this weekend, with the team that is very much capable of victory.

Coming into the weekend Kelly had test of the GTR GT3 in Sepang, and is looking forward to the challenge of a 12 hour race at this legendary track.

Keep an eye at the more Bathurst throughout the weekend.

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By Sam Tickell, February 2014

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