FIA GT1 World Championship Nurburgring Road Trip with Sumo Power

The Sumo Power GT team will be racing its two Nissan GT-Rs at Nurburgring on the weekend of the 28/29th August. The event represents the sixth round of the FIA GT1 World Championship and, with Sumo Power GT one of the front-running teams, this pair of awesome machines combined with one of the worlds’ most demanding circuits is going to provide a memorable weekend of not-to-be-missed motorsport.

Each of this season’s 10 FIA GT1 World Championship events feature two, hour-long races, both of which include a compulsory pit stop to change tyres and drivers. The Nissans will be up against a grid of 22 other cars comprising Corvette’s, Ford GTs, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and Maseratis.

Nissan are using this event as a major publicity drive and, with this in mind, the Sumo Power team are inviting R35 owners to join them for a road trip to the ‘Ring’. This will include pit and paddock passes, hospitality at the Nissan Sports Centre, accommodation in the team hotel and a bag of goodies to mark the occasion. Unfortunately, numbers are limited and there are only nine car spaces available. There will be a nominal charge but, as this is not a profit making exercise, this fee is just to cover cost of the ferry, accommodation and passes into the NSCC for the car, driver and one passenger.

All taking part will meet on Friday morning (27th August) at the Sumo Power team’s workshop in Rye, East Sussex, where special sunstrips will be fitted whilst crews can grab a coffee. After an official photo-shoot, the convoy – headed by company boss James Rumsey in the Sumo Power R35 demo car - will travel to the docks (a one-hour drive) for the ferry. It’s then a run through France, Belgium and then Germany, before arriving at the infamous circuit, where we have arranged for the convoy to park directly in front of the NSCC - for more photos.

All guests will have exclusive access to the Sumo Power pit garage for a guided tour and will have the opportunity to see how an international GT race looks from the team’s perspective.

Cost, based on two people sharing one car, with two nights hotel and catching a late Sunday evening ferry will be c.£400 per-person.

This will be strictly first come first served basis, so please email us ASAP direct on

Source: GTR.CO.UK, and SumoPower Blog

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