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Conquest Endurance Switches to Nissan Power

Conquest Endurance will switch from Judd to Nissan power beginning with this weekend`s race at Long Beach. Photo courtesy American Le Mans SeriesConquest Endurance announced today that it has partnered with Nissan North America to run its LMP2 powerplant for the remainder of the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS) season.  The team will debut their new engine at this weekend’s Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach street race.

The NISMO-prepared 4.5L V8 production based engine has set the benchmark in endurance racing and in 2011 it not only took the win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but also the overall LMP2 championship in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Conquest Endurance’s No. 37 Morgan chassis and its drivers Martin Plowman and David Heinemeier Hansson will have the only Nissan-prepared engine in the ALMS field.

“Nissan North America is excited to be working with Conquest Racing and Eric Bachelart again. Conquest Racing’s consistently strong efforts in the IndyCar series speak for themselves and we anticipate that their LMP2 team will be successful in the American Le Mans Series as well,” said Ron Stukenberg, Senior Manager of Motorsports for Nissan North America.

“Nissan has proven to be the leader in sports car racing and we are very happy to have their engine powering our LMP2 car. This partnership solidifies our package in the ALMS and gives us the right tools to go out and win races. I’d like to thank Nissan North America for their support and we look forward to a successful partnership,” said Eric Bachelart, owner of Conquest Endurance.

The Conquest team had the opportunity to fire their Nissan engine for the first time this weekend at Putman Park, where Plowman had a chance to test the car and familiarize himself with the new powerplant before Saturday’s race at Long Beach.

ESPN2 airs the race live from the world famous Long Beach street circuit just outside Los Angeles starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. The race will also air live in Canada on Sportsnet One, and will be carried simultaneously on ESPN3 and www.ALMS.com.

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