The season of the WEC coming to an end and one of his more unfortunate protagonists has been the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO. The prototype LMP1 of the japanese brand has not been at the height and after arriving with a lot of doubt as to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, happened with a lot more pain than glory for The Sarthe, and not return to pistar no more evidence of the calendar of the WEC. A season debut unbecoming of a mark of level as Nissan and of a department as NISMO, who lives the first changes. Darren Cox is out of NISMO.
The Global Director of Sales, Marketing and head of NISMO has decided to leave the company after 13 years of work. Darren Cox has been linked to the Renault-Nissan alliance for the past 18 years, but the GT-R LM NISMO has been the ballast that has sunk his career. It is worth remembering that Darren Cox has had a prominent role on Nissan at the margin of the provisional fiasco of LMP1, since of their hands is born of the GT Academy, the Nissan Juke, and a large part of the success of the Nissan Qashqai in Europe. However, everything seems to fall into oblivion to the nefarious level of the LMP1 NISMO.
The decision is born of one’s own Darren Cox, but its output of NISMO comes from the hand of a bet divergent from Nissan. Although on paper Darren Cox was still the Head of the Racing Department, and responsible for NISMO, Mike Carcano has been transferred from Nissan Mexico to be Director of the Team. This movement allows Ben Bowlby to focus on his role as Technical Director was going to be the second pillar of NISMO in competition, , leaving Darren Cox a both side. It is now expected that Cox can set up your own marketing consulting services fruit of the experience gathered. For his part, NISMO will announce its restructuring in due time.