For Supercars series fans, it will once again be a red versus blue ordeal: Holden and rival Ford. Nissan announced on Tuesday that it will leave the series after five years.
Nissan often had a rough go in the Supercars series, formerly called V8 Supercars. The manufacture ran a Nissan Altima-based racer and took home to race wins over five years. According to News.au, Nissan spent $15 million on sponsorships.
As the Japanese make campaigned the Altima, Nissan eventually pulled the sedan from the Australian market altogether in 2016. The company told the publication the decision was a marketing one, not a financial one.
The decision once again leaves the series as a Holden and Ford ordeal. Currently, Ford teams run the out-of-production Falcon, while Holden teams take to the grid in the 2018 ZB Commodore racer. Ford recently announced it will enter the Mustang in Supercars to replace the Falcon.
In the future, another make could join the series, too: Chevrolet. Holden has given Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) its blessing to bring the Chevrolet Camaro to the Supercar series. HSV hasn’t confirmed it will introduce the Camaro to the local motorsport, but others believe it’s a no-brainer.