James Moffat has signed a multi-year deal to remain with Nissan Motorsport for the coming years in the V8 Supercars Championship, the team has announced today.
Moffat, son of famed touring car legend Alan Moffat, has enjoyed a strong season in Nissan’s return year of competition, claiming seven top-ten finishes to-date in 2013, enough for a provisional fifteenth in the Drivers’ Championship standings, placing him second-highest of Nissan’s four entries.
The 2013 season is Moffat’s third overall, making his full-time debut with Dick Johnson Racing after claiming runner-up honours in the V8 Development Series.
Two solid seasons with the Queensland team – coupled with the considerable backing of the Norton Antivirus software group – earned him a spot with the Kelly Racing-run Nissan Motorsport operation.
“I’m very happy to say that I’m going to be here at Nissan Motorsport for another few years at least,” he said in today’s announcement, less than a week out from the team’s home race at Winton Raceway.
“I’m looking forward to the future. It has been a massive undertaking for everyone involved to get Nissan Motorsport to where we are at this stage. I feel like the future holds some promising things.
“My intention was always to stay with the team and luckily they felt the same way about me staying here.”
“He has displayed an added level of driving maturity this year, and the proof of that is his passing record – he has passed more drivers in race conditions than any other this season.” added Nissan Motorsport CEO John Crennan.