FIA GT1 World Champion Michael Krumm returns to Super GT Series

Reigning FIA GT1 World Champion Michael Krumm will return to the Japanese-based Super GT Series in 2012

FIA GT1 World Champion Michael Krumm returns to Super GT Series

The German, who has a long-standing contract with the Japanese manufacturer, had been expected to move back to a series he won in 1997 and 2003 following the end of the British JRM team's involvement in the GT1 world championship.

His place in the factory NISMO-run Nissan GT-R alongside former team-mate Satoshi Motoyama was confirmed on the announcement of Nissan's worldwide racing programme this morning.

Krumm, 41, is replacing Le Mans 24 Hours winner Benoit Treluyer, who will be confirmed as a full-time Audi LMP1 driver next week.

The swap is the only change in Nissan's four-car line-up in the GT500 class for 2012.

"This is the first time in three years that I am entering Super GT and I am looking forward to it," said Krumm. "I am happy to be driving the #23 Nissan with Satoshi Motoyama. He was my team-mate in 2003 when we were series champions and we will be trying to win the championship this year."

Nissan also confirmed its factory support for the Nissan-engine LMP2 cars run by the Signatech and Greaves Motorsport squads in the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series respectively.

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