Nissan has announced plans to temporally pull out of the World Endurance Championship to "focus on technical issues that challenged its race team during the Le Mans 24 Hours."

According to the automaker, engineers will be working to improve the GT-R LM NISMO's energy recovery system (ERS) which isn't "fully working" and has compromised the car's other systems as a result.

In a statement, NISMO President Shoichi Miyatani said “We know people will be disappointed, but be assured that nobody is more disappointed than us."  He went on to say "We are racers and we want to compete, but we also want to be competitive. That is why we have chosen to continue our test program and prepare the GT-R LM NISMO for the strong competition we face in the World Endurance Championship."

For the time being, Nissan will continue to test the car predominantly in the United States. The company also noted "A decision on the date for Nissan’s return to the World Endurance Championship will be made in due course, depending on the progress of the test program."

Gallery: Nissan GT-R LM NISMO to temporally pull out of the World Endurance Championship

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