One of the most dominant cars in the history of Australian motorsport, the 1992 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32, will be on track at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival on March 16 to 17, 2024.
The Gibson Motorsport-run turbocharged Skyline GT-R R32 won both the Australian Touring Car Championship and Bathurst 1000 with Jim Richards and Mark Skaife in 1992, dominating in the final year of the Group A regulations. The Skyline GT-R R32 competed and won for a final time at the non-championship Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide in the hands of Richards in 1992, returning to the circuit 32 years later at the 2024 Adelaide Motorsport Festival.
Nicknamed ‘Godzilla’ for its dominant performances, the 1992 version of the Skyline GT-R R32 scored a one-two in the Australian Touring Car Championship and one-three in the Bathurst 1000 despite receiving weight penalties and engine changes to slow it down following a championship and Bathurst double in 1991.
The 1992 Bathurst 1000 remains one of the most controversial in the history of the event, with the Skyline GT-R R32 crashing in the wet before the race was red flagged. The race was stopped and the results declared, handing the win to Richards and Skaife. The angst from the crowd led to Richards delivering an infamous podium speech.
The Skyline GT-R R32 and Mazda 767B rotary-powered sportscar feature alongside a Formula 1 car and a grand prix motorcycle on the 2024 Adelaide Motorsport Festival promotional poster. The Formula 1 car and grand prix motorcycle will be announced in the coming weeks.
Categories featuring Formula 1, V8 Supercars, Group C and A touring cars, sportscars, IndyCars and more will again feature over the course of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival, with more news on categories, star cars and drivers and on and off-track activations coming soon.
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