Nissan Australia Supercars drivers Caruso and de Silvestro go on a UK sports tour
By Scott Green
June 15, 2017
Nissan Motorsport stars Michael Caruso and Simona de Silvestro recently took time out from their Virgin Australia Supercars Championship campaigns to escort a group of Australian fans on a UK sports trip of a lifetime.
The Australian and Swiss Nissan Altima drivers took the competition winners to the UEFA Champions League Final as well as two ICC Champions Trophy one-day cricket matches in Birmingham, England, including Australia’s clash with New Zealand.
The duo were accompanied by Melbourne City footballer Neil Kilkenny, who also attended the Champions League final in Cardiff. The event was a bittersweet night for Caruso who is an avid Juventus fan. His team lost out to Real Madrid 4-1.
Nissan is a sponsor of European football governing body UEFA, the International Cricket Council, and Kilkenny’s club in the Australian A-League football competition.
“I’ve been to lots of sporting events around the world, but I have never been to anything like the Champions League final,” said de Silvestro. “The crowd was making so much noise they are so passionate. It was great to be a part of, and you couldn’t take the smile off the faces of our competition winners.”
The duo will be back on track this weekend in Australia when the championship visits Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway from June 16 to 18.
24 Hours of Le Mans, Le Mans, France
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, Circuit Paul Ricard, France
Pirelli World Challenge, Road America, Wisconsin, USA
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Watkins Glen, New York, USA
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