Nissan has withdrawn from the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship which it was scheduled to make a return after pulling out of the 2015 season due to technical difficulties.
Nissan took part in the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours with three Nissan GT-R LM Nismo cars, they qualified 25 seconds slower than other LMP1 competitors. This was the only WEC event they took part in promising to make a full return in 2016. The car was different from other LMP1 racers in that it utilized a front mid-engined layout as opposed to the rear mid-engined layout found on its competitors.
Despite withdrawing from WEC, Nissan has pledged to extend its support to other WEC teams especially those racing with the new LMP3 cars. Nissan has been providing engines to several teams in the prototype category in the past.
That said, they will put more focus on their GT cars especially the GT-R Nismo GT3 which helped them win the 2015 Super GT title, Blancpain Endurance Series Pro Cup title as well as winning the Bathurst 12 Hour race.