Nissan Motorsport continues to chase a second V8 Supercars Championship race win, nearing two years since its controversial breakthrough success.
The four-car team has shown plenty of promise since James Moffat's triumph at Winton in 2013, where the trial of a revised fuel blend in two of its cars awkwardly coincided with a one-two result.
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A lack of straightline speed continues to prove a major headache for the Altimas, however, holding back what is thought to be an otherwise strong chassis.
The team planned to address the issue with a two-pronged approach this year, starting with another revision of its aerodynamic package focussed on reducing drag.
Although the aero changes are said to have worked, a modest start to the campaign that is yet to yield a top five finish places further emphasis on a promised mid-year engine upgrade.
The logistics of sourcing and developing a revised cylinder head has been a lengthy and complex process, with the team continuing to work on the changes prior to homologation.
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