Michael Caruso is feeling optimistic about Nissan Motorsport’s progress over the off-season following a successful shakedown of his brand new Altima chassis at Winton.

Caruso competed a faultless shakedown behind the wheel of the Nissan which sported a plain black livery ahead of its official livery launch next week.

“It was good day and it was pretty hot out there, The car ran faultlessly all day and the guys in the team did a brilliant job to put the car together.”

“It is nice to get into a new car and have no dramas to report, and we are looking forward to next week (the pre-season test) which is one of the most important days of the year.”

“To build a new car these days it involves every single department in the team to make it happen and they have all done a stellar job.”