Nissan's three LMP1 entries will start from the back of the Le Mans 24 Hour prototype field after failing to lap inside the 110 per cent limit during qualifying.

The Japanese manufacturer's high profile return to LMP1 endurance racing has undergone a difficult start to 2015 and has been handed a further blow by the qualifying penalty.

As a result, the three Nissan GT-R LM NISMO machines will start from 30th, 31st and 32nd respectively, which drops them behind the majority of the LMP2 grid.

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Only the LMP2 Ibanez Oreca will start behind the factory Nissans after one of its drivers failed to set lap times within the minimum requirements.

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A shame they have spent millions on this endeavor . they have and Toyota included have never WON LeMans . Even Mazda and that victory would never have happened without Tom Walkinshaw his team and mostly his car .the Nissan looks so much like a Panoz with a roof and front wheel drive.how about Toyota crying budget woes this year Porsche /Audi spent 3 Billion they will win !piles of Money and a good race pace always works