Harry Tincknell called his first major manufacturer contract a dream after the British driver was announced as part of the Nissan line-up for the upcoming World Endurance Championship season.

The 23-year-old claimed victory in last year's Le Mans 24 hour race in the LMP2 class in a Zytek Z11SN-Nissan, co-driving alongside Simon Dolan and Oliver Turvey. The Exeter-born driver also finished runner-up in the European Le Mans Series last year and is hopeful he can carry his strong form into 2015 with Nissan.

"This is my first ever major manufacturer contract," said Tincknell. "It's something you dream about when you are in karting. To be part of the Nissan family, with all its history and heritage, is amazing and I hope this is just the start of a long and successful relationship."

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2015 will mark Tinckell's debut season in the LMP1 class as he joins Tsugio Matsuda, Olivier Pla and Marc Gene, who have also been confirmed as Nissan drivers for the WEC.

"There are great opportunities in sports cars for those who put the work in," he added. "I've got this amazing opportunity with Nissan and now I'm looking forward to cracking on with testing and ultimately doing my first Le Mans in the top class."

The young British driver also spoke about his delight of racing against some of his heroes who he grew up watching.

"I've watched the likes of Mark Webber and Anthony Davidson on the TV since I was nine and now I get to race against them!"