MOTOR SPORT: Aiello is new man at Nissan

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The Independent Online
LAURENT AIELLO has secured the coveted drive alongside David Leslie with Nissan in the 1999 British Touring Car Championship. The 29-year- old Frenchman moves from the German touring car series in which he claimed last year's title and was runner-up this season for Peugeot.

Aiello, the French touring car champion in 1994, was also part of the Porsche team which won the Le Mans 24-hour race in June.

He replaces Anthony Reid, who helped Nissan win the manufacturers' championship in this year's British series before joining Alain Menu at Ford.

Aiello will make his first competitive appearance for Nissan when the 1999 series gets under way at Donington Park over the Easter weekend.

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