Acura Automobiles: Acura NSX GT3s Start Off Strong during Lime Rock Park

Posted on 27. Jul, 2018 by in Acura Canada

  • Lawson Aschenbach takes his Meyer Shank Racing Acura to second-quickest on a day
  • Katherine Legge posts third-fastest time in her NSX GT-3
  • GT-only WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition takes place on Saturday

As has been a box around most of a 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, 3 Friday use sessions during a fast, tight, Lime Rock Park highway march resulted in an intensely tighten field.  The 3 hour-longs sessions meant a bustling day for drivers and teams, and during a finish of a final use a span of Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3s were during a pointy finish of a time sheets.

Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3
The Meyer Shank Racing NSX GT3s started a weekend on a certain note, with a #86 Acura of Katherine Legge and Alvaro Parente finale a hour-long event second fastest in GTD, with teammates Lawson Aschenbach and Alvaro Parente sixth in their #93 NSX GT3.

After regulating a second use event to concentration on competition setup work, a MSR Acura’s were once again nearby a tip of a time sheets in a final, and quickest event of a day.  Aschenbach posting a second-quickest GTD time of a day, with Legge reduction than a tenth of a second back, third in GTD.

Acura NSX GT3 activities continue Saturday during Lime Rock Park with subordinate during 9:30 a.m. EDT and a sixth turn of a 11-race GTD championship.  The immature dwindle for a two-hour, 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix flies during 3 p.m. EDT.

Quotes
Lawson Aschenbach (driver, #93 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3) 2nd fastest in final practice: “Overall, a good day in a Acura NSX GT3. This is a singular lane and it produces a lot of challenges: close-quarters racing; framework setup, that can be influenced by lane conditions, temperature, even cloud conditions around a race.  Both of a Meyer Shank Racing Acura’s have been discerning all day, and I’m unequivocally confident for a competition tomorrow.”

Katherine Legge (driver, #86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3) 3rd fastest in final practice: “We finished adult P3 on a day, and we consider we’re going in a right instruction with a [chassis] setup.  I’m unequivocally happy with a car, we done some large gains in this final use and we were discerning around a prolonged run. we consider we’re in good figure for a race.”

Acura Team Penske Prototype
IMSA’s Prototype difficulty is not a partial of a IMSA weekend during Lime Rock, though a Acura ARX-05s will lapse to a WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for a Aug 3-5 Continental Tire Road Race Showcase during Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. 

Where to watch a Northeast Grand Prix
The Northeast Grand Prix starts during 3 p.m. EDT Saturday, Jul 21, with same-day radio coverage on Fox Sports 1, starting during 4 p.m. EDT.

Fans can listen to audio explanation around IMSA.com, RadioLeMans.com and Sirius XM Radio; and follow a competition live around in-car cameras, IMSA Radio and timing scoring accessible worldwide on IMSA.com and a IMSA mobile device App.

Video recaps from this weekend’s Acura racing activities during Lime Rock Park will be posted on a “Honda Racing/HPD” YouTube channel. Produced by a Carolinas Production Group, a videos can be found in a HPD Playlist at: https://www.youtube.com/HondaRacingHPDTV.

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Circuit: Lime Rock Park (1.474-mile highway course) Lakeville, CT
Weather: Mostly sunny, warm, 80 degrees F

Top-10 GTD Friday Final Practice Results:

 

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