Nissan: Brilliant quarrel behind expostulate to take fifth in Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup movement during Paul Ricard

Posted on 28. Jun, 2016 by in Nissan Canada


LE CASTELLET, France – Nissan GT Academy Team RJN pulled off a clever outcome in a latest turn of a Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup during Circuit Paul Ricard final weekend with a fifth place finish for a No.23 GT-R.

The outcome seemed doubtful early in a six-hour enduro when Japanese ace Mitsunori Takaboshi was strike during a final dilemma and spun around, dropping a automobile he common with Lucas Ordóñez and Alex Buncombe behind to 31st position.

But as a object set in a South of France, a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 came alive and former GT Academy leader Ordóñez done adult 26 positions in his initial army before handing over to Buncombe.




“It felt like personification on PlayStation we was flitting so many cars,” pronounced Ordóñez. “The trade was huge, though all went good and it unequivocally was one of a best stints of my life. The car’s change was unequivocally clever as dark fell.”

The group continued to run strongly in a tip 10 as a competition continued before pang late set-back – blank a event to array as a full march yellow came out as Buncombe was already past a array entrance.

“The outcome was a small astonishing though we’ll take fifth after starting 21st,” pronounced Buncombe. “We had a really purify race, though unfortunately we missed out on a possibility of removing on a lectern as a full march yellow came out only as we was entrance over a start finish line. A lot of a rivals were means to array and benefit some lane position, though it was still a good outcome from a whole team.”

The No.22 GT-R of Sean Walkinshaw teamed with GT Academy winners Matt Simmons and Romain Sarazin suffered set-back on a opening path when Simmons was strike in a behind ensuing in a punctured tire and forced outing to a garage for repairs.

The group was means to get a automobile behind on track, and a contingent was means to get profitable night mileage in credentials for subsequent month’s 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.




NISMO Calendar

July 2-3
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, Nurburgring, Germany

July 9-10
Australian Supercars, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Micra Cup, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario, Canada

July 16-17
European Le Mans Series, Red Bull Ring, Australia

July 23-24
FIA WEC, Nuburgring, Germany
Super GT, Sugo, Japan
Australian Supercars, Queensland Raceway, Queensland, Australia
Micra Cup, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada


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