Nissan: Buncombe energetically available Nissan’s Blancpain scurry return

Posted on 06. Apr, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy Nissan’s Alex Buncombe was partial of a motorist choice that triumphed in final year’s Blancpain Endurance Series, though this week a Englishman is energetically available a lapse of a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 to a Blancpain Sprint Series during Misano in Italy.

For 2016, Nissan will competition both a Endurance and Sprint rounds of a Blancpain GT Series with a Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli entertainment a opening scurry eventuality before a teams lapse to Italy dual weeks after for a initial continuation competition during Monza.

Buncombe will expostulate alongside Japanese ace Mitsunori Takaboshi aboard a No.23 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN entrance with former Mexican GT Academy leader Ricardo Sanchez and newly sealed NISMO contestant Sean Walkinshaw pushing a No.22 entry.

The Misano scurry turn will underline dual x one-hour races on (one any on Saturday and Sunday) with a initial competition conducted during night with a immature dwindle during 8:50pm. The initial continuation competition dual weeks after during Monza facilities a singular three-driver, three-hour event.

“I can’t wait to get going in Misano. It has been a prolonged winter and I’m unequivocally looking foward to removing behind behind a circle of a GT-R in a scurry series,” Buncombe said.

“It will be a new plea for a group and a drivers as well. Qualifying is going to be essential since we usually have a singular array stop with a array window between 25 and 35 mins into a race.

“There are 40 cars on a grid during Misano and it is utterly a tiny lane so my V8 Supercars knowledge might come in accessible with a bit of door-to-door action.

“The strategy between a scurry and continuation races are utterly different. In a continuation events we have to demeanour after your tyres though it is going to be prosaic out in a scurry races.”

Takaboshi is following in a footsteps of Katsumasa Chiyo who spent a past dual seasons in Europe, winning a Blancpain Endurance Series with Buncombe final year.

“Takaboshi-san did a good pursuit during a Paul Ricard test. He apparently knows a automobile though a team, a circuits and a array are all new to him,” Buncombe said.

“He has some large boots to fill following on from Chiyo-san though we am certain he is going to be quick and on a pace. For this weekend he will unequivocally be jumping in a low end. He not usually has to learn a circuit though a initial competition is during night that will also be new for him.

“He has a lot of knowledge in Japan so we am certain he will adjust and we am unequivocally looking brazen to being his teammate.”

Cars strike a lane for a initial time on Friday, Apr 8 for practice. Saturday’s (April 9) one-hour competition goes immature during 8:50pm internal time with Sunday’s (April 10) scurry kicking off during 2:15pm.


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