Nissan: Buncombe targets Silverstone gait after Brands Hatch battle

Posted on 09. May, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

BRANDS HATCH, England – Nissan GT Academy Team RJN might not have been undisguised contenders during Brands Hatch this weekend in a Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, though a group enters subsequent weekend’s Endurance Cup turn during Silverstone in a assured support of mind.

Neither Alex Buncombe or Sean Walkinshaw were means to get a transparent path in a second subordinate session, pulling a dual Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 machines behind to 33rd and 34th on a grid.

The dual races on Sunday were a opposite matter however. Mitsunori Takaboshi and Alex Buncombe gained 12 spots in a subordinate foe to finish 21st while Sean Walkinshaw and GT Academy leader Ricardo Sanchez finished 31st.

More swell was done in a categorical foe with a No.23 GT-R using as high as 15th before finishing 18th and a No.22 appurtenance channel a line in 22 – creation adult 9 positions and finishing third in a Silver Cup.

“I was flattering gratified with a categorical race, a automobile felt unequivocally nice,” pronounced Buncombe. “The guys done some changes on a car, that done a large disproportion and we found about a second a path in a categorical race. The idea was a tip 20 and we only got there in a end. It was a contrition since we were 15th and a reserve automobile came out during a wrong time. The accessible opening we had during a time left with a reserve car. When we went behind to immature we struggled for hold and got upheld by a few cars.”

Japanese motorist Mitsunori Takaboshi continued to stir in his initial deteriorate of European competition.

“I was anticipating we could repeat a good opening we showed in a Endurance Cup, though it incited out to be dual tough races for a GT-Rs in a Sprint Cup,” Takaboshi said. “It is frustrating that a outcome is not what we expected, and we didn’t collect any points, though we found good automobile setup for a subsequent races so we am feeling unequivocally positive.”

Buncombe competent on stick during Silverstone final year, and a No.23 GT-R led a opening army of a foe before pang hit with a back-marker only before a initial array stop, that subsequently pushed them out of row for a win.

The team’s No.22 Pro-Am entrance finished on a lectern in second place.

“Overall I’m happy with a automobile after Brands Hatch and looking brazen to subsequent weekend during Silverstone,” pronounced Buncombe. “That is the lane – always has been – I’m carefree it will be again subsequent weekend.”

NISMO Calendar

May 14-15
ELMS, Imola – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Italy
Blancpain GT Endurance, Silverstone, England
Micra Cup Canada, Calabogie Motorsports Park, Ontario, Canada

May 21-22
V8 Supercar, Winton, Victoria, Australia
Pirelli World Challenge, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario, Canada

May 28-29
Nurburgring 24 Hour, Nurburgring, Germany
Pirelli World Challenge, Lime Rock Park, Connecticut, USA
Micra Cup Canada, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada


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