Nissan: Caruso and Nissan squeeze sixth during Phillip Island V8 Supercar race

Posted on 20. Apr, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

PHILLIP ISLAND, Victoria, Australia – Nissan Motorsport overcame a severe start final weekend to record a tip 6 finish during a V8 Supercar Phillip Island SuperSprint round.

After starting Sunday’s 200km competition in 10th, Michael Caruso was means to allege by a margin and cranky a line in sixth.

Good plan and clever gait authorised Caruso to conflict nearby a front and denote a kind of gait a group were awaiting all weekend from a Altima. The #23 Nissan NISMO motorist now sits in P7 in a championship indicate standings.

The #15 Sengled Racing Altima of Rick Kelly showed clever speed during subordinate to record a eighth-fastest time. Despite being incompetent to lift that gait into a race, Kelly still worked his approach by a margin following an early array stop, eventually finishing in 11th place.

Todd Kelly spent most of his competition stranded underneath a behind wing of his brother’s Altima to finish 12th, with Dale Wood completing a Sunday competition in 18th. Sunday’s formula followed finishes of 11th (Todd Kelly), 13th (Caruso), 14th (Rick Kelly) and 20th (Wood) on Saturday.

“It was good to not usually validate consistently though also make it count in a competition and pierce adult some spots,” pronounced Caruso. “It’s a good certain for a automobile and everybody here during Nissan. This moves us behind adult in a Championship standings and keeps us in a good position to pierce forward.”

NISMO Calendar

April 23-24
Blancpain GT Endurance, Monza, Italy
Pirelli World Challenge, Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama, USA

May 3-4
Super GT, Fuji Speedway, Japan

May 7-8
FIA WEC, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Blancpain GT Sprint, Brands Hatch, England
V8 Supercar, Barbagallo Raceway, Western Australia, Australia

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

 

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Contact

Jane Johnstone
Marketing Communications Director
Global Motorsport Communications
Nissan/NISMO
Phone: +44 7979 710646
Email: jane.johnstone@nissan.co.uk

Paul Ryan
Marketing and PR Manager
Phone: +1 678 644 0404
Email: paul@nismosupport.com

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