Nissan: Davison charges to fourth in Long Beach

Posted on 18. Apr, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

LONG BEACH, Calif. Always Evolving/AIM Autosport Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 motorist James Davison pulled out a overwhelming expostulate to fourth place on a streets of Long Beach currently in a latest Pirelli World Challenge round.

After usually subordinate 11th fastest, Davison done a charging start to be seventh after a opening lap. He again done a many of restarts after a initial yellow dwindle and done serve swell to pierce to fifth place.

In competition strewn with occurrence and accidents, Davison gathering a purify competition to eventually finish fourth on a revengeful travel circuit that isn’t ideally matched to a GT-R.

Davison’s teammate, former GT Academy leader Bryan Heitkotter, was one of a drivers to “bitten” by a revengeful Long Beach petrify walls – nosing his GT-R into a spin one tire wall and bringing his competition to an early end.

“Going into today’s competition we knew creation good starts and restarts were going to be critical, and that’s what we did,” pronounced Davison. “We maximized a strength of a GT-R in a true line, and we was unequivocally assertive underneath brakes into spin one and upheld a integrate of cars down a inside and outside. I’m unequivocally gratified for a team. We unequivocally punched above a weight on a parsimonious travel circuit.”

Davison, Heitkotter and a group will now conduct to Barber Motorsport Park in Alabama subsequent weekend – a venue where both drivers stood on a tip step of a lectern final year.

“We all make mistakes, and Bryan will be behind racing during Barber this week, and I’m certain he’ll be unequivocally encouraged to make amends,” Davison said. “Last year during Barber, it was soppy in subordinate and a GT-R was unequivocally strong. we started initial and finished initial – carrying lane position was a large asset. Having some some-more sleet this week wouldn’t harm us during all.”

Upcoming 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

 

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

Paul Ryan
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Phone: +1 678 644 0404
Email: paul@nismosupport.com

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