Nissan: Heitkotter sweeps Salt Lake City with dual GT-R victories

Posted on 16. Aug, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Nissan GT Academy leader Bryan Heitkotter stormed to his initial altogether veteran win this weekend – afterwards corroborated that adult to take a purify brush aboard his Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 during a Utah Motorsports Campus.



The Pirelli World Challenge racer competent third for a initial competition on Saturday for a Always Evolving/AIM Autosport patrol and took a lead on a outward of spin one on a opening lap.

He charged divided during a front of a container and was unchallenged to win his initial altogether GT3 competition by 3.632 seconds.

The 2011 GT Academy USA leader took 5 GTA category wins final year before graduating from a pledge category into a full pro ranks.

Saturday’s feat was a initial altogether World Challenge win for a Californian ace and a initial Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 win in a array given Road America in Jun final year.



Not calm with only holding his win, Heitkotter steady a opening on Sunday. Starting from a front row, he took a lead into spin one and afterwards brought home his second feat by 1.375 seconds.

“I’m only so happy to be a partial of this team,” pronounced Heitkotter. “Always Evolving and Nissan came together for this GT-R GT3 module in America and it has been a dream come loyal – we can’t appreciate everybody enough. The automobile was even improved currently than yesterday. we started one position aloft on a front quarrel and had a flattering good start and was means to take a lead into spin one. The guys behind me battled it out for a integrate of laps and we was means to build a opening and we could conduct it from there. Adderly Fong was requesting some flattering good vigour for many of a competition so that kept it interesting.

“I was doing all we could to strike my outlines and be as quick as probable while being easy on a tires. It went immature a whole way; we never know if we are going to get yellow and are going to have a restart. In a finish it was a really tough though good managed race. All interjection to a guys for giving me such a good automobile to drive. we can’t trust it: dual wins in a row. Utah has been good to me. I’m looking brazen to a subsequent competition in Sonoma and really happy to be creation good gains in a championship late in a season.”

British motorist Craig Dolby finished a weekend in 10th and eighth places in a dual races though also surfaced a times in a Sunday morning warm-up in his U.S. debut. Dolby is one of a drivers underneath care for a Always Evolving / AIM Autosport designed enlargement for 2017. The group final week announced skeleton to enhance to a three-car group for a 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Championship.



NISMO Calendar

August 20-21
Japanese Formula 3, Motegi, Japan

August 27-28
European Le Mans Series, Paul Ricard, France
Blancpain GT Series, Sprint Cup, Hungaroring, Hungary
Super GT, Suzuka, Japan
Australian Supercars, Sydney Motorsports Park, Sydney, Australia

September 3-4
FIA WEC, Mexico City, Mexico
Micra Cup, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Canada


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