Nissan: Nissan battles during Spa as both GT-Rs get to a mottled flag

Posted on 02. Aug, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium Despite a uneasy competition during a 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, Nissan GT Academy Team RJN got both Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 machines to a 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps mottled flag.

The team’s PRO entrance of Lucas Ordonez, Mitsunori Takaboshi and Alex Buncombe showed clever competition gait notwithstanding starting 43rd on a 69-car grid.

The contingent changed their approach by container rising adult to 20th by a 18th hour of race. Their efforts were hampered by a array of unfortunately timed full march yellow reserve automobile periods.

However with 5 hours, 25 mins remaining, a group was forced to array to correct a behind stop light issue. The soppy continue that Spa is eminent for finally strike with 4 hours, 48 mins remaining, though afterwards difficulty struck 3 and a half hours to go when a No.23 GT-R mislaid drive.

The group was means to get a automobile behind to a array box and went by a gearbox change in usually 60 minutes. The Spanish/Japanese/English contingent afterwards had an comfortable run to a dwindle – including avoiding a play that kicked off with a remarkable sleet showering with 30 mins to go – to cranky a line in 44th place.

The No.22 PRO-AM automobile featured Sean Walkinshaw (UK) alongside GT Academy winners Ricardo Sanchez (Mexico), Matt Simmons (Australia) and Romain Sarazin (France).

The party also showed good competition gait though were hampered after 5 hours when Sanchez stopped on march with an electrical-based fuel siphon issue. The Mexican showed off his automatic talents to get a automobile mobile again (circuit breaker issue) to get a automobile behind to a pits where a organisation finished a full repair.

From that indicate forward, a 4 immature drivers any gained profitable knowledge as a group finished an comfortable run to finish in 37th place.

“Luck wasn’t on a side, though in loyal Spa character we only kept during it and got both cars to a finish line,” pronounced group trainer Bob Neville. “Some teams had large hopes of a clever outcome here and weren’t means to lift it off, and other drivers come here for years though ever removing a competition finish, so to get both cars home is utterly an achievement. We didn’t have a gait we would have liked, though in competition conditions a cars were utterly clever and I’m gay we were means to conflict by some headaches in a competition to get to a finish.”


NISMO Calendar

August 6-7
Super GT, Fuji Speedway, Japan

August 13-14
Micra Cup, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
Utah Motorsports Campus, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

August 20-21
Super GT, 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


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