Nissan: Nissan continues considerable form with Long Beach podium

Posted on 18. Apr, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

LONG BEACH, Calif. – In a third turn of a 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship, Nissan energy propelled Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel to a second-place finish during a prestigious Long Beach Grand Prix.

The outcome mirrors a ESM team’s finish from final year, where a American/Scottish twin scored Nissan’s initial antecedent lectern of a Daytona Prototype International era.

Starting from eighth position, Sharp had a good initial army in a 100-minute race. Following a discerning array stop, Dalziel took over with a Nissan-powered antecedent in fourth place.

After a final dash for fuel, Dalziel set follow after a Acura of Ricky Taylor. After a reserve automobile with 22 mins to go, a Scotsman pounced on a restart to squeeze second place.

Dalziel was means to tighten on a competition leader, usually to make a tiny blunder late in a race.

“Second place dual years in a row! It was a bit worse this year than final year, though we had a good car, and an unbelievably good array stop,” Dalziel said.

Added Dalziel: “The guys nailed it, and we gained a garland of places. It was such a good racecar. we done a tiny mistake, that so many of us did with all a marbles out there. Second place was a good day. It was a severe one for a No. 22 car, so we’ll take it.”

After starting ninth, a No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi of Johannes outpost Overbeek and Pipo Derani fell plant to a pointless cadence of misfortune.

Debris from another automobile struck an outmost symbol on a automobile that shifted a delivery onto neutral. The FIA requires this button, that allows a automobile to be pushed off a lane if it stalls on a course. The ESM group primarily suspected a automobile had a delivery problem, usually to learn a genuine means after a race.

In other Nissan antecedent action, GT Academy ace Ricardo Sanchez finished seventh in his Michelin Le Mans Cup entrance during Circuit Paul Ricard, while a RLR MSport group took a feat in a LM P3 category in a opening turn of this year’s European Le Mans Series – also during Circuit Paul Ricard.

NISMO Calendar

April 21-22

  • Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, Monza, Italy
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Phillip Island Victoria, Australia

April 26-29

  • Classic Motorsports Mitty, Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia (Nissan is featured marque)


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Anna Teslik
Global Motorsport Marketing and Communications Manager
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Paul Ryan
Marketing and PR Manager

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