Nissan: Nissan GT-R scores top-5 finish during Circuit Paul Ricard

Posted on 27. Jun, 2017 by in Nissan Canada

Le CASTELLET, France — The Nissan GT-R has scored a top-5 finish during Circuit Paul Ricard for a second uninterrupted year, with Lucas Ordóñez, Alex Buncombe and Katsumasa Chiyo heading a assign for Motul Team RJN.

The teams of a Blancpain GT Championship Endurance Cup had to understanding with peppery feverishness all weekend in a south of France. The group even commissioned a blow-up pool in a paddock for a drivers to cold off between stints.

While both Nissan GT-Rs were unhappy after qualifying, a No. 23 entrance of bureau aces Ordóñez/Buncombe/Chiyo and a No. 22 automobile of Matt Simmons, Matt Parry and Struan Moore achieved improved in a race.

The No. 22 GT-R competent 25th and primarily fell behind in a margin before commencement a impetus forward. The No. 23 GT-R, that started from 32nd on a grid, done it to a top-10 by nightfall.

Simmons, Parry and Moore only missed out on a top-10 finish, channel a line in 11th. For former Nissan GT Academy leader Simmons, it was a many considerable weekend nonetheless of his Blancpain GT career.

The No. 23 Nissan GT-R NISMO, that intent in a extreme late-race conflict for a lectern spot, eventually finished fifth — a same outcome a group scored in 2016.

“We’re unequivocally happy with a result,” Ordóñez said. “After starting 32nd we unequivocally didn’t consider we’d be nearby a podium, though to finish adult fighting tough in fifth is a illusory result. It is a initial points of a year and this was good credentials for a Spa-Francorchamps 24 hours, that is a large competition of a season.

“Our gait was illusory and we had good fun in both my stints — one during a day and one during night. We mislaid a small bit of time during one of a stops though a whole group did an extraordinary job. The Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 was quick via a whole competition and it is shining to finish with a top-5.”




NISMO Calendar

July 1-2
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Watkins Glen, New York

July 8-9
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario, Canada
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

July 15-16
FIA World Endurance Championship, Nurburgring, Germany
Micra Cup, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada


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