Nissan: Nissan-powered ESM group wins during Laguna Seca

Posted on 11. Sep, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

MONTEREY, Calif. – The Nissan-powered ESM group scored a second win of a IMSA deteriorate with a overwhelming feat from a behind of a container for a No. 22 twin of Pipo Derani and Johannes outpost Overbeek.

The group started during a back of a antecedent margin notwithstanding Derani environment a fourth fastest subordinate time. The group chose to start outpost Overbeek in a car, incurring a penalty.

Van Overbeek avoided disharmony in his army with an opening path collision as a immature waved. The No. 22 appurtenance suffered repairs though was means to continue – distinct a series of a team’s antecedent rivals.

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Battling illness, outpost Overbeek finished his army and handed a automobile over to Derani who ran to a mottled flag.

Early in his stint, Derani suffered hit with another automobile and spun, losing a profitable belligerent done adult early in a race. Despite a setback, a Brazilian motorist forged by a GT fields before operative his approach by a antecedent ranks.

Derani took a lead with only over 30 mins to go and hold it until a mottled flag, eventually winning by some-more than 10 seconds over second place.

“Fantastic,” pronounced Derani. “My group is amazing. If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have finished where we finished today. We had a tough competition – hit and a spin. They kept pulling me over a radio. Save fuel, save tires, though kept pulling me all a time. An extraordinary day with an pass during a encircle that is nice. we can’t appreciate this group enough; if it wasn’t for them, they wouldn’t have given me such a good automobile on aged tires that we consider was a pivotal today. Thanks to my teammate Johannes for a illusory job. Lucky during a start, we roughly got caught. But we need a small bit of fitness as well.”

The group now has a sights set on repeating a opening from final year during a final turn of a championship during Petit Le Mans during Road Atlanta where they scored a win with Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel and Brendon Hartley.

 

NISMO Calendar

September 15-16
Super GT, Sportsland Sugo, Japan
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Sandown International Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

September 22-23
Blancpain GT Series Asia, Shanghai International Circuit, China
European Le Mans Series, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Michelin Le Mans Cup, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Nissan Micra Cup, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
British GT Championship, Donington Park, England

 

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