Nissan: Promising run halted for Nissan in Hampton Downs 101 in Australia

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

HAMPTON DOWNS, New Zealand A earnest weekend for Nissan drivers Michael Caruso and Matt Simmons came to a beforehand finish during a Hampton Downs 101 in New Zealand.

After subordinate in third place after a tip 10 shootout, Supercars star Caruso showed clever competition gait in a Nissan GT Academy Team Kelly GT-R NISMO GT3, relocating to a lead after his opening stint.

Australian GT Academy leader Simmons tender in a early partial of his army though suffered hit with a lapped car. The repairs to a Nissan to forced a No.35 out of a race.

“It was a tough approach to finish a entrance weekend in Australian GT,” pronounced Simmons. “Michael had finished a unequivocally clever start and we were in a good position, though unfortunately median by my army we finished hit with a behind pen who went far-reaching during Turn dual hairpin. We had left front repairs that had to retire a car. It’s tough to not finish with a speed we had, though a atmosphere during Hampton Downs and a NISMO supporters that came out finished my initial racing knowledge in New Zealand unequivocally special.”

The subsequent time a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 hits a lane will be in dual weeks during a Highlands Park nearby Queenstown, NZ for a final turn of a Australian GT Championship.

“It was unsatisfactory to see a automobile crashed out after such a earnest run by a weekend,” pronounced Caruso. “We put a GT-R in a good position to get a result. It is such a contrition that Matt had a strife with a lapped car. It was only a racing incident, though adequate to order us out. Despite a miss of result, it was extraordinary to finally get a possibility to competition a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3. It is a mega car. we adore it, and we can’t wait to get behind in it during Highlands in dual weeks time.”

NISMO Calendar

November 5-6
FIA WEC, Shanghai, China
Australian Supercars, Pukekohe, New Zealand

November 12-13
Super GT, Twin-Ring Motegi, Japan
Australian GT Championship, Highlands Park, Queenstown, New Zealand

November 19-20
FIA WEC, Bahrain


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