Nissan: Rick Kelly shines notwithstanding shock in Tasmanian V8 supercar battle

Posted on 07. Apr, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

SYMMONS PLAINS, TASMANIA Rick Kelly was a resplendent star for Nissan Motorsports in Australian V8 Supercar foe on a weekend, scoring a tip 4 finish on Saturday before stop issues struck on Sunday during Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania.

Kelly was on lane for a repeat clever opening during a 200km Sunday event. After subordinate 12th, an early array stop leapt a #15 Sengled Racing Altima into a tip four, a position that he confirmed for many of a competition until a stop emanate (broken rotor) forced his retirement.

“We had a automobile that was illusory and we were honestly in with shot of a tip 4 or 5 today,” Rick Kelly said.

“We’re withdrawal Symmons Plans with gait and haven’t finished that in a lot of years. It a flattering poignant credit for a guys to removing a cars to where they indispensable to be here.

“If we do a good job, we’ve been means to get good into a tip 6 each race. It shows we’ve taken a step brazen and we need to gain on that. Today hasn’t helped on a points, so we need to put a conduct down and get those points back.”

The remaining 3 Nissan Altimas finished 11th (Michael Caruso), 12th (Todd Kelly) and 20th (Dale Wood) in Sunday’s competition – improving from a 19th, 21st and 22nd place finishes by Todd Kelly, Caruso and Wood on Saturday.

Next adult for V8 Supercars is a lapse to a quick issuing Phillip Island circuit in Victoria – a circuit some-more matched to a Altima’s strengths. Last deteriorate Nissan Motorsport scored 6 tip 10 finishes from a 3 races during Phillip Island including Todd and Rick Kelly finishing fifth and sixth in a final race.


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