Nissan: Strong gait for Nissan in Blancpain scurry final in Barcelona

Posted on 04. Oct, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

BARCELONA Nissan GT Academy Team RJN resolved a 2016 Blancpain GT Series during Barcelona with some considerable gait and a barnstorming competition start by Alex Buncombe.

After subordinate 20th during a Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya aboard a No.23 GT-R, Buncombe charged adult to 12th in a early stages of a subordinate competition before handing over to Japanese motorist Mitsunori Takaboshi.

The Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 continued to pierce brazen to cranky a line in ninth place during a mottled flag.

Sean Walkinshaw and Ricardo Sanchez also done clever swell in a No.22 Silver Cup entrance – relocating from 29th on a grid by to a 24th place finish.

In a categorical race, Takaboshi was on house for a start before handing over to Buncombe. The Japanese/English twin battled tough though only missed out on a tip 10 outcome in 11th place.

Walkinshaw and Sanchez changed adult one position to take a dwindle in 23rd.

“We finished each competition this year with both No.23 and No.23 – infrequently behind like during Spa and Paul Ricard – though we had a 100 percent finishing record that says a lot for a GT-R,” pronounced Bob Neville, conduct of Nissan GT Academy Team RJN. “We’ve had some good highlights this year including fourth place during Monza, fifth during Paul Ricard and on a lectern during a Nürburgring in third.”

Nissan contested both a Sprint and Endurance crater rounds for a initial time this year with Buncombe, Takaboshi and Lucas Ordóñez completing a Endurance choice and GT Academy winners Matt Simmons and Romain Sarazin pushing with Walkinshaw.




NISMO Calendar

October 8-9
Super GT, Chang International Circuit, Thailand
Australian Supercars, Bathurst 1000, Mount Panorama, NSW, Australia
Pirelli World Challenge, Laguna Seca, Monterey, California, USA

October 15-16
FIA WEC, Fuji Speedway, Japan

October 22-23
ELMS, Estoril, Portugal
Australian Supercars, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


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