Nissan: Top 5 for Rick Kelly in Western Australian V8 Supercar fight

Posted on 09. May, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

WANNEROO, Australia Nissan Motorsport has available a clever finish to a V8 Supercar Perth Supersprint during Barbagallo Raceway, with Rick Kelly and Michael Caruso both finishing inside a Top 10.

The No.15 Sengled Altima started a 83-lap competition in seventh place, following a clever subordinate bid progressing in a day. Running a three-stop strategy, Rick Kelly was means to use a gait of uninformed tires to make his approach to fifth by mottled flag.

“Today’s formula were good for us,” pronounced Kelly. “Fifth for us is illusory and as is being usually 1.2 seconds off a lead. We had a illusory automobile with good strategy. You always wish to get a ultimate outcome and we didn’t utterly get that today. This is another of those rounds that used to be a tough one for us, though now we’re withdrawal with good gait and potential. we consider once we gain on it a small bit relocating forward, afterwards we’re adult there with a front guys.”

Caruso’s No.23 Nissan NISMO entrance started a competition in 22nd and indeed forsaken serve positions after a immature light. A dynamic expostulate – interconnected with some glorious plan calls – resulted in Caruso eventually channel a line in 9th place.

Highlights of a weekend for Todd Kelly enclosed a seventh place finish in Saturday’s race, while Dale Wood had his best subordinate opening of a year when he was 13th fastest for Sunday’s race.

The V8 Supercars patrol will now set a sights on Winton Motor Racing in dual weeks time – a stage of a team’s new exam and also a venue where a Nissan Altima V8 Supercar scored a initial competition victory.

NISMO Calendar

May 14-15
ELMS, Imola – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Italy
Blancpain GT Endurance, Silverstone, England
Micra Cup Canada, Calabogie Motorsports Park, Ontario, Canada

May 21-22
V8 Supercar, Winton, Victoria, Australia
Pirelli World Challenge, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario, Canada

May 28-29
Nurburgring 24 Hour, Nurburgring, Germany
Pirelli World Challenge, Lime Rock Park, Connecticut, USA
Micra Cup Canada, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada


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