Nissan: WEEKEND RACE RESULTS: GT-R aces quick in World Challenge battles during COTA; Nissan leads Australian V8 Supercar championship

Posted on 07. Mar, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

AUSTIN, Texas and ADELAIDE, Australia Pirelli World Challenge aces Bryan Heitkotter and James Davison both showed considerable gait on house a Always Evolving/AIM Autosport Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s during Circuit of a Americas in Austin, Texas final weekend.

Former GT academy leader Heitkotter and Australian ace Davison both available laps during a front of a container in a dual World Challenge races on Saturday and Sunday.

Heitkotter done a overwhelming start in Saturday’s competition to jump from sixth on a grid to lead a race. He hold a tip mark until a failing moments of a competition before finishing second.

Davison was also clever with a fourth place finish.

Sunday’s competition however, did not go utterly to devise for a team. While both drivers led laps in a event, Heitkotter (who started from stick after recording a fastest path on Saturday) and Davison both struck trouble.

Davison was forced to finish a stop, and a 10-second chastisement for hit in a run adult to a initial dilemma while Heitkotter fell out of a competition lead after pang a prosaic tire. The issues pushed a span behind to 13th (Davison) and 19th (Heitkotter) during a mottled flag.

“Sunday started unequivocally well, and we were 1-2 exiting a initial dilemma that was a good start to a race,” Heitkotter said. “We finished adult carrying some problems and both didn’t have a finish we wanted, though we know a group was clever and a cars were strong. we feel bad for a guys and Nissan, though we gave it all though only had some bad racing luck. we was unequivocally gratified about second place on Saturday, though apparently were we finished currently isn’t good for a championship. But a a prolonged deteriorate and anything can happen. We’ll keep pulling tough during St Petersburg subsequent week.”


NISMO V8 Supercars motorist Michael Caruso leads a 2016 V8 Supercars Championship following a drama-filled opening turn of a championship on a streets of Adelaide, Australia. 

It’s a initial time that a Nissan motorist has led a Australian Touring Car Championship (now V8 Supercars Championship) given Mark Skaife won a 1992 pretension during Oran Park Jun 21, 1992.

Caruso finished second in a final 250km leg of a season-opening event, that began in boiling 97-degree degree, feverishness though shortly incited into a competition for presence as torrential sleet descended on a Adelaide Parklands travel circuit.

Three Nissan drivers are in a tip 10 in points after a season-opening Clipsal 500, that enclosed dual x 125km races on Saturday and a 250km competition on Sunday.

Brothers Todd and Rick Kelly lay eighth and 10th in a pretension follow on 181 and 171 points respectively. Caruso enjoys a 15-point lead during a tip of a container with 222 points warranted with finishes of 13th, sixth and second in a 3 races.

“A lot of bid has left in over a off deteriorate to start a championship in a best approach possible, and there’s no improved approach to finishing a weekend in a lead of a championship,” Caruso said. “A lot of credit to everybody concerned – not only during a track, though also behind during a bureau for their tough work. Now a genuine tough work starts and we have to say these formula and keep pulling tough so we can stay during a front of a field.”

The V8 Supercar teams now start credentials for a non-championship Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix support races during Albert Park on Mar 17-20.



March 9-10:
Blancpain Endurance Series Pre-season Test, Circuit Paul Ricard, France

March 11-13:
Pirelli World Challenge, St Petersburg travel circuit, Florida

March 17-20:
V8 Supercars, Australian Grand Prix Support Race, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

March 22-23:
European Le Mans Series Official Test, Circuit Paul Ricard, France

March 25-26:
FIA WEC Prologue, Circuit Paul Ricard, France


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