- Ryan Eversley and Tom Dyer acquire top-nine finishes in any of a weekend’s 3 races
- Peter Kox and Mark Wilkins measure top-eight finishes in final dual races
- Team within strech of top-five finish in deteriorate standings streamer into Sonoma finale
The RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 group had one of a many unchanging weekends of a 2017 Pirelli World Challenge season, scoring 5 top-10 finishes on a Labor Day holiday eventuality that featured 3 PWC races.
Austin’s Circuit of a Americas not usually hosted a penultimate PWC competition weekend of a year, it also hosted a deferred fourth turn of a SprintX championship, that was rained out in Canada behind in May.
The group of Ryan Eversley and Tom Dyer took a Acura NSX GT3s to top-nine finishes in any of a 3 races, while a twin of Peter Kox and Mark Wilkins overcame a problem in a opening competition to acquire top-eight formula in a final dual events.
“This weekend was a good instance of creation a best of what we are given and maximizing a result,” pronounced NSX GT3 Project Leader Lee Niffenegger. “RTR came divided with 5 top-tens in 3 races by staying unchanging and gripping out of trouble. In further to a good points haul, a cars came out in one piece, due to a good pushing displayed by Mark, Peter, Ryan, and Tom in avoiding what could have been inauspicious incidents.”
Friday’s eventuality was a usually genuine hiccup for a RTR Acuras over a weekend, as a lax hood pin on a #93 of Kox and Wilkins caused early array stops and influenced a airflow on a car. In a end, with dual races left to run in a comfortable temperatures, a group motionless that option was a improved partial of bravery and late a car.
“One side of a hood didn’t shave in correctly. The breeze got underneath and pennyless a hood right off,” reported Wilkins. “We attempted to run it a small bit, though it started overheating since of a change in airflow, so a call was done to safety a automobile for a other dual races.”
The #43 Acura NSX of Eversley and Dyer came home in ninth place on Friday and had a clever start on Saturday before incurring a chastisement for being too quick on a motorist change – per regulations specified in a PWC SprintX format. Eversley brought a automobile to a pits in fifth place, though a chastisement meant that Dyer had to conflict to move home a ninth-place result. Meanwhile, a #93 rebounded from Friday’s ailment and finished seventh.
“We started ninth and came out of Turn One in fifth. we was means to move a automobile in, in a good position for Tom to take over,” pronounced Eversley. “He went out and was using great, and afterwards we satisfied we were 0.044-seconds too quick on a motorist change. But Tom did a good pursuit and we were happy with a finishes deliberation where a automobile was over a weekend.”
Sunday’s eventuality was a best of a weekend for a Acura NSX GT3 teams as both ran in a top-eight for many of a race. Eversley upheld a Cadillac of Ricky Taylor late in a competition to secure a weekend-best sixth-place run, while Kox and Wilkins finished eighth.
While a group felt advantageous to finish sixth after a perplexing weekend, it wasn’t until after a mottled dwindle that it saw only how advantageous a RealTime patrol had indeed been. Dyer was clipped by a Wright Motorsports Porsche during a clever start on that he had gained 7 spots. But a hit had focussed a bodywork toward a wheel, that had been solemnly digging into a tire, that eventually went prosaic on a cool-down lap.
“We held a mangle there for sure,” Dyer said. “It would have been a contrition to see a group remove a belligerent we had gained over a weekend with a prosaic tire. Kudos to a Pirellis for providing a clever tire for us to competition on.”
The Acura NSX GT3 racecar utilizes a prolongation NSX’s lightweight multi-material physique with aluminum-intensive space frame, and is powered by a 3.5-liter, 75-degree, twin-turbocharged DOHC V-6 engine. The engine uses a same pattern specifications as a prolongation 2017 Acura NSX, including a block, heads, valve train, crankshaft, pistons and dry-sump lubrication system. The engine is interconnected with a 6-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox, delivering energy to a back wheels. The NSX is constructed during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio.
Pirelli World Challenge
Circuit: Circuit of a Americas (3.431-mile highway course), Austin, Texas
[includes make-up competition from rained-out eventuality during Canadian Tire Motorsports Park]
Weather: Sunny, warm, 83 degrees F
Round 4 Results Friday:
Pos Drivers Team Car Status
1 Patrick Long/Jorg Bergmeister Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R 27 Laps
2 Daniel Mancinelli/Niccolo Schiro TR3 Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 +3.241 sec.
3 Daniel Morad/Ryan Dalziel CRP Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 +11.118
9 Ryan Eversley/Tom Dyer RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 +51.675
NC Peter Kox/Mark Wilkins RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 +21 Laps
Round 9 Results Saturday:
Pos Driver Team Car Status
1 Daniel Mancinelli/Niccolo Schiro TR3 Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 24 Laps
2 Johnny O’Connell/Ricky Taylor Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS V-R +2.158 sec.
3 Jon Fogarty/Wolf Henzler Gainsco Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R +2.483
7 Peter Kox/Mark Wilkins RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 +7.771
9 Ryan Eversley/Tom Dyer RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 +9.776
Round 10 Results Sunday:
Pos Driver Team Car Status
1 Daniel Morad/Ryan Dalziel CRP Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 XX Laps
2 Patrick Long/Jorg Bergmeister Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R +1.274 sec.
3 Pierre Kaffer/Spencer Pumpelly Magnus Racing Audi RS8 LMS +27.159
6 Ryan Eversley/Tom Dyer RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 +42.811
8 Peter Kox/Mark Wilkins RealTime Racing Acura NSX
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