- First-lap strike possibility for Peter Kox to contend
- Acura NSX GT3 cars both finish on lead path in parsimonious Long Beach race
- Ryan Eversley leads organisation with 11th-place result
Sunday’s Pirelli World Challenge eventuality in Long Beach started with a pile-up for a RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 cars, that seemed wise for a competition that featured a mid-race check for H2O that had zero to do with rain.
Peter Kox suffered repairs from a multi-car occurrence on a race’s initial lap, negating a clever start and forcing a Dutchman to quarrel for a 13th-place finish. Ryan Eversley done an assertive pierce to start a competition and was means to make adult a span of positions, eventually finishing 11th after starting 13th.
“It is unequivocally unsatisfactory to have a day like this where we get strike so early in a race,” pronounced NSX GT3 Project Leader Lee Niffenegger. “It is so tough to pass here and when we get strike and get forsaken behind in a order, it unequivocally creates it tough to benefit any belligerent back. But we did do some good things, had some good laps and we will get behind to work this week in testing.”
Kox immediately gained dual positions from his 10th-place starting spot, only before removing strike on both ends. The strike pennyless a front grille of a Acura NSX GT3 and forsaken it behind to 17th, where Kox got to work on bringing it behind by a field.
“It was a crazy start,” Kox recalled. “You are here for 3 days and we wish something like this doesn’t occur to you, though we got strike on a initial lap. It’s a contrition given we had pretty good gait though we didn’t get a possibility to uncover it.”
Eversley was in 12th streamer a four-car group, that also enclosed his teammate, when he beheld H2O on a march – a bizarre steer given a morning clouds had already privileged and no sleet was forecast. Seconds after a competition was red-flagged as H2O streamed opposite a track.
“I saw it and we called in to my guys and we could tell there was going to be some kind of problem,” pronounced Eversley. “Pretty shortly it was like a stream entrance opposite a circuit.”
An collision on a open roads surrounding a circuit led to a damaged glow hydrant that caused a 25-minute delay. Eversley resumed a lead of a four-car organisation once a immature dwindle waved and was means to reason his mark to a mottled flag. Kox upheld Michael Cooper’s Cadillac to benefit a late position and any automobile claimed another mark with Johnny O’Connell’s late-race crash.
“I got a unequivocally good run out of a hairpin streamer to a start and we went for a gap,” Eversley continued. “But subsequent thing we knew, Peter got hit, and had gotten bumped into me and we were bouncing into any other, that is customarily not good.”
Making a many of their West Coast trip, a RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 organisation will revisit Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for contrast before streamer to a highway march during Virginia International Raceway Apr 28-30 for a fourth and fifth rounds of a 2017 Pirelli World Challenge calendar.
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 Acura NSX is constructed during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio.
Video recaps from this weekend’s Acura Pirelli World Challenge racing activities during Long Beach are being posted on a “Honda Racing/HPD” YouTube channel. Produced by a Carolinas Production Group, a video packages can be found in a 2017 HPD Trackside Video Playlist at: https://www.youtube.com/HondaRacingHPDTV.
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