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Nissan: Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 earnings to Pirelli World Challenge

DANVILLE, VirginiaThe Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 will lapse to a Pirelli World Challenge Championship in 2017 in a two-driver SprintX events with Always Evolving/Aim Autosport.

Mexican ace and former GT Academy leader Ricardo Sanchez will group adult with immature American star Frankie Montecalvo for a single-car pretension attack starting during a initial SprintX round, that takes place during Virginia International Raceway on Apr 29 and 30.

The GT-R NISMO GT3 was a foe leader in Pirelli World Challenge foe final year with Bryan Heitkotter, another GT Academy winner, holding a span of wins during Utah Motorsports Campus.

Sanchez heads to a U.S. championship after spending a past dual seasons racing in Europe in a Blancpain GT Series with Nissan.

“After racing for a past dual years in Europe, it’s unequivocally sparkling to get a possibility to foe a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 in a U.S.,” Sanchez said.

“It’s a totally new section for me. I’ve got a whole new set of marks to learn though a GT-R has been unequivocally clever in a U.S. and I’m looking brazen to stability my career in a new country.”

Sanchez has been scheming for his U.S. entrance by going behind to his racing roots.

“I have been training on many of a marks in a simulator and I’ve been looking during on-board videos from VIR,” Sanchez said.

“I consider a GT-R could be unequivocally clever there since of a discerning corners and a lane is unequivocally quick. we unequivocally can’t wait. we know a automobile good and Frankie knows a marks – we consider we’ll make a good combination.”

Montecalvo is no foreigner to success in a Pirelli World Challenge Championship. The American motorist won a GTA category championship in 2015 with 7 victories. His racing resume also includes dual assaults on a 24 Hours of Le Mans, a full deteriorate in a European Le Mans Series in 2013, and runner-up finish during a Dubai 24 Hours.

“I’m really vehement to group adult with Always Evolving and AIM Autosport in a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 for a Sprint X Series,” Montecalvo said.

“I’ve always been a fan of a GT-R, both as a racecar and a streetcar version, and I’m very, really vehement to be operative together this year.”

The SprintX Championship began final deteriorate with a singular series of races. For 2017, there will be 10 races over a march of 5 weekends – following a identical format to a Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup that Sanchez raced in final deteriorate for Nissan in Europe. 

Can’t wait to get strapped in again #nissan #nismo #gtr #gt3 #racing #gtacademy #blancpaingtseries #pirelli

A post common by RICARDO SANCHEZ GP (@rsanchezgp) on Apr 15, 2017 during 9:46am PDT

NISMO Calendar

April 22-23
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, Monza, Italy
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

April 29-30
Pirelli World Challenge, Virginia International Raceway, Danville, Virginia

May 3-4
Super GT, Fuji International Speedway, Japan

May 6-7
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Circuit of a Americas, Austin, Texas, USA

FIA WEC, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Barbagallo Raceway, Western Australia, Australia


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