Acura Automobiles: RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 Squad Scores Five Top-10s in Texas

  • 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
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               
      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              
        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

GT3           +55.713


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