Nissan: Pair of podiums for GT Academy motorist in Pirelli World Challenge

LIME ROCK PARK, Conn. – Former Nissan GT Academy motorist Ricardo Sanchez pulled off a span of Pro/Am lectern finishes in a latest Pirelli World Challenge SprintX turn during Lime Rock Park.

Paired with Frankie Montecalvo aboard a Always Evolving / AIM Autosport Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, a twin scored second place in Friday’s initial race, and afterwards he corroborated that adult with a shining quarrel behind from an early array stop to again explain a runner-up esteem in Saturday’s event.

A turn-one, lap-one pile-up between a leaders in competition dual had left a Lime Rock lane dirty with debris, and while Sanchez was means to equivocate a carnage, he collected a vast square of tire waste in a radiator intake.

The Mexican motorist had to come into a pits early to mislay a debris, though afterwards he began a shining quip expostulate from final place. Montecalvo continued a assign after a scheduled motorist change array stop during half distance, pulling a immature stars behind into second place again in a Pro/AM class.

“It was an extraordinary bid from a team,” pronounced Sanchez. “Always Evolving gave us a improved setup today. We were a small detrimental during a start. We had to array and take off some debris. So, from final position we finished adult P2 in class. Frankie did an extraordinary job, and a Nissan GT-R was unequivocally strong. We pulled out a result, and I’m unequivocally happy to collect some points and a podium. We’re prepared to quarrel for a win during a subsequent one.”

The span now lay in fifth place in a Pro/Am points. They will be behind in a automobile on Aug 11-13 for a subsequent turn of a SprintX championship during a Utah Motorsport Campus.

 

 

NISMO Calendar

 June 3-4
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan, USA
24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day, Le Mans, France

June 17-18
24 Hours of Le Mans, Le Mans, France
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

June 24-25
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, Circuit Paul Ricard, France
Pirelli World Challenge, Road America, Wisconsin, USA

July 1-2
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Watkins Glen, New York, USA

 

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