Although the GT-R GT3 race car has just been unveiled, its already had its first race. This past weekend the GT3 was entered in the fourth round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at the Magny-Cours circuit in central France. After 98 laps drivers Richard Westbrook and David Brabham managed to finish eighth out of 35 entries.
Driver Richard Westbrook stated, “The car ran like clockwork. I had to keep reminding myself that this was its first race! It’s excellent on tyres, so it means you can lap at the same speed at the end of a stint as you can at the start. For a brand new car to run the whole of the three-hours without a problem is a great achievement. It’s easy but rewarding to drive and I must admit that, even after completing two one-hour stints, I didn’t want to get out of it.”
Driver David Brabham stated, “Once I was out of the traffic I was able to put in some really solid laps. The car is easy to drive which means it doesn’t take long to dial yourself into a good rhythm. To finish where we did is a great debut for a brand new car and a tribute to Nissan, NISMO and JRM.”