Thursday 18 October 2012

Race - Assault in America

In preparation for this weekend’s 15th annual Petit Le Mans 10 hour endurance race at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA, the Nissan Deltawing race car was physically assaulted by a GTC Porsche car which pitched it into a violent roll.

Fortunately, the drive Gunnar Jeannette was OK and the Nissan and Deltawing Don Panoz team are confident that the car can be repaired in time for qualifying and the race. The impact was measured at 7Gs on the team's telementary system.

Practice continues tomorrow at 10:15 am (USA time) with an additional session at 3:20 pm and a night session from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

It’s scary stuff, but that’s racing drivers for you. Much safer to go rallying!

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