Strong Performances for NISMO in Sonoma & Austin

by Kriss Merchant
1 year ago

It was a busy weekend in the U.S. with the Pirelli World Challenge series tackling Sonoma Raceway in California and the FIA World Endurance Championship heading to Austin’s Circuit of The Americas in Texas.

The Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 pair of Bryan Heitkotter & James Davison did battle in Sonoma for Always Evolving/Aim Autorsport.

Last round double winner Heitkotter scored a seventh & fifth in the two races while Davison was 11th & seventh.

For Heitkotter, the result came a week after won his seventh National Solo Championship in a Nissan 350Z in the Street Touring Ultra class.

The Always Evolving/Aim Autorsport team now has one more round remaining – also in the San Francisco area – this time south of the bay in Monterey at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from October 7-9.

Also last weekend, the FIA World Endurance Championship battle headed to Texas with teams fighting blisteringly hot conditions.

Signatech Alpine scored its fourth win of 2016 after qualifying on pole & dominating the race in the LM P2 class – all of which have Nissan power for 2016.

The Le Mans-winning trio of Nicolas Lapierre, Stephane Richelmi & American driver Gustavo Menezes took the win.

The podium was completed by Mexico winners RGR sport with Bruno Senna, Filipe Albuquerque, Ricardo Gonzalez & the G-Drive Racing trio of Rene Rast, Alex Brundle & Romain Rusinov who battled from the rear of the grid to make the podium.