Fantastic fightback for Nissan at Silverstone

Fantastic fightback for Nissan at Silverstone

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June 11, 2018

RJN Motorsport has completed its strongest British GT Championship result of the year at Silverstone with a fourth-place finish in GT3 and victory in the GT4 Pro-Am class.

Struan Moore and Ricardo Sanchez put the No. 24 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 on pole position on Saturday and Sanchez took advantage of the grid spot to dominate the early part of the three-hour race.

The Mexican GT Academy winner had a lead more than 18 seconds when he pitted to hand over to Moore.

However, an issue with the adjustable seat caused delays when Moore slid back from the controls of his Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 and struggled to reach the pedals.

Once the issue was solved, the duo began a brilliant fightback through the field to cross the line in fifth place. The Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup teammates gained an additional position after one car was penalised due to a minimum driving time infringement.

“I was able to open up a good gap at the start and had a great stint in the lead,” Sanchez said.

“It was really unfortunate what happened with the seat with Struan, but we kept fighting all the way to the finish.

“The Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 was really strong, and I’m really thankful for the chance to add a British GT round with Struan to my schedule this year.”

UltraTek Racing Team RJN also impressed in GT4 with Kelvin Fletcher and Martin Plowman taking the Pro-Am victory at Silverstone aboard the Nissan 370Z GT4.

The result has pushed Fletcher and Plowman to the Pro-Am championship lead – the duo taking advantage of the extra points available for the three-hour Silverstone race.

The RJN-run Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 and 370Z GT4 entries will be back on track in British GT at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps on July 21-22 – one week before GT Sport Motul Team RJN contests this year’s Spa 24 Hour in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.