The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO made its debut at the Le Mans 24 last weekend, and managed to finish the gruelling race despite drama like being hit by debris on the track at 340 km/h!
It was the No. 22 car of Harry Tincknell, Michael Krumm and Alex Buncombe that overcame the odds and finished the 24 hours endurance race.
Said Tincknell, "We ran the entire race making sure we were mechanically sympathetic so we could rack up the miles and finish Le Mans. I certainly didn't expect to hit a massive lump of ‘something' that was right in the middle of the racing line. The car was feeling good at that time too so it was a real shame to have to come in with damage and lose a chunk of time. We had struggled a bit in the early part of the race but I managed to immediately pick off seven or eight P2 cars and then concentrated on bringing the car home in one piece."
The No. 23 car had to retire with just one hour of the race remaining because of a suspension issue, while the race ended for the No. 21 NISMO racer after the car lost a wheel and couldn't make it back to the pits.
Nissan fared exceptionally well in the LM P2 class, achieving the first seven positions at the chequered flag.