GT3 / 16 May 2022

Le Mans Cup victory in Italy for NSX GT3 Evo 22

The NSX GT3 Evo 22 scored another deserved victory during the weekend as GMB Motorsport triumphed in the Le Mans Cup, and there was another well-won podium finish courtesy of a pair of JAS Motorsport Development Drivers too.


Le Mans Cup

Following a dominant one-two finish at the Paul Ricard season opener in April, the series Balance of Performance had drastically reduced the speed of GMB Motorsport's NSX GT3 Evo 22s by way of a power reduction and a weight increase.

This mattered not to the Danish squad though as Jens Moller - who qualified second in the GT3 class - took the lead on the opening lap of the 1h50m race, built a decisive advantage of over 45 seconds and then handed over driving to Gustav Birch.

The teenager duly made it two wins from two in 2022 for the JAS-built car and climbed into the series lead ahead of Paul Ricard winners Kristian Poulsen and Kasper H Jensen, who were fifth. Mikkel O Pedersen and Lars Pedersen were fourth in the third NSX.


Italian GT Championship

The opening round of the series' Endurance Cup resulted in an overall podium and a class win for Nova Race.

JAS Motorsport Development Drivers Jacopo Guidetti and Leonardo Moncini - fresh from a podium finish at the first Sprint Cup event of 2022 - were again on strong form at Enna-Pergusa.

Joined by Jorge Cabezas in the car, the line-up hooked-up to qualify third overall and finished there too, having run inside the podium spots across the two-hour race and come within 1.5s of the victory.

Team owner Luca Magnoni and Diego di Fabio were in a class of their own in the Am category and claimed the class win despite a win for the former.



Rick Ware Racing entered their third event of the 2022 season at Mid-Ohio, but came away empty-handed.

Aidan Read qualified ninth and moved up a couple of spaces by time of the first pitstop. Switching to an off-sequence strategy enabled Ryan Eversley to lead a significant chunk of the 2h40m race.

Unfortunately, their strong pace was not rewarded as a pitlane infraction during the car's final pitstop resulted in a drive-through penalty that dropped the duo to an unrepresentative 10th.

The cars were competing as part of the NSX GT3 Customer Racing Programme; a global collaborative project with JAS Motorsport responsible for assembly of all cars.
Honda Performance Development (HPD) and M-TEC handle sales and technical support in North America and Japan respectively, with JAS responsible for these areas across the rest of the world.