GT3 / 09 October 2023
NSX GT3 Evo 22 duo are GT World Challenge America runners-up
NSX GT3 Evo 22 drivers Ashton Harrison and Mario Farnbacher secured the runner-up spot in the GT World Challenge America Pro class with a strong recovery drive at the Indy 8 Hour on Saturday.
The 2022 Pro-Am champions came into the race - the double-points season finale - as one of four crews in with a chance of of the title and started the weekend well as guest driver Kyle Marcelli set the pace in the category in Thursday's wet practice session.
But Marcelli, who was the starting driver from fourth in class, was dealt a severe blow when he was the victim of contact from behind after just 10 minutes, which put the Acura to the back of the field (his assailant penalised with a drive-through penalty).
Marcelli, Farnbacher and Harrison set about recovering and gained positions as the race wore on. They came home fourth, which was enough to seal second place in the end-of-season points.
Racers Edge Motorsports with WTR Andretti secured second in the Teams' Championship and now move on to next weekend's Petit Le Mans, the final round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.
The car was 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.