GT3 / 21 August 2023
NSX GT3 Evo 22 on podium again in North America
The NSX GT3 Evo 22 scored another podium finish in North America during the weekend as well as helping another customer racing team score their best series result of the year in Japan.
GT World Challenge America
Ashton Harrison and Mario Farnbacher maintained their push for the Pro class title with a podium finish at Road America for the Racers Edge Motorsports with WTR Andretti Autosport squad.
Starting sixth in class in Saturday's opener, Harrison made up a spot during her opening stint while Farnbacher chased down the two cars ahead and passed them on successive laps with 15 minutes of the 90 remaining.
From third on the grid on Sunday, this time with Farnbacher starting the race, the duo finished fourth; a result that leaves them second in the standings, 19 points off the lead with 100 available at the final two rounds.
GT World Challenge Asia
KCMG duo Paul Ip and Edoardo Liberati scored their best result of the season as they converted Liberati's third place on the grid at Okayama into sixth spot in Sunday's second race after a commanding performance.
Saturday's race had been more dramatic. After starting 30th overall, a storming pair of stints had brought the duo to the edge of the top 10 when a late drive-through penalty - incurred for speeding in the pits - dropped them to 17th in Pro-Am.
CDR Valkyrie scored a top-five finish on the NSX's series debut at Road America as Brian Lock performed strongly all weekend.
Qualifying sixth, Lock was up to fourth in the opening race when he was forced into an unplanned pitstop to have a loose body panel taped up.
That dropped him to last, but he fought back to eighth by the finish and he followed it with a solid drive to fifth the next day.
All three 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.