GT3 / 24 July 2023

NSX GT3 Evo 22s in the thick of the action on two continents

NSX GT3 Evo 22 customer teams were in action in Asia and North America last weekend with flashes of speed very much in evidence on both continents.



Gradient Racing staged a magnificent recovery to climb from 15th on the GTD grid to finish sixth in the race at Lime Rock Park.

Sheena Monk climbed to 12th by the time she reached her minimum 45-minute drive time, while a clever strategic decision to pit twice in three laps under Full-Course-Caution not only helped her stay on the lead lap, but also helped the car gain position.

Katherine Legge continued the charge, staying out of trouble and managing her tyres to make up further positions through strategy and finish sixth; a result that puts the duo eighth in the points with four races to go.


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KCMG's NSX GT3 Evo 22 proved to be one of the quickest cars on track as the series moved on to Motegi, Japan, though fortune was not on the side of the Hong Kong team.

Edoardo Liberati's fastest lap in both races was within five hundredths of a second of the race winner's marker, leaving no doubt that the team can be a victory contender in the right circumstances.

From 22nd on the grid, Paul Ip had climbed to 17th before spinning a third of the way through the opening stint of Saturday's race. The 40 seconds lost dropped the car to the back of the grid, meaning Liberati's charge was limited to one for 22nd overall and 15th in Pro-Am.

The Italian made a magnificent start to Race Two to climb from ninth to fifth within a lap and remained there throughout the first 35 minutes of the hour-long race. He and Ip finished 21st overall and 16thin class at the conclusion.

Both 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.