GT3 / 05 September 2023
Points finishes for NSX GT3 Evo crews on challenging weekend
It was a weekend of tough racing for NSX GT3 Evo 22 customer racing teams across the globe as two major sportscar series closed on the ends of their respective seasons.
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Racing at Hockenheim for the first time, Nova Race's young line-ups acquitted themselves well to the demands of the iconic venue aboard their NSXs, both recording top-six finishes in the Silver Cup class across the weekend.
JAS Development Driver Leonardo Moncini and programme graduate Jacopo Guidetti - last year's Italian GT Sprint Champions - qualified sixth for Sunday's second race and finished there too, but Guidetti was an innocent victim of race-ending contact on Saturday, having made early progress.
The sister car, driven by Diego di Fabio and Erwin Zanotti, was sixth on Saturday and seventh 24 hours later; the duo having driven consistently after qualifying ninth and eighth in class.
With two rounds remaining, Guidetti and Moncini are sixth in the Silver points with Zanotti and di Fabio 11th.
KCMG trio Paul Ip, Marchy Lee and Ho-Pin Tung continued their ultra-consistent season in the ST-X category - the fastest of the many classes that make up the Japanese endurance series - at Motegi.
Qualifying fifth, Ip, Lee and Tung ran solidly through the five-hour race to finish fifth; a result that puts them sixth in the standings but keeps them in the hunt for the championship with two rounds remaining.
All the mentioned 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.