Ride on the wild side!

September 25, 2012

Ride on the wild side!

September 25, 2012

Fancy a high-speed lap around Road Atlanta on board the Nissan DeltaWing?

Check out this incredible video from the recent test sessions which the DeltaWing team used to prepare for its American debut at Petit Le Mans on October 20.

The car was driven in the US for the first time by new drivers Gunnar Jeannette and Spaniard Lucas Ordoñez.

Jeannette, the reigning ALMS PC champion, was thrilled with the car’s performance.

“After my first laps in the Nissan DeltaWing at Road Atlanta I am really excited about getting to Petit Le Mans week,” He said.

“The car is a real joy to drive and it is a new challenge that I am really enjoying. I am really looking forward to getting to race time.

“The race at Petit is one of the most difficult events I have ever been a part of.  The car count is very high and the amount of track we have to share is quite low at only 2.54 miles so things get very busy with only one long straight to get the passing done.

“It will be very busy for Lucas and I but testing has gone very well and that is extremely encouraging. We still have some gains to be made and there is a lot of track time during race week where we can continue the learning curve.”

Ordo̱ez and Jeannette completed a total of 170 development laps during the nine hours of running spread over the three days at Road Atlanta Рcompleting 432 miles.

The team worked on updated development suspension components as well as tire development for team partner Michelin which supplies tires for the unique car including the amazingly narrow 4-inch wide front tires.

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