Hartford, CT, November 12, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The incredibly lengthy 1,000 mile Petit Le Mans Race was held in Atlanta over the weekend. For the first time ever, the Nissan DeltaWing scored a race finish and managed to come from the back of the pack of 42 cars all the way to fifth place.
Compared to its practice sessions, the DeltaWing had a rather peaceful race. On Wednesday in practice, the DeltaWing was ejected after being struck by a GTC class Porsche (which then went on to hit the Championship-leading Muscle Milk car during the actual race). The DeltaWing Team raced to fix the car to get in more practice time on Thursday. All the hard work paid off.
The DeltaWing qualified to start in the top ten, but because it was an unclassified entry, it had to start at the back of the grid for the start of the race. Despite this, it still managed to fight its way to fifth place overall, a nice finish for a first timer.
“This has been an incredible journey for me,” commented Lucas Ordonez, one of the car’s drivers for the ten hour race. “Every time I race for Nissan they give me new challenges and I think this was the biggest one yet. It certainly felt like a huge responsibility but it was also a great deal of fun. The car was fantastic to drive, Michelin did a great job with the tires and we've been working really hard on developing the entire package. We've shown everyone in motorsport that the car is really strong and fast. I'm really proud to cross the line at the finish and I'm now ready to celebrate with the guys.”
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