GT3 / 23 October 2023
NSX GT3 Evo 22 on podium in Japan
The NSX GT3 Evo 22 returned to the Super Taikyu podium last weekend as KCMG produced one of their strongest displays of the season in the Japanese endurance series at Okayama.
Drivers Paul Ip, Marchy Lee and Ho-Pin Tung combined to put the Hong Kong team's NSX third on the grid in the series' fastest category; ST-X.
The trio were consistent performers in the three-hour race and finished third. They moved up to fifth in the Championship with one round remaining and retain a chance of the runner-up spot.
Le Mans Cup
GMB Motorsport's season ended in a deluge of bad weather at Portimao - the scene of their title success in 2022. Having qualified in the wet on Friday morning, conditions were just as bad as the race got underway on Sunday.
Thomas Andersen started fifth in GT3 and ran there until just before the mandatory pit window opened; a left-rear puncture forcing him into an unscheduled extra stop that dropped him to the back of the field.
Co-driver Simon Birch climbed as high as 11th - two spots behind Jan Magnussen (sharing the sister car with Lars Pedersen) - when the race was stopped (and a result declared) with 20 of the 100 minutes remaining as weather conditions continued to worsen.
All the cars mentioned 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.