Factory NSX GT3 programs confirmed

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Saturday 17th September, 2016 - 8:57am

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Acura NSX GT3

Acura NSX GT3

Acura has confirmed factory supported programs for the new NSX GT3 in America’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge next year.

Renowned operation Michael Shank Racing will run Honda’s newly developed GT3 weapon in the GTD class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, while RealTime Racing will operate cars in the Pirelli World Challenge.

The move sets RealTime Racing extend its association with the Acura brand having run TLX GT3 models in the Pirelli World Challenge.

Michael Shank Racing will replace its Prototype Challenge Ligier JS P2 program with the NSX GT3s.

The twin-turbo V6 powered NSX GT3 will make its competitive debut at the Daytona 24 Hours n January, with both squads set to field two entries. Driver line-ups are yet to be confirmed.

“The NSX was designed as a pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance, and we’re looking forward to proving its ultimate performance capabilities in GT3 competition,” said Art St. Cyr, president of Honda Performance Development.

“By continuing our longtime partnership with RealTime Racing in the Pirelli World Challenge and extending our association with Michael Shank Racing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, we plan to build on Acura’s long tradition of success in North American sports car racing.”

The NSX GT3 has undergone extensive development in America and Japan, with its first public run taking place at the Mid-Ohio Pirelli World Challenge round in July.

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