Simmons Nissan repaired after Spa 24 crash

#22 Nissan GT-R GT3

The #22 Nissan GT-R of Aussie Matt Simmons has been repaired after a puncture pitched co-driver Matt Parry into the wall at high-speed during Thursday qualifying for the Spa 24 Hours.

Team RJN pieced the GT-R back together overnight after Parry careered off at Eau Rouge.

The car, which Parry shares with Simmons and his British compatriot Struan Moore, found the wall at approximately 150km/h and a force exceeding 7.5g, according to the team.

With qualifying taking place on Thursday night (local time), the team worked through the night to repair the car and allow a shakedown to be completed during Friday afternoon’s warm up.

Moore reported some minor issues with the car owing to the short turnaround, but praised his crew’s effort to get the GT-R back on track.

“Incredible; unbelievable, really,” he said.

“Just a remarkable effort from everyone in the team. These boys haven’t slept all night so (it’s) just unbelievable, to be honest.

“The car looks like it’s brand new. I’ve just done one instalment lap and there are a couple of minor problems; little things like the steering wheel and throttle positions and just comfort, really.

“It was just an incredible job and it just goes to show how hard working the RJN Nissan crew is; it’s mega.”

Ferrari secured pole position in Super Pole overnight ahead of the 24 Hours of Spa race, which starts on Sunday morning at 0030 AEST.

VIDEO: Replays, reaction to the crash

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