A Racer Tries To Repair His Car For 2 Hours - Le Mans 24 (Deltawing)

Nissan DeltaWing driver Satoshi Motoyama's caught up in the lead battle between a gaggle of Audis and the Toyota hybrid of ex-Formula One star Kazuki Nakajima. The former Williams driver appeared not to see the DeltaWing, being driven by his fellow Japanese Motoyama, and gave it a hefty sideswipe in the Porsche Curves. Heart rending attempts fail to re-inject life into the ground breaking Nissan DeltaWing, ending the car's assault on the Le Mans 24 hours and forcing "the 'fans' favourite" to retire.

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Nissan DeltaWing Crash Le Mans 2012
De crash van de Nissan DetaWing tijdens de 24 uur van Le Mans in 2012





HEROIC ATTEMPTS BY MOTOYAMA TO GET FANS' FAVOURITE - NISSAN DELTAWING - BACK ON TRACK
Nissan DeltaWing driver Satoshi Motoyama's heart rending attempts fail to re-inject life into the ground breaking Nissan DeltaWing, ending the car's assault on the Le Mans 24 hours and forcing "the 'fans' favourite" to retire to Garage 56.





1986 - Le Mans - David Leslie puncture
Just after 6am fate struck again as the right rear tyre blew while David Leslie was braking for the Mulsanne Corner, throwing him into an enormous spin. Damage was severe, the Ecosse losing its rear bodywork and the flailing tyre also smashing the water radiator. Leslie set off to drive slowly back to the pits but had to stop twice and request fire marshals to give him water for the engine, replenishing the header tank each time. Again the Ecosse team repaired the damage, but this time officialdom intervened and the car was disqualified for taking replenishments out on the circuit, and there was no arguing with that, so a fit and healthy car was driven round to the paddock. "The engine performed marvellously well, and we led the class for hours" commented manager Richard Williams. "Our will be the car to beat when we've got the new bits for the engine." "The V64V was absolutely superb, it could have gone on another day" was Mike Wilds' comment. The ADA Gebhardt moved into first when Leslie suffered his puncture at the Mulsanne Straight.





Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver lineup for Le Mans
Three-time Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama, will join Nissan GT academy winners Lucas Ordoñez and Wolfgang Reip on the driver lineup for the Nissan ZEOD RC at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours. SUPER GTチャンピオンを3度経験している本山哲が、日産GTアカ ミー卒業生のルーカス・オルドネス、ウォルフガング ライプと共に、革新的な電力駆動レーシングカーNISSAN ZEOD RCで今年のル・マン24時間レースに参戦します。 本山のル・マン挑戦はこれが4度目で、今週、チームメ トと共にフランス南部にあるポール・リカール・サー ットで、初めてこのマシンでの走行に臨みました。




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