Paul Ricard 1000km fantastic race from 32nd to 5th

It was a thrilling race for our 23 NISMO GTR. We had an unlucky quali session. I set 2nd best time in Q1 behind Ferrari of Fisichella but in Q3 Chiyo-San had lots of traffic and made a 32nd position.

In the race we knew with colder track temp, GTR could be strong, It was. We recover nicely up to Top 10. In my stint i did really enjoy coming from P22 to p8, then Alex did a great step up to P5.

In the night we kept strong when I was running in 1.58′s half of the stint but a problem with a wheel knock dropped us from a possible podium finish.

We have to be proud of the nice race we had! Thank you RJN NISMO 23 and team mates!

Also fans for great support!

Reportaje: EL Pais – Vodafone One

Okayama GT500 test

Hi guys!

My Super GT 500 adventure has started at Okayama with an intensive testing programm.

As you may know I will drive #24 Kondo GT-R NISMO with Daiki Sasaki for the 1st 3 races.

It’s been a busy week since arriving in Japan. I had to work to understand more about GT500 Yokohama tires, to find the way to communicate with the team in the best way (language barrier) and everything is progressing very well.

GT500 is one of the most tough competitions in motorsport and you have to work and drive at maximum level every lap.

My impression of this week test is very positive but still more time to understand some different compounds and construction tires.

Next week we have last test in Fuji before Round 1 at Okayama so looking forward to spend more time on track and improve as I always try.

Hope you follow me during this season. Any comments will be appreciated!!

Thank you!