Published on October 16th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
Lots of positives for Nexus Infinity during Asian Le Mans debut in Fuji
To walk into the Nexus Infinity garage at the conclusion of the opening round of the Asian Le Mans Series at Fuji in Japan, you could have been forgiven for believing the Malaysian-based team had taken victory in the hotly contested GT class, with all the wide smiles, high-fives and back slapping.
The reality was, that despite at one point running comfortably second and in the top five outright amongst the much faster prototype cars, the team fell down the order mid-race with a string of ‘self-inflicted’ tyre failures. Despite that, and the relative lack of experience from some of the new crew brought into the event to assist with the many logistical elements of an endurance race, the team were overjoyed to have been so competitive, and overcome a variety of challenges across the two-hour race to record a seventh placed finish.
After qualifying sixth, Hong Kong’s Dominic Ang started and was quickly into a rhythm, moving the Nexus Infinity Ferrari 458 into second place behind the pace-setting McLaren of three-time GT Asia Series champion Mok Weng Sun. Ang concentrated on consistency, with plans to complete a double-stint before handing over to his experienced Australian team-mate Josh Hunt, however before they could apply their pre-race strategy, tyre failure crept into the equation, effectively ruling the team out of contention.
The next event for the Nexus Infinity team will be the second round of the Asian Le Mans Series at Sepang in Kuala Lumpur in one months time [7-8 November] for the first of the three-hour endurance races.
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