Bittersweet day for NissaBittersweet day for Nissan 370Z GT Academy crew at Dubai 24 Hourn 370Z GT Academy crew at Dubai 24 Hour
DUBAI, UAE (Jan. 16, 2017) – Nissan's all-GT Academy alumni line-up for the Dubai 24 Hour endured a bittersweet day in the United Arab Emirates after finishing eighth in class in the opening endurance race of the year. The Nissan 370Z GT4 – steered by Jann Mardenborough, Ricardo Sanchez, Romain Sarazin and new 2016 GT Academy winner Johnny Guindi – was easily the quickest car in the SP3 / GT4 class. However, the team suffered a number of misfortunes. Issues with broken dampers twice sent the car to the pits plus an electric issue and a four-lap stop to repair crash damage after Johnny Guindi spun at the start of his first stint.