DeltaWing Accident at Petit Le Mans

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BRASELTON, Georgia - An accident involving the Nissan DeltaWing has put it back in the paddock for repairs with eyes on Saturday's Petit Le Mans endurance race, while driver Gunnar Jeannette was uninjured in the Road Atlanta crash Wednesday.

The Nissan DeltaWing was struck in the rear left by a GTC Porsche just as Jeannette came under a bridge at the circuit.

The car then rolled over, damaged also by impact with a wall.

Still, the Nissan DeltaWing team expect to be back on track at Road Atlanta and ready for Saturday's race.

Despite the disappointing end to the day, the team were extremely pleased with the performance of the car - finishing the day as the 6th fastest overall.

Petit Le Mans is to be DeltaWing's first race in the U.S. and marks DeltaWing's highly anticipated return to the track, following a collision that ended its run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

Nissan's DeltaWing is ground-breaking in the racing world. It is half the weight, horsepower and aerodynamic drag of typical race car - allowing it to burn less fuel and require fewer tire changes.

Listen to audio from Jeannette on the crash here.

Issued by Nissan