Live from the Dubai 24 Hour Part II
Our second update from this year's slightly ridiculous Middle Eastern endurance race: racing begins, sunlight ends...
Posted: 13 Jan 2012
JUST IN: Nissan's GT-R has officially retired after early race contact caused a series of problems, culminating in its departure.
"In the end we fell victim to the knock on effect of the initial contact," said JRM's James Rumsey. "We brought the car in to check the suspension for damage and changed the tyres as a precaution. We then had to pit again as the steering had become offset. When Michael (Krumm) was running he was fast and when Alex (Buncombe) got in for his stint he was quick too. Alex reported a vibration at the end of his run and it turned out the front splitter mounting was damaged and there was also some damage to a radiator. We took our time to fix these issues but ultimately we decided to retire the car when we started to have cooling issues due to the earlier radiator damage."