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KCMG Nissans Given Double BoP Break Ahead of Qualifying Race

Weight reduction, turbo boost increase for Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s ahead of Qualifying Race…

Photo: Macau GP

The trio of Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s have been given a double Balance of Performance break ahead of this afternoon’s FIA GT World Cup Qualifying Race in Macau.

The FIA confirmed a 20kg reduction in minimum weight and turbo boost increases across all power levels for the KCMG-entered Nissans, which have so far struggled this weekend in its maiden appearance at the Guia Circuit.

The change, issued Friday afternoon, comes despite a data audit completed following Thursday’s Free Practice 1 by the FIA that determined the car’s lack of performance was linked to a “setup problem” and not necessarily a BoP issue.

Alexandre Imperatori was the top-placed Nissan in qualifying, setting the 11th quickest time, although more than 2.5 seconds off Raffaele Marciello’s pole-sitting time.

KCMG teammates Oliver Jarvis and Tsugio Matsuda brought up the rear of the 15-car field in qualifying.

The No. 55 Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R of Darryl O’Young, however, will start the Qualifying Race from the rear of the field due to a post-qualifying engine change.

The 12-lap race gets underway at 1:05 p.m. local time.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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