With a throwback paint scheme honoring its 33-year history racing Honda and Acura machinery, RealTime Racing’s new No. 43 Acura NSX GT3 Evo will debut in the second 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America race weekend at Virginia International Raceway, April 26-28.
Having captured last year’s TCR Drivers’ Championship with its Honda Civic Type R, RealTime returns to the GT series with a new NSX entered in the Pro-Am category for drivers Dane Cameron and Bret Curtis.
Cameron is a two-time IMSA champion, currently co-driving Team Penske’s Acura ARX-05 prototype in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. He’s raced with RealTime before, co-driving its NSX in the Intercontinental GT Challenge race at Laguna Seca in 2017.
Curtis is new to the team, but is a multiple IMSA race winner who has competed at most of the sports car racing world’s most prestigious venues, including Le Mans, Daytona, Spa, and Sebring.
“I’m very excited to enter the World Challenge with RealTime in the NSX,” Curtis said. “I’ve seen RTR run successfully and earn many championships over the years, so joining them is an incredible honor. I’m also incredibly privileged to be sharing the car with Dane Cameron. Dane is an amazing talent who has already won some important championships, and I’m sure he has many to come. Dane and I worked successfully together in 2015, so I feel really comfortable and am very eager to work with him again in 2019.”
“I’m thrilled to be back with RealTime,” Cameron said. “My first experience with Acura was with them a couple years ago, and it was a lot of fun. I’m happy to be back with Bret again, too. I did some driver coaching with him a few years ago, and he’s a great guy who puts a lot of work into his craft.
I think we make for a strong pairing that can definitely win races,” Cameron added. “With RealTime’s support, we’ll have all the ingredients we need to be successful.”
Though World Challenge has seen its share of name changes over the years, 2019 will be RealTime’s 26th consecutive season in a series where it has claimed 15 titles.
Missing the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge opener at Circuit of The Americas because its GT program had only just come together, RealTime will make its debut this weekend at VIR, the second event on the schedule. This season marks the 30th anniversary of World Challenge competition and features seven events, each with two races.