Shank to repair crashed Acura at home

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Shank to repair crashed Acura at home


Shank to repair crashed Acura at home


The No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 will be repaired at the team’s base in Ohio after a significant shunt was experienced during Saturday night’s practice session.

Japan’s Shinya Michimi crashed the championship-winning GT Daytona entry at the Bus Stop complex, colliding with the barriers with the back of the twin-turbo V6-powered car. Suffering rear subframe and bodywork damage, the MSR squad opted to park the car for Sunday’s activities and focus on the No. 57 Heinricher Racing/MSR Acura.

“We had a little issue yesterday; Shinya made a tiny little mistake in the bus stop and it ended our day,” Shank told RACER. “Going up to that point the car has never been better, balance-wise, here ever. So we know we are in a really good window right now with these NSXs.

“The crash actually isn’t that bad — we could have come back out today if we wanted to, but we decided to call it.”