Nissan DeltaWing Repaired in Less Than 24 Hours [Video]
The experimental prototype will thus be able to race in this Saturday's Petit Le Mans event -- the final round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series.
"The biggest impact the car suffered was actually the hit from the Porsche; but, the subsequent damage from the rollover and then hitting the wall broke a lot of components," said Nissan DeltaWing Concept Originator, Ben Bowlby. "We had some damage to the roll hoop but that was mainly cosmetic. Unfortunately we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. The good thing is the car again proved itself to be remarkably safe."
"I followed a GTC car through [turns] 10a and 10b and I had a run on him exiting the corner before the bridge and pulled almost completely past. He cut over to take the apex and made heavy contact with the left-rear of our car. That sent me for a bit of a ride." He continued, "Luckily, the guys built a very strong car. While the damage looked to be bad in photographs, the car took the impact quite well. We had all the spare parts to fix it and we have an excellent crew that worked through the night to make sure we'd be back on track 24 hours later," explains the driver of the DeltaWing.
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