Honda Performance Development admiral Ted Klaus has accepted both HPD and Meyer Shank Antagonism will abide acknowledging GTD teams that run Acura NSXs abutting year.
Although it was appear today that Meyer Shank Antagonism will acknowledgment to the IMSA WeatherTech Championship’s Prototype class, abutting Wayne Taylor Antagonism in active the Acura ARX-05s, acquaint abstruse over four seasons active the NSX in the GT Daytona chic will be anesthetized on to new customers.
Klaus said: “Regarding the NSX GT3 Evo and continuing in GTD, we acerb abutment all our barter and we’re accomplishing that today with Gradient Antagonism in the Sprint Series, and Meyer Shank is acknowledging them.
“So aloof a affectionate of agenda to all chump teams – you accept an befalling actuality to get championship-caliber cars, championship-caliber abutment and setups, there for the taking. And we will booty acceptable affliction of you. But we are transitioning that to a accurate chump affairs as MSR accomplish up to go aback to Prototypes.”
Asked if there could be assorted Acura teams in GTD abutting year, agnate to the Audi Sport chump antagonism affairs which has run for several years (Lamborghini Huracans are additionally acclimated by added than one team), Klaus responded: “I absolutely appetite to draw a acumen amid us and Audi.
“We don’t exhausted our chest about it but we accord these chump teams about semi-factory support. And Meyer Shank is activity to allotment with them things abstruse able-bodied over bristles years.
“So I achievement we’d accept assorted NSXs that we can sell, whether new or used, and our abutment amalgamation is not to be touched. Quite bluntly it perturbs me to analyze it to any of the added chump teams. That’s the affectionate of affection I accept for what we accommodate to our chump teams.
“I anticipate it’s a absolute appropriate opportunity. And I appetite to be clear: it’s way aloft and above what Audi or anyone abroad does in the GTD paddock.”
Team co-owner Michael Shank himself accustomed Klaus’s explanation, stating: “Although we won’t be active an NSX abutting year, we accept so abundant abstracts and history. All the bodies – engineering-wise and crewchief- and crew-wise – are activity to go from the NSX affairs to the Prototype affairs [but] they’re all centralized here. So we’re a phonecall abroad – or a argument or email – and we’ll advice them…
“That’s what we’ve consistently said our charge was to HPD – that we’d advice teams back they came along. Gradient is demography advantage of that now. So MSR won’t be active an NSX, but MSR will abutment NSX audience if they ask.”
Gradient Antagonism already allowances from the chump acquaintance via Acura and MSR.
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