Nissan DeltaWing Team Ends Le Mans Journey
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| The Nissan DeltaWing, the most pioneering motorsport innovation for a generation, retired from the Le Mans 24 Hours tonight after six hours, 1005km and a valiant team effort to get the car running again.
Aiming to complete the famous French endurance race using half the amount of fuel and tyres of any other car on the grid, the Nissan DeltaWing has become a firm fan favourite and the biggest story of Le Mans 2012, thanks to its outlandish, dart-shaped design and efficiency-driven technology.
The car was running well at consistently-fast lap times when, coming out of a sustained safety car period, it was struck by a passing LMP1 runner, going off the circuit and suffering a heavy impact with the wall.
Driver, Satoshi Motoyama, struggled tirelessly for nearly 90 minutes, with massive support from his team, who joined him to give instruction from the side of the track. However, despite their amazing efforts, the damage caused by the accident proved to be too severe.
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