XMSducksauce wrote:Not a very active sector of NICO...
Quote »To be blunt, the Nissan Pulsar GTI-R's record in the world rally Championship was something of a failure. The GpA cars, run by Nissan Motorsports Europe, based at Milton Keynes , made their World Championship debut on the 1991 Safari Rally driven by former World Champion, Stig Blomqvist and British Champion David Llewellin .
The cars were never able to match the pace of the potent Lancia Delta Integrale or the Toyota Celica GT-Four and although Blomqvist struggled to finish fifth, his team-mate retired early following an accident. As the season progressed three main weaknesses were identified. The first was the Dunlop tyres were no match for the Pirelle or Michelin rubber. The second major flaw was that the Nissan suffered a weight penalty compared to its lighter rivals. Thirdly, the engine overheated and simply wasn't powerful enough.
Best results of the year in the series were a ninth for Llewellin in Acropolis and an 8 th and 10 th for the team in Finland 's 1000 Lakes. NME then entered a car for Llewellin in the final round of the British Rally Championship round as a shakedown for the Lombard RAC. The Welshman won and the team had high hopes for the final event of the year, the RAC World Championship round. Although both drivers won a stage each, neither reached the finish, the Swede sidelined with suspension problems and the Welshman took an early bath with electrical failure.[/quote]
Maybe there's a reason for that?
Modified by DRN137 at 1:31 PM 5/23/2009