Honing The GS Motorsport Honda NSX
All the current indications suggest that the GS Motorsport Honda
NSX entry for the Nurburgring 24 Hours is going to be a very serious
For example, we slipped
into last Saturday's VLN report the fact that the the fourth driver
next month will be Markus Oestreich - joining Armin Hahne, Robert
Lechner, and Robin Liddell.
and Liddell were on duty last Friday and Saturday, but it was a
difficult beginning. "I didn't get in the car, in the end,"
says Liddell. "I travelled out there with Phil Bennett, and
it turned out that he didn't drive either, after problems with his
"But at least that
gave us both the chance to get out around the circuit, and admire
the way the series happens. There were quite a lot of people at
each viewing area for the VLN race, but at the 24 hour race next
month, it is going to be packed.
"It's an enormous
event in Germany, but maybe outside that country, not enough people
realise how significant it is."
Unfortunately the GS
team was struggling with niggles with the Honda's gearbox: it wasn't
the 'box itself, but rather CV seals and an oil leak. But Liddell
saw enough to be confident that here is a very good car for the
"The team was out
testing at Spa yesterday, and I'm expecting to get a call to go
to the 'Ring tomorrow, for more testing. Armin told me how well
balanced the car is - it handles beautifully - and the engine is
fantastic. The race is less than four weeks away, but with the level
of effort Honda is putting into this project, we are definitely
going to be ready."