Acura has confirmed the first portion of its program for its new-for-2017 Acura NSX GT3, with a test program announced to run before this weekend’s races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
“It will make its public testing debut Thursday and Friday,” HPD president Art St. Cyr said during a teleconference. “First with the promoter test session in the morning, as well as Friday’s World Challenge GT practice session (4:15 p.m. ET and local time).
“We also want to announce Peter Kox will be the NSX GT3 development driver. He’s already given us great feedback. Has driven lots of GT3 cars. Peter will drive in both practice and test sessions this weekend.
“He’s contracted through RealTime Racing – more than 20-year partner – they’re the team currently campaigning the TLX-GT.
“Way back in March when we debuted NSX GT3, it was our intention to seek FIA homologation, and campaign it in 2017… we are on track to make those targets.
“The car that will be shown is a development car. This is not the final version.
“So far our testing program in U.S. has been testing in Europe and Japan as well. First time here at Mid-Ohio.
“We want to see how our car stacks up against the competition. We’ll send it to Ledoux test for homologation in September.
“The NSX will reside in the RealTime paddock.
“I would be remiss in not thanking the World Challenge series for hosting the NSX, because without their approval, we couldn’t run it on track this weekend.”