RealTime Racing To Enter Throwback Livery Acura NSX GT3 In 8-hour Race At Laguna Seca This Weekend
The team have not run this livery for nearly a decade of racing, and we’re so glad it’s back. Even if it’s only a one-off event.
In a post on Facebook, RealTime Racing have shown off their new livery for this weekend’s 8-hour race at Laguna Seca. The race is a joint-event between World Challenge and international racing sanctioning body SRO. While it is technically part of a larger ‘Intercontinental GT Challenge’, it is being treated as a one-off by most of the competition. RTR and Acura have entered the endurance event with a pair of NSX GT3s. The #43 car (seen here) will be shared among PWC season regulars Ryan Eversley and Tom Dyer, joined by new Penske-Acura hire Dane Cameron. The sister #93 car will still be running the team’s standard “squirqles” livery. That car will be split among Peter Kox, Mark Wilkins, and Jules Gounon. Both teams are absolutely stacked lineups. The pair of Acuras will have to fight tooth and nail with factory entries from Porsche, McLaren, and Audi.
Acura’s NSX GT3 program has proven to be reasonably successful this season. The car has netted a couple victories in the IMSA series with the Michael Shank-run team, and a single win from the legendary RealTime Racing team, who field a pair of the cars in the Pirelli World Challenge series. RealTime have been working with Honda and Acura since the early nineties. They regularly ran with a safety-orange-on-bottom-white-on-top livery through 2010 until a more corporate orange/blue/white livery took over. The team is most closely remembered for having run the livery on the original NSX model, so it is quite nice to see it returning and integrating so well with the new car’s body.
We will be at Laguna Seca this weekend to see the race unfold in person, so check back next week for full coverage of that event.
If you’d like to re-live the past a little more, here is the last race RealTime Racing won with the old-style NSX in that gorgeous livery.