The California 8 Hours Race, taking place this weekend at the Laguna Seca Raceway, marks the international debut of the all new Honda/Acura NSX GT3 Evo. Expectations are extremely high, as the NSX proved to be very competitive in the US last year and the new GT3 Evo version topped the standings in pre-season testing. One of the aces behind the wheel is Honda factory driver Bertrand Baguette, who took some time to have a little chat with us.
The California 8 Hours is the second round of SRO’s Intercontinental GT championship, with the first round being held at the infamous Mount Panorama circuit for the Bathurst 12 Hours. Honda skipped that one but is now debuting its upgraded Honda NSX GT3 at the stunning Laguna Seca circuit. Testing proved to be very successful as Italian driver Marco Bonanomi put the Japanese machine on top step during pre-season testing in Paul-Ricard. The Italian, who was teamed up with Belgian talent Bertrand Baguette during the test, is not in California, as his teammate will be partnered with Renger Van De Zande and Mario Farnbacher. Just before the action started, we sat down with Bertrand to ask him about the new car.