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The Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 returned to Pirelli World Challenge action with GT Academy winner Ricardo Sanchez joining forces with Frankie Montecalvo.

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The duo are contesting all five SprintX rounds of the championship in 2017 and kicked off their assault with a fifth place finish in the PRO/AM class on Sunday. The result was a strong fightback after electric issues curtailed their efforts in the opening race on Saturday.

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"The week started out quite well, with the pole position in class," Sanchez said.

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"We had an electrical issue on Saturday's race and that put us P22 on the grid for Sunday. I started the race and made good progress, from P22 to P15, P4 in class. The series gave me the best start award of the race, which is amazing. I had so much fun.

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"This class is really old school with a lot of overtaking. You can use any line around here and there are a lot of high speed corners.

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"Even though it was an up and down weekend, and I'm disappointed we missed out on a podium, Always Evolving did an amazing job with the car and I was very happy with the Nissan GT-R.

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"We'll definitely keep pushing in Canada for the next round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and I'm confident we can challenge for a podium."

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More snaps from the Pirelli World Challenge weekend at Virginia International Raceway

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