Le Mans: Ecstasy quickly followed by heartbreak for Nissan ZEOD RC

David Hobbs
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Nissan's race at Le Mans came to a cruel end after just five laps when the gearbox on its innovative ZEOD RC failed.

Driver Wolfgang Reip reported the problem as he entered the high speed Indianapolis Corner and by the time he reached Arnage Corner he had slowed dramatically. With marshals help, he was able to get the car back to the pits but it was quickly realised the problem was terminal.