The Japanese driver worked through the programme with his teammates in practice to set the car up to his liking before Masa qualified the car in sixth position.
Nobu took the start, quickly getting into a rhythm and lapping in the 2:01s bracket as requested by the team. While he lost two positions in the opening few laps, he maintained his confidence and was soon lapping well ahead of the LM2 Am entries behind.
Following his stint, the gearbox issue curtailed the race prematurely, but for Nobi, it was a good experience ahead of the next round of the championship in Australia.
“It was definitely a steep learning curve for me, but I enjoyed the race,” Nobu said. “It was difficult on the first few laps, but then I started to feel more comfortable in the car and enjoyed the rest of my race.
“It’s a shame for Masa and Daniel as they didn’t really get to race at all, but overall, it has been a good weekend.”