Lucas Ordoñez’s 2012 Le Mans Team Reunited for FIA WEC at Silverstone

July 3rd, 2012 by Famine

As announced by Nissan earlier this week GT Academy’s first winner, Lucas Ordoñez, will be reunited with his Le Mans teammates Martin and Alex Brundle. The trio will be driving the Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan for the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone on 26th August.

In the world famous 24hr race last month, the team managed an 8th place class finish, one place ahead of 2010′s GT Academy winner Jordan Tresson’s team in the Signatech Nissan! The Silverstone race will only be a quarter the length, at 6 hours, but on the much shorter Silverstone Arena Grand Prix circuit. Lucas was, understandably, pleased to be racing with his 24hr colleagues once again:

By watching [Martin] I have learned a lot about how to handle myself in this sport. I can’t wait for Silverstone as we will be able to race without pressure and I think we should be able to get a good result there. I hope that after the race I will have a photograph of me on the podium with Martin and Alex.

Meanwhile in France this weekend, Jann Mardenborough’s Blancpain Endurance Series race at Paul Ricard finished dismally in the first hour. From a 29th place start an early tangle saw the team have to pit to repair damage and come out at the back of the pack. Following good progress thereafter, Alex Buncombe climbed several places before unfortunately clipping the Lamborghini Gallardo of Blancpain CEO Marc Hayek. The resulting front end damage retired the car.

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  1. H_TBone_D

    I know this is unrelated to this topic, but I just got the Nissan Leaf from GT Academy 5 minutes ago. Not the others…. Yet.

  2. RACECAR

    “PlayStation 3 – It only does everything. Except play PlayStation 2 games!”

    Mine still does ;)

  3. Jason_B

    The kids did great at Watkins Glen this weekend. They probably would’ve won but got tangled up by a crashed car. This is a really good program for everyone involved.

  4. ZoidFile

    I accidentally read GT Academy’s Le Mans Team Ruined .

  5. Maddens Raiders

    PS3. It only does everything, including creating endurance racers. GT Academy FTW.

    • DuskTrooper

      PlayStation 3 – It only does everything. Except play PlayStation 2 games!

    • Well, first PS3s could, and I think we’re getting some in the PS Store.

    • You have clearly never tried inserting bread into your PS3.

    • DuskTrooper

      Really? It doesn’t make toast either? Well that’s a shame!

    • L8erBaby

      Cant make me a cup of coffee!

  6. TeamCZRRacing

    First! lol

    Good luck to Lucas and the guys!


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