Jann Mardenborough & RJN Win Podium Finish at Snetterton

August 6th, 2012 by Jordan

European GT Academy 2011 champion Jann Mardenborough and his teammate Alex Buncombe were back in action last weekend, competing at Snetterton in the latest round of the 2012 British GT Championship.

Initially, the event was off to a poor start, with the team forced to retire the car from the first of two races after contact with a Porsche. For the second race, a drive-through penalty resulting from an illegal pit stop saw RJN Motorsports team near the back of the grid.

Challenged by their unfortunate circumstances, Jann and Alex put on an incredibly quick performance, bringing their Nissan GT-R all the way up into third position when the checkered flag fell.

“Who knows what would have happened if the race had been a few laps longer,” said GT Academy Team RJN boss Bob Neville. “We’ve right on the heels of the championship leaders now and with two more events to go we have everything to play for.”

The next British GT Championship race will be held at Silverstone on September 9, before the season finale at Donington Park on September 30. RJN is now just two points shy of the leaders, setting the scene for an exciting championship battle that could go down to the wire. For now, congratulations to Jann and the RJN team!

Photos provided by Kevin Mc Glone of Red Square Images.

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  1. Mike712

    This series needs to be in GT6, such an amazing line up of cars this year.

    GT3-
    Ferrari 458
    Ferrari 430 Scuderia
    Mercedes SLS AMG
    BMW Z4
    Aston Martin DBRS9
    Porsche 997
    Corvette Z06
    Nissan GTR
    McLaren MP4-12c
    Audi R8

    GT4-
    Lotus Evora
    Ginetta G55
    Ginetta G50
    Chevron GR8

    Then there are other interesting cars from older seasons like the ascari A10 GT3, Mosler MT900 GT3 and the TVR Tuscan R.

  2. Clutchdj

    Awesome!!

  3. showmethepuppiz

    Was this recorded/filmed?, if so where can we see it?

    • Saturday mornings. Itv4 I think. The Grid. Highlights only.

  4. Youngun

    This really proves that Games arent bad at all, Next thing you no is military will hire through battlefield lol. But well done!
    Hope my track days pay off for next year :P

  5. flink racquet

    Well done Alex, maybe his racing suit will be DLC for gt5? or maybe GT6

  6. KilzoneStrife

    Wow, third picture from the bottom looks like GT5 :P
    Congrats on the podium finish!

    • RedSquareImages

      Thanks Kilzone glad you like the pics.

  7. VspecZR1GT2RS89

    Congrats on the podium finish guys!!! And good luck at Silverstone Jann, Alex and the team at RJN. :)

    Make us proud! :)

  8. Why can’t we get all the British GT tracks in GT5.

    And don’t say anything about GT6 please…

    • ZoidFile

      yea british tracks are so awesome.

      Brands Hatch
      Donington Park
      Knockhill
      Oulton Park

    • flink racquet

      I think they will be in GT6, will be too much time spent readying them for GT5, isn’t the Spa track from england?

    • Youngun

      Spa’s German

    • Youngun

      *ment Belgium lol, Flag mixed up

  9. tpark103

    Jan is an MF Beast!!! Congrats and continued success!!

  10. Pit Crew

    All I ask is for clear skies and dry lines at Silverstone. Geter done bro’s

  11. notStig

    I want an wallpaper version of the 10th picture :(
    Congrats to Jann btw.

  12. Nice run boys, keep it up! We’re all rooting for you.

  13. TheeFrogmanlego

    Why cant we have the cool gtr’s -.-

    • Pit Crew

      Stay posi Thee we may get something free at end of race season

    • RB26 2jz

      Do you wanna pay for it? They’re not free

    • Pit Crew

      We got Kazs GTR Free last year and the Stealth GTR 500 with a code. Just an opinion. Also the Free X1 after Sebastian Vettles successful title run.

  14. another_jakhole

    haha That’s so bittersweet. I bet they’re setting this up for a future movie ;)

  15. MOTORTRENDmitch

    Congrats to JannTheMann

    • another_jakhole

      Yuuuup. It’s too bad they keep running into trouble.


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