Lucas Ordonez and Team on Class Pole at Sebring

March 19th, 2011 by Jordan

As you know, GT Academy winner Lucas Ordonez has made huge strides in his racing career and is now competing in the 2011 International Le Mans Cup. The series kicks off today with the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida, and Lucas’ team, Signatech Nissan, are already off to a great start scoring class pole in the LMP2 category!

The green flag drops at Sebring on 10 A.M. this morning. Head over to Sebring’s official website for more information on how to watch or listen to the race. Best of luck to Lucas and Signatech!

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  1. JHS_1980

    How about that Signatech Nissan, that Lucas drives, for GT5… and maybe the Sebring track, while PD are at it :-)

  2. Bakemono858

    @Snippy the F430 didn’t lose to an M3, the driver lost to another driver.
    Anyways nice job Lucas.

  3. *Lucas Ordóñez

    Jordan, is it so hard to type a ñ? It’s a basic sign of respect to write someone’s name correctly. If you’re really feeling generous you could use the ó as well.

    • gtone339

      alt keys yeah

    • Yes, it is, Justin. I’ve got no idea how to do it on my Mac, other than copy-and-pasting it from somewhere else. I joked with Lucas about it when I had dinner with him – he said he never bothers to type it either.

    • 2smokes

      You got owned dude! Nice comeback boss man.

    • I almost gave you directions for the Mac because it’s so easy, but I figured the chance that you had one was low!

      For tilde-n you just hold Option and hit n, which puts up a tilde sign, and then you type an n by itself. So, “Opt-n, n”. The key for that accent is Option-e, so you type “Option-e, o”. It’s super easy, and one of the many things I love about Macs. (I also love that Option-Shift-hyphen is an em-dash: — )

    • Just some extra motivation:

      años = years
      anos = anuses

      :)

  4. Super_Colossal

    2nd place officially. Good run, more races to come.

    • Still can’t believe an F430 lost to an M3, although it is nice to know that videogames can get you somewhere in life.

    • whiteman

      You don’t watch much sports car racing do you?

    • I don’t watch much, but the good thing is that since I’ve started playing gt5 I’ve started watching some racing. I think Dish Network noticed I’ve been watching since they’ve taken of SPEED last week. It was never included the channel package I had.

    • whiteman

      the cars are pretty equal to make the class competitive, any good team in any car could win. Only teams that may have a rough time would be the ones with new cars or small budgets.

  5. bonesawtx

    currently -9 laps in class, car seems to have gremlins in it.

  6. But of course Risi Competizione can’t do as well in GT class…

    • bonesawtx

      they just got that car 7 days ago, i think their doing okay for a week old car.

    • well I was posting that as they were sitting in pit lane forever. They’re already back in the top ten, and they should be climbing considering how well they have been doing. I’m new to following ALMS, and also Grand-Am rolex series. NASCAR just isn’t doing it for me lol.

  7. kazuyam

    If he wins, I will make a petition thread for renaiming all Bobs in Lucas as he is the true and real life first GT5 human bob. Great job so far. Currently watching life stream of Sebring and he is doing a real great job still leading th LMP2 class with his team mates.

  8. Themadcat001

    He’s a full lap ahead now, they were 3 laps behind with mechanical problems, they just said that Lucas caught them back up and is 1 lap ahead at the moment.

    The announcers were just talking about what an experience GT academy is and how it does find good drivers. Go lucas and go playstation! =)

  9. Driver46

    He is still the P2 class leader now…with 3 hours to go. :)

  10. the piston

    Good luck Lucas, and to think people say games never get you anywhere in life.

  11. obi_one

    well he’s in first now 9h to go.

  12. Elitedriver123

    Lucas Ordonez is no. 26 in PC2 class, if anyone cares.

  13. Master Lee

    Glad I had a spare 12 month gold member card to throw on the X360 this morning. First race of the year for me! (No NASCAR please). Cheers.

  14. brainfade

    good effort, but it was Soheil Ayari who set the pace, Lucas is far too slow for them to have any impact on the top 3 in LMP2

    • Yeah, correct.

    • Khaddar

      Either of you care to eat those words now?

    • brainfade

      whats incorrect about what I said? It’s 100% true, Ordonez was the slowest of the 3 by a good second on average, how about you go eat your own privates instead

    • Khaddar

      It’s 100% true that he’s too slow for them to have any impact on the top 3? I guess three is too high for you to count without assistance.

  15. Another Boo the PS3 can run video from ESPN3!! Arghhh

  16. It is not on ABC or ESPN or ESPN2 where is it?

    • It’s on ESPN3.com

    • Thanks I just figured it out. So i can’t watch it on cable no more BOO!! I have to watch it through my playstation just one more thing to make my machine run more than needed.

  17. gtone339

    Go Peugeot!!

    • booooo haha

    • gtone339

      @rb26x

      At least they’re in 3rd place. ;)

      Congrats to Team Oreca Matmut Peugeot 908 HDi FAP on a successful win. :)

      Next challenge, Spa Francorchamps.

  18. Michael

    Awesome! I’ll be watching from the shop I work at!

  19. theArmourKing

    you representing every GT-fan! We’r with you.

  20. theArmourKing

    GOOD LUCK, LUCAS!

  21. the radio site is http://www.radiolemans.com, the webstream at espn3 is pretty dodgy as it keeps on freezing and the like. justin.tv or RU is probs the best bet

    • Does justin.tv have the video stream and does it freeze up as much as espn3?

  22. Streaker

    Trivia: Steve McQueen almost won the 1970 race. They were preparing for the upcoming Le Mans movie. There is a site with an article called Steve McQueen LE MANS & BEYOND GRATUITOUS 1970s RACING GOODNESS that has the story and lots of photos.

    • CarBastard

      Further Trivia: He was driving with a cast and a broken limb if I’m not mistaken. When the race was over he climbed out of his Solar Productions Porsche with a molten cast and cursing with pain.

  23. Streaker

    Full coverage starts this morning on the ESPN3 site and if you are outside the States you can see it on the ALMS site. The LMPs were averaging over 120 mph a lap, this is going to be a great race. Google alms spotter guide and you will find a site that has a downloadable livery guide. There is also a radio site that will be broadcasting during the race if you can’t get ESPN3. You probably can find it on one of the rebroadcast sites though.

  24. McClarenDesign

    Great job, Lucas! I’ll be watching, and hope to see you score a win!

  25. Big Ron

    I see, it was Soheil Ayari

  26. JesseDeya

    Well done Lucas, it never fails to amaze me how well he has done. I’ll admit, I’m more than a little bit jealous (and I fly very fast planes for a living).

  27. catvlek2

    FIRST!!! :D

    • Big Ron

      And who has driven the pole time?

    • Tintorera

      Lucas’ team mate Soheil Ayari set the PP time.
      Impressive that Lucas is driving 12H of Sebring in an LMP2 car just 2/3 years after playing GT Academy. Well done!!!

    • GTP_scaramanga

      @Catvlek2
      Look at all the comments below and think about what they add to the discussion. Now consider your comment and how it makes you look a total tool.

      Well done Lucas, good luck for the series.


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