Nissan and GT Academy head back to the fabled Spa-Francorchamps Circuit for their third run at the Blancpain Endurance Series flagship race. The team and drivers’ have experience on their side and are more determined than ever to take the top step on the podium in 2014.
Nissan GT Academy Team RJN will be fielding two cars in the event. 2012 Russian Champion Mark Shulzhitskiy, Nissan Global Driver Exchange drivers Masataka Yanagida & Katsumasa Chiyo, and 2013 European Champ Miguel Faisca (Portugal) will be piloting the #35 car.
Local Champion from 2012 Wolfgang Reip, 2013 German Champ Florian Strauss, 2013 US Champion Nick McMillen, and Nissan journeyman driver Alex Buncombe are taking command of the #80. Both cars belonging to the Pro-AM Cup class, which is rated second. The two cars have showed good pace in an extremely competitive qualifying session, with cars #35 and #80 achieving fourth and fifth positions in class, respectively.
Race begins at 16:30 local time (click here to convert time to your local time zone). The race will definitely be one to watch as weather always plays a part in Spa. Reports indicate rain has a good chance of affecting the race, which is good news for the ultra stable GT-R package.
- Live broadcast at Blancpain Endurance Series
- Nismo.tv’s live onboard streams
- Full race commentary from radiolemans
- The Twitter account of Nissan, @Nissan_OnTrack
- Official GT Academy flickr
- The discussion thread in our motorsports forum
Stay tuned to this thread for important updates and race wrap ups!