While the rest of us wait for GT Academy to start next month, the winners of previous academies continue to make their names in world motorsports and demonstrate the success of the GT Academy program.
This weekend it’s the turn of the newest graduate Jann Mardenborough. This year Jann will be competing in the Pro-Am category of the Blancpain Endurance Series, paired with Alex Buncombe and Chris Ward, in the RJN Motorsports Nissan GT-R GT3 #35. The first race of the season is at Monza this weekend, however the team face a tricky battle having qualified the car 38th of the 56 car field following a heavily interrupted 3rd qualifying session.
Jann has already had race time in the car, as he and Alex are entered in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship too (in GT3 class). At a rain-dominated meeting at Oulton Park last weekend, the pair managed to qualify 4th and finish 5th in race one while qualifying 10th and finishing 11th in race two. The pair are joint seventh in the championship following the weekend’s racing and will return to action in that series on 17th May at the Nürburgring.
The 3 hour Monza race starts at 12.15 GMT/UTC on Sunday 15th April with live timing available through the official site.
Images courtesy of BritishGT.com