Following Jordan Tresson’s disappointing season-opener in the Sebring 12 Hour race two weeks ago, two more GT Academy graduates are involved in their own race series debuts this weekend.
As reported earlier in the month, Bryan Heitkotter will be making his first Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge start this afternoon at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Bryan is paired with Nissan veteran BJ Zacharias in the Doran Motorsports Nissan 370Z and the pair have qualified 11th on the grid for the race later today. You can find live timing at the official Grand-Am website, a live stream on Speed2 and the race highlights are to be shown on Speed on April 8th.
Meanwhile at Paul Ricard in France, Lucas Ordoñez will be competing in the European Le Mans Series Castellet 6 Hour race. This starts at midday GMT on Sunday and the Greaves Motorsport team’s Zytek Nissan LMP2, driven by Lucas, Tom Kimber-Smith and Alex Brundle, is 3rd on the grid for the race. This event will be carried live on Radio Le Mans and various regional television channels and services.
GTPlanet wishes the best of luck to the graduates this weekend!
Images courtesy of lucasordonez.com and grand-am.com