Jann Mardenborough Nominated for Autosport British Club Racing Driver of the Year

October 27th, 2012 by Andrew Evans

2011’s European GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough has been nominated by UK magazine Autosport for their British Club Racing Driver of the Year award.

The nomination follows a remarkable rookie season in which Jann and his RJN Motorsport team won their first British GT pole position at the Nürburgring and race at Brands Hatch, remaining in the running for the overall title with just an hour of the season remaining. Previous winners of the award include future F1 drivers Eddie Irvine, David Coulthard and future IndyCar and Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti.

The award is one of two with GT Academy involvement as the Highcroft Racing Nissan DeltaWing, recently driven to an incredible 5th place overall at Petit Le Mans by a team including 2009 GT Academy winner Lucas Ordoñez, is nominated as Racing Car of the Year. Voting forms for all the award categories can be found on page 82 of this week’s (25th October) Autosport magazine, while the awards ceremony itself will be held on December 2nd at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

This weekend also marks the final appearance this season of a GT Academy driver in a major international race series, as 2010’s winner Jordan Tresson competes in the 6hr of Shanghai.

After Saturday’s qualifying at the Shanghai International Circuit, the French driver’s #23 Signatech Nissan sits 7th in class ahead of Sunday’s race. The race gets underway at 03.00GMT/UTC on Sunday with a live stream available on the FIA WEC website and commentary on Radio Le Mans.

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  1. Nov. 8, 3:21am
    Lord Nicon

    That’s fantastic. It has been a pretty great season for him so far. Go Jann! いいな!Jealous! Score one for Jann, GTAcademy and the GT community.

  2. Oct. 28, 1:46am

    Congrats, Jann!!

  3. Oct. 27, 11:03pm

    Nominated drivers
    SCOTT MALVERN – Formula Renault BARC
    MICHAEL MEADOWS – Porsche Carrera Cup
    BEN BARKER – Carrera Cup GB
    JACK GOFF – Renault Clio Cup
    CARL BREEZE – Ginetta champion

    Famous drivers rewarded as “British Club Driver of the Yeay”:
    1987 – Eddie Irvine
    1989 – David Coulthard
    1993 – Dario Franchitti
    1999 – Andy Priaulx
    2003 – Lewis Hamilton

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  5. Oct. 27, 6:42pm

    Nice job Rookie, keep up the good work! It’s been fun watching you develop and I think I can speak for most when I say we look forward to the next chapter!!

  6. Oct. 27, 4:58pm
    Mac K

    Congrats Jan! You’re the man. Good luck this weekend Jordan.

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  9. Oct. 27, 2:04pm

    Congrats Jann! :)

  10. Oct. 27, 12:59pm

    congrats jann

  11. Oct. 27, 12:44pm

    Wow congrats Jann :)

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