Jann Mardenborough & RJN Win Podium Finish at Snetterton

August 6th, 2012 by Jordan Greer

European GT Academy 2011 champion Jann Mardenborough and his teammate Alex Buncombe were back in action last weekend, competing at Snetterton in the latest round of the 2012 British GT Championship.

Initially, the event was off to a poor start, with the team forced to retire the car from the first of two races after contact with a Porsche. For the second race, a drive-through penalty resulting from an illegal pit stop saw RJN Motorsports team near the back of the grid.

Challenged by their unfortunate circumstances, Jann and Alex put on an incredibly quick performance, bringing their Nissan GT-R all the way up into third position when the checkered flag fell.

“Who knows what would have happened if the race had been a few laps longer,” said GT Academy Team RJN boss Bob Neville. “We’ve right on the heels of the championship leaders now and with two more events to go we have everything to play for.”

The next British GT Championship race will be held at Silverstone on September 9, before the season finale at Donington Park on September 30. RJN is now just two points shy of the leaders, setting the scene for an exciting championship battle that could go down to the wire. For now, congratulations to Jann and the RJN team!

Photos provided by Kevin Mc Glone of Red Square Images.

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  1. Aug. 8, 4:21pm

    This series needs to be in GT6, such an amazing line up of cars this year.

    Ferrari 458
    Ferrari 430 Scuderia
    Mercedes SLS AMG
    BMW Z4
    Aston Martin DBRS9
    Porsche 997
    Corvette Z06
    Nissan GTR
    McLaren MP4-12c
    Audi R8

    Lotus Evora
    Ginetta G55
    Ginetta G50
    Chevron GR8

    Then there are other interesting cars from older seasons like the ascari A10 GT3, Mosler MT900 GT3 and the TVR Tuscan R.

  2. Aug. 7, 4:57pm


  3. Aug. 7, 3:13pm

    Was this recorded/filmed?, if so where can we see it?

    • Aug. 7, 5:51pm

      Saturday mornings. Itv4 I think. The Grid. Highlights only.

  4. Aug. 7, 2:52pm

    This really proves that Games arent bad at all, Next thing you no is military will hire through battlefield lol. But well done!
    Hope my track days pay off for next year :P

  5. Aug. 7, 4:49am
    flink racquet

    Well done Alex, maybe his racing suit will be DLC for gt5? or maybe GT6

  6. Aug. 7, 2:37am

    Wow, third picture from the bottom looks like GT5 :P
    Congrats on the podium finish!

    • Aug. 7, 7:25pm

      Thanks Kilzone glad you like the pics.

  7. Aug. 7, 1:29am

    Congrats on the podium finish guys!!! And good luck at Silverstone Jann, Alex and the team at RJN. :)

    Make us proud! :)

  8. Aug. 7, 12:58am

    Why can’t we get all the British GT tracks in GT5.

    And don’t say anything about GT6 please…

    • Aug. 7, 7:30am

      yea british tracks are so awesome.

      Brands Hatch
      Donington Park
      Oulton Park

    • Aug. 7, 10:41am
      flink racquet

      I think they will be in GT6, will be too much time spent readying them for GT5, isn’t the Spa track from england?

    • Aug. 7, 2:53pm

      Spa’s German

    • Aug. 7, 2:54pm

      *ment Belgium lol, Flag mixed up

  9. Aug. 6, 11:34pm

    Jan is an MF Beast!!! Congrats and continued success!!

  10. Aug. 6, 10:26pm
    Pit Crew

    All I ask is for clear skies and dry lines at Silverstone. Geter done bro’s

  11. Aug. 6, 9:21pm

    I want an wallpaper version of the 10th picture :(
    Congrats to Jann btw.

    • Aug. 7, 2:55pm

      They should Hire from our Photomode Comps Photographers as that Pic is blurry.

    • Aug. 7, 7:27pm

      NotStig – Drop me an email info@redsquareimages.com

  12. Aug. 6, 9:20pm
    Mac K

    Nice run boys, keep it up! We’re all rooting for you.

  13. Aug. 6, 9:19pm

    Why cant we have the cool gtr’s -.-

    • Aug. 6, 10:27pm
      Pit Crew

      Stay posi Thee we may get something free at end of race season

    • Aug. 7, 12:16pm
      RB26 2jz

      Do you wanna pay for it? They’re not free

    • Aug. 7, 7:26pm
      Pit Crew

      We got Kazs GTR Free last year and the Stealth GTR 500 with a code. Just an opinion. Also the Free X1 after Sebastian Vettles successful title run.

  14. Aug. 6, 9:10pm

    haha That’s so bittersweet. I bet they’re setting this up for a future movie ;)

  15. Aug. 6, 9:09pm

    Congrats to JannTheMann

    • Aug. 6, 9:11pm

      Yuuuup. It’s too bad they keep running into trouble.

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