Lucas Ordonez and Team on Class Pole at Sebring

March 19th, 2011 by Jordan Greer

As you know, GT Academy winner Lucas Ordonez has made huge strides in his racing career and is now competing in the 2011 International Le Mans Cup. The series kicks off today with the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida, and Lucas’ team, Signatech Nissan, are already off to a great start scoring class pole in the LMP2 category!

The green flag drops at Sebring on 10 A.M. this morning. Head over to Sebring’s official website for more information on how to watch or listen to the race. Best of luck to Lucas and Signatech!

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  1. Mar. 20, 3:46am

    How about that Signatech Nissan, that Lucas drives, for GT5… and maybe the Sebring track, while PD are at it :-)

  2. Mar. 20, 12:45am

    @Snippy the F430 didn’t lose to an M3, the driver lost to another driver.
    Anyways nice job Lucas.

  3. Mar. 19, 11:18pm

    *Lucas Ordóñez

    Jordan, is it so hard to type a ñ? It’s a basic sign of respect to write someone’s name correctly. If you’re really feeling generous you could use the ó as well.

    • Mar. 20, 5:36am

      alt keys yeah

    • Mar. 20, 5:47am

      Yes, it is, Justin. I’ve got no idea how to do it on my Mac, other than copy-and-pasting it from somewhere else. I joked with Lucas about it when I had dinner with him – he said he never bothers to type it either.

    • Mar. 20, 6:19am

      You got owned dude! Nice comeback boss man.

    • Mar. 20, 7:18pm

      I almost gave you directions for the Mac because it’s so easy, but I figured the chance that you had one was low!

      For tilde-n you just hold Option and hit n, which puts up a tilde sign, and then you type an n by itself. So, “Opt-n, n”. The key for that accent is Option-e, so you type “Option-e, o”. It’s super easy, and one of the many things I love about Macs. (I also love that Option-Shift-hyphen is an em-dash: — )

    • Mar. 20, 7:23pm

      Just some extra motivation:

      años = years
      anos = anuses


  4. Mar. 19, 10:33pm

    2nd place officially. Good run, more races to come.

    • Mar. 19, 11:12pm

      Still can’t believe an F430 lost to an M3, although it is nice to know that videogames can get you somewhere in life.

    • Mar. 21, 5:56pm

      You don’t watch much sports car racing do you?

    • Mar. 21, 7:11pm

      I don’t watch much, but the good thing is that since I’ve started playing gt5 I’ve started watching some racing. I think Dish Network noticed I’ve been watching since they’ve taken of SPEED last week. It was never included the channel package I had.

    • Mar. 21, 9:52pm

      the cars are pretty equal to make the class competitive, any good team in any car could win. Only teams that may have a rough time would be the ones with new cars or small budgets.

  5. Mar. 19, 8:36pm

    currently -9 laps in class, car seems to have gremlins in it.

  6. Mar. 19, 8:21pm

    But of course Risi Competizione can’t do as well in GT class…

    • Mar. 19, 8:24pm

      they just got that car 7 days ago, i think their doing okay for a week old car.

    • Mar. 19, 8:44pm

      well I was posting that as they were sitting in pit lane forever. They’re already back in the top ten, and they should be climbing considering how well they have been doing. I’m new to following ALMS, and also Grand-Am rolex series. NASCAR just isn’t doing it for me lol.

  7. Mar. 19, 7:37pm

    If he wins, I will make a petition thread for renaiming all Bobs in Lucas as he is the true and real life first GT5 human bob. Great job so far. Currently watching life stream of Sebring and he is doing a real great job still leading th LMP2 class with his team mates.

  8. Mar. 19, 7:32pm

    He’s a full lap ahead now, they were 3 laps behind with mechanical problems, they just said that Lucas caught them back up and is 1 lap ahead at the moment.

    The announcers were just talking about what an experience GT academy is and how it does find good drivers. Go lucas and go playstation! =)

  9. Mar. 19, 7:23pm

    He is still the P2 class leader now…with 3 hours to go. :)

  10. Mar. 19, 4:03pm
    the piston

    Good luck Lucas, and to think people say games never get you anywhere in life.

  11. Mar. 19, 1:27pm

    well he’s in first now 9h to go.

  12. Mar. 19, 12:09pm

    Lucas Ordonez is no. 26 in PC2 class, if anyone cares.

    • Mar. 19, 12:17pm

      And is placement is 2nd place.

  13. Mar. 19, 11:56am
  14. Mar. 19, 11:22am
    Master Lee

    Glad I had a spare 12 month gold member card to throw on the X360 this morning. First race of the year for me! (No NASCAR please). Cheers.

    • Mar. 19, 8:46pm

      What about Grand-Am Rolex?

  15. Mar. 19, 10:17am

    good effort, but it was Soheil Ayari who set the pace, Lucas is far too slow for them to have any impact on the top 3 in LMP2

    • Mar. 19, 10:20am
      Big Ron

      Yeah, correct.

    • Mar. 20, 5:14am

      Either of you care to eat those words now?

    • Mar. 20, 4:15pm

      whats incorrect about what I said? It’s 100% true, Ordonez was the slowest of the 3 by a good second on average, how about you go eat your own privates instead

    • Mar. 21, 9:26am

      It’s 100% true that he’s too slow for them to have any impact on the top 3? I guess three is too high for you to count without assistance.

  16. Mar. 19, 10:08am

    Another Boo the PS3 can run video from ESPN3!! Arghhh

    • Mar. 19, 10:09am

      CAN’T RUN VIDEO sorry.

  17. Mar. 19, 10:01am

    It is not on ABC or ESPN or ESPN2 where is it?

    • Mar. 19, 10:02am

      It’s on

    • Mar. 19, 10:04am

      Thanks I just figured it out. So i can’t watch it on cable no more BOO!! I have to watch it through my playstation just one more thing to make my machine run more than needed.

  18. Mar. 19, 9:42am

    Go Peugeot!!

    • Mar. 19, 8:23pm

      booooo haha

    • Mar. 20, 3:35am


      At least they’re in 3rd place. ;)

      Congrats to Team Oreca Matmut Peugeot 908 HDi FAP on a successful win. :)

      Next challenge, Spa Francorchamps.

  19. Mar. 19, 9:35am

    Awesome! I’ll be watching from the shop I work at!

  20. Mar. 19, 9:04am

    you representing every GT-fan! We’r with you.

  21. Mar. 19, 9:01am


  22. Mar. 19, 8:47am

    the radio site is, the webstream at espn3 is pretty dodgy as it keeps on freezing and the like. or RU is probs the best bet

    • Mar. 19, 8:50pm

      Does have the video stream and does it freeze up as much as espn3?

  23. Mar. 19, 8:18am

    Trivia: Steve McQueen almost won the 1970 race. They were preparing for the upcoming Le Mans movie. There is a site with an article called Steve McQueen LE MANS & BEYOND GRATUITOUS 1970s RACING GOODNESS that has the story and lots of photos.

    • Mar. 19, 1:56pm

      Further Trivia: He was driving with a cast and a broken limb if I’m not mistaken. When the race was over he climbed out of his Solar Productions Porsche with a molten cast and cursing with pain.

  24. Mar. 19, 8:15am

    Full coverage starts this morning on the ESPN3 site and if you are outside the States you can see it on the ALMS site. The LMPs were averaging over 120 mph a lap, this is going to be a great race. Google alms spotter guide and you will find a site that has a downloadable livery guide. There is also a radio site that will be broadcasting during the race if you can’t get ESPN3. You probably can find it on one of the rebroadcast sites though.

  25. Mar. 19, 7:48am

    Great job, Lucas! I’ll be watching, and hope to see you score a win!

  26. Mar. 19, 7:21am
    Big Ron

    I see, it was Soheil Ayari

  27. Mar. 19, 7:21am

    Well done Lucas, it never fails to amaze me how well he has done. I’ll admit, I’m more than a little bit jealous (and I fly very fast planes for a living).

  28. Mar. 19, 7:13am

    FIRST!!! :D

    • Mar. 19, 7:20am
      Big Ron

      And who has driven the pole time?

    • Mar. 19, 11:43am

      Lucas’ team mate Soheil Ayari set the PP time.
      Impressive that Lucas is driving 12H of Sebring in an LMP2 car just 2/3 years after playing GT Academy. Well done!!!

    • Mar. 20, 4:51am

      Look at all the comments below and think about what they add to the discussion. Now consider your comment and how it makes you look a total tool.

      Well done Lucas, good luck for the series.

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