GT Academy winner Lucas Ordoñez and his Signatech Nissan team competed in the Spa Francorchamps 1000km on Saturday, in front of a massive crowd of over 35,000 people. Starting from third-place qualifying position in the LMP2 class, Signatech took the class lead in the first corner of the race. All went well until contact with a GT car required work in the pits that put them 4 laps down, then a steering problem later in the race required even more unexpected repairs.
Despite the tough luck, Lucas and teammates Franck Mailleux and Soheil Ayari put down fast, steady laps to bring the car home to a fifth-place class finish. Though it’s not the same podium finish they had at Sebring, their consistent performances make them the LMP2 class leaders headed into the series’ next event: the epic 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Spa 1000km was, of course, also host to the Gran Turismo 5 Tsunami Appeal Virtual Challenge last Thursday and Friday. Check out the challenge’s Facebook page for more photos from this awesome event.
Congratulations to Lucas on another great performance (and be sure to take a close look at his helmet…)!