Mixed Fortunes for GT Academy Graduates

GT AcademyMotorsports 81 April 2, 2012 by
After relatively successful pre-race preparations for the GT Academy graduates, their relative fortunes took a turn for the worse come race day.

Bryan Heitkotter’s weekend ended in much the same way as Jordan Tresson‘s did two weeks previously, without him even getting a racing lap in. The Doran Racing 370Z was taken out in a first corner accident with BJ Zacharias driving. In Bryan’s own words, “no way to start a racing season”.

Lucas Ordoñez’s race itself went much better, with the Greaves team finishing 4th overall from a 3rd place start. The team were running at the head of the field even into the fifth hour of the race, but the car sustained some bodywork damage after a trip over the kerbs while challenging for second place after pit stops. To compound this the team were given an incredibly harsh two minute stop-go penalty just half an hour from the end for a pitlane infringement.

Meanwhile GTPlanet’s own “tame racing driver”, Christopher Zoechling (Christhedude) was racing in the 4 hour Westfalenfahrt VLN race at the Nürburgring, finishing 16th overall and 4th in class. He also spotted a very familiar face in attendance before his qualifying run…

The next GT Academy driver in action will be Jann Mardenborough at Monza in two weeks time – and we wish him better luck!

Images courtesy of europeanlemansseries.com and Christhedude.

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