It was another busy weekend for real-world motorsports, and GT Academy stars were right in the action with great results. First up, Lucas Ordoñez and team Signatech Nissan were back on track at the the latest round in the ILMC 2011, the 6 Hours of Imola. The team drove a fast and consistent race, repeating their success at Le Mans with another excellent second-in-class finish, holding their lead in the points for the overall championship.
GT Academy’s newest stars also made their competitive racing debut this weekend, when European winner Jann Mardenborough joined U.S. winner Bryan Heitkotter at the Welsh Sports and GT Championship held at Wales’ Pembrey Circuit in a pair of RJN Motorsport’s 370Zs.
To call their best results impressive would be an understatment: Jann finished first in class and third overall in the final race of the weekend (he even took home the ‘driver of the day award’). Heitkotter finished right behind him in second, and won ‘driver of the day’ himself on Saturday.
“It was an excellent start and a very impressive debut for Jann,” said Bob Neville. “He was very smooth, he wasn’t over braking, his lines were good and his times were excellent throughout the day. It’s proved a valuable lesson, getting Jann used to having lots of cars around him. He was out there racing for real for the first time and he could not have done any better!”
Congratulations to all!