March 27, 2013

Nissan's racing season gets into gear with new FIA GT Series

The new-for-2013 FIA GT Series gets underway this weekend at Nogaro in France and the Nissan GT Academy Team RJN squad is ready to take its pair of Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 race cars to the limit as they go head to head with the likes
of the McLaren MP4-12C, the Mercedes SLS AMG, the Audi R8 LMS Ultra, the BMW Z4, the Ford GT and the Ferrari 458.

Nissan is taking a calculated gamble in 2013 by running an 'All-Gamer' entry in the Pro-Am category, which sees the 2012 winners of the European and Russian GT Academy competitions, Wolfgang Reip and Mark Shulzhitskiy, go into battle in the No. 32 Nissan GT-R against much more experienced drivers. 

Their toughest competition could come from the other side of the garage as the No.35 YouTube branded GT-R will be raced by the original gamer-to-racer Lucas Ordonez and his very swift team-mate Alex Buncombe. Lucas and Alex will also race in the Pro-Am category.

"We know that year after year GT Academy produces top quality racing drivers who go on to have successful seasons alongside their professional mentors. This time we decided to throw Mark and Wolfie in at the deep end and pair them together in one GT-R, putting them up against Lucas and Alex. I am absolutely confident that all four drivers will deliver in the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3s," said Nissan's Director of Global Motorsport, Darren Cox.


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