This past weekend, the black #33 Nissan 370Z that had been a street car just two weeks earlier finished the grueling NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill an amazing third in its class and 10th overall Sunday at the 3.0-mile, 15-turn Thunderhill Raceway Park in northern California.
The No. 23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R driven by Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli scored its second win of the season and secured NISMO the Drivers Championship title on Sunday, in the last round of the SUPER GT series in Japan.
The three-hour, final round of the Super Taikyu Series 2014 was held at an overcast Autopolis in Japan where the #81 "GTNET ADVAN NISSAN GT-R" (Kazuki Hoshino / Naofumi Omoto / Takayuki Aoki) started from pole position and, after retaking the lead at the mid-point of the race, continued to hold this position until the checkered flag to take victory.
In these special Racing 101 instructional videos, 2011 GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough shows how to master a rolling start, heel-toe downshift, left foot brake, and why racing drivers use these techniques.