Virtual-to-reality, gamer-to-racer, sim-to-win. Call it what you like. Jann Mardenborough showed the world he has what it takes to win in GP3 against the cream of the crop of single-seater racing talent.
Twenty years from now, when racing historians look back at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, they will likely make note of Nissan's entry of the innovative ZEOD RC's historic full competition lap under all-electric power.
Sir Chris Hoy put his off-track excursion at Goodwood far behind him today with an outstanding performance at Spa in round eight of the 2014 British GT Championship. Along with his Nissan teammate, 2012 GT Academy Europe winner Wolfgang Reip, he took a second place podium finish at one of the world’s toughest race tracks.
Nissan has shuffled its driver line-ups ahead of this month's Spa 24 Hours. In the No.35 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 squad – already strengthened by the addition of two-time Super GT GT500 Champion Masataka Yanagida – Mark Shulzhitskiy replaces his Russian counterpart Stanislav Aksenov and joins Katsumasa Chiyo and Miguel Faisca.
Two Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 race cars have finished the 2014 Nürburgring 24 Hours. The grueling race, held on the 25-kilometer Nordschleife, saw over 160 cars and 600 drivers compete for glory in one of the toughest racing events in the world.
Nissan heads "home" this weekend to the Nurburgring, the scene of the manufacturer's volume production lap record and the track where the GT-R is developed. With an all-star international team of drivers, competing in Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s this is Nissan's biggest assault on the Nurburgring 24 Hours in recent times.
In the LM P2 class at Le Mans today, it was a great day for the Nissan engine, which took the first eight positions in class. The new Ligier JS P2 chassis made a very successful debut, as the No.46 Thiriet by TDS Racing entry took pole position. The No.35 Oak Racing entry driven by two GT Academy winners grabbed third place.
The revolutionary Nissan ZEOD RC has recorded the highest ever speed by an electric vehicle at Le Mans with Japanese ace Satoshi Motoyama reaching 300km/h on the Mulsanne Straight in qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hours.