GT Academy Winner Doherty Finds Silver Lining in Challenging Weekend for Nissan at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio (August 5, 2013) - It was a weekend in need of a silver lining, and in the last race of the weekend Steve Doherty came through. Paired with two established Nissan teams racing in the Pirelli World Challenge Series, 2008 GT Academy Europe Champion Lucas Ordonez and 2012 GT Academy US Champion Doherty were sure to make a splash in rounds 11 and 12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
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Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

The Nissan NISMO family

The Nissan NISMO family

Electrified wire, Champaign and birthday cake at 2014 GT Academy finals

Electrified wire, Champaign and birthday cake at 2014 GT Academy finals

Electrified wire, Champaign and birthday cake at 2014 GT Academy finals

Electrified wire, Champaign and birthday cake at 2014 GT Academy finals

Electrified wire, Champaign and birthday cake at 2014 GT Academy finals

Electrified wire, Champaign and birthday cake at 2014 GT Academy finals

Electrified wire, Champaign and birthday cake at 2014 GT Academy finals

Electrified wire, Champaign and birthday cake at 2014 GT Academy finals

GT Academy 2012 champion Doherty takes second podium of the weekend in Altima at Mid-Ohio

GT Academy 2012 champion Doherty takes second podium of the weekend in Altima ...

GT Academy 2012 champion Doherty takes second podium of the weekend in Altima at Mid-Ohio

GT Academy 2012 champion Doherty takes second podium of the weekend in Altima ...

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima