GT Academy Champion Steve Doherty proved he has what it takes to run at the front on wet or dry tracks in the Skullcandy Nissan Altima, as he took his third podium finish in four races in the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car class Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Sometimes the toughest test of a race driver’s skill is at 60 mph, not at 160 mph. GT Academy Champions Steve Doherty and Bryan Heitkotter slipped, then gripped their way to a hard-earned podium finishes in today’s Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car (TC) class race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
In 1994, Steve Millen and the No. 75 Nissan 300ZX won the IMSA GTS class at the 24 Hour of Le Mans (including 5th place overall) and the 12 Hours of Sebring, along with the 1994 IMSA GTS Drivers' and Manufacturers' Championship.
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.