GT Academy winners Wolfgang Reip and Lucas Ordóñez – plus three-time Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama – have a totally new set of buttons to learn when they jump behind the wheel of the Nissan ZEOD RC.
Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have announced that gamer-to-real-racer competition the NISMO PlayStation® GT Academy returns for a sixth installment in 2014. Online qualifying on PlayStation's Gran Turismo®6 game begins on April 21.
Three-time Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama will join Nissan GT Academy winners Lucas Ordóñez and Wolfgang Reip as the driver line-up for the revolutionary electric Nissan ZEOD RC at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.
Since his GT Academy win last September, Nick McMillen has spent a lot of time on the track. His all-GT Academy team finished second in class in a 370Z NISMO at the Dubai 24 hours, and he's raced numerous times in GT4 in Europe.
After the long 24 and 12-hour endurance races at Daytona and Sebring, which also count towards the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup, the OAK Racing team is about to take part in the first sprint event of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
In 2014 Lucas Ordonez will race in a full season of Super GT in Japan. Since winning the first GT Academy competition in 2008, Lucas has raced for Nissan and already won two prestigious championships and taken two podium finishes in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The ZEOD RC hit the track at Snetterton in the UK for testing. GT Academy winner and NISMO Athlete Wolfgang Reip is working with the team to get as much data as possible and get a real feel for the car on track.
At the Paul Ricard circuit, the no. 26 G-Drive Racing Morgan-Nissan LM P2 will take part in the Prologue, the two-day official test session that marks the kick-off of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship.