Mardenborough scores first Tremendous GT GT500 podium

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MURATA, Japan – Former Nissan GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough has scored his first Tremendous GT podium with a third-place end at Sportsland Sugo aboard his Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500.

Teamed with Japanese racer Daiki Sasaki, Mardenborough began on the entrance row at Sugo and made a transfer for the lead at flip one on lap 22.

He held the highest spot till lap 38 when he pitted handy over to Sasaki. The Japanese racer misplaced the highest spot whereas bringing his tires as much as temperature and later ran off target on the last nook.

The journey by the grass hindered Sasaki’s tempo, however he was capable of get well to cross the road in third place after a good battle on the finish.

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“Overtaking the GT300 automobiles was actually tough at present,” mentioned Mardenborough. “I’ve encountered these conditions a variety of instances up till now, however when combating for the highest spot, it turns into much more tough. I am actually pleased to seize my first podium end within the GT500 class. Within the subsequent spherical, I need to intention for even higher and seize a win.”

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This was the second race in a row the place Mardenborough and Sasaki demonstrated distinctive tempo. The duo dominated the earlier spherical at Fuji solely to endure a late-race technical challenge.

“I pushed actually onerous as a result of I wished to meet up with the chief,” mentioned Sasaki. “Then I picked up some marbles and went off target on the last nook. After that it turned robust to elevate the tempo. Regardless of that, I drove as onerous as I might, managed to battle off the No. 38, and I believe I confirmed that we had pace. I need to journey on this momentum and take victory within the subsequent spherical.”

The Sugo weekend was a powerful spherical for all the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 groups. All 4 automobiles completed within the high 10 with JP de Oliveira and Mitsunori Takaboshi ending sixth forward of Ronnie Quintarelli/Tsugio Matsuda (seventh) and Satoshi Motoyama/Katsumasa Chiyo (eighth).

Nissan additionally took a podium in GT300 with Kazuki Hoshino and Hiroki Yoshida scoring second place aboard their Gainer Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.

 

NISMO Calendar

September 22-23
Blancpain GT Sequence Asia, Shanghai Worldwide Circuit, China
European Le Mans Sequence, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Michelin Le Mans Cup, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Nissan Micra Cup, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
British GT Championship, Donington Park, England

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September 29-30
Blancpain GT Sequence Endurance Cup, Barcelona, Spain

 

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