August 29th, 2013
Former Jaguar Formula 1 test driver and IndyCar race winner Tomas Scheckter will end a two-year absence from competition in next month’s Britcar 1000 at Silverstone. The 33-year-old will drive a Nissan 370Z in the blue-riband round of the British Endurance Championship at Silverstone on September 22 as part of his judging and mentoring role with the South African Nissan GT Academy competition. He will share the RJN Motorsport-run car in the production sports class with South African academy winner Ashley Oldfield and the triumphant driver from the Middle East academy, Salman Al Khater of Qatar.
June 27th, 2013
Nissan GT Academy driver Jann Mardenborough will contest the Spa 24 Hours next month in the wake of his impressive showing at Le Mans last weekend. The Briton will dovetail his British Formula 3 commitments at Spa with driving a Nissan GT-R for the Academy-backed RJN team in the blue-riband round of the Blancpain Endurance Series round through the Belgian meeting on July 25-28. Mardenborough will share one of RJN’s two Nissans with fellow Academy graduates and Blancpain regulars Lucas Ordonez, Wolfgang Reip and Peter Pyzera