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No.25 G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR entry took victory at Silverstone
today at the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship
(WEC). In fact Nissan-powered cars took the top eight positions in the
six-hour season-opener.The No.25 car started the race today from
pole position after a fantastic performance in yesterday's qualifying
session, which also saw the sister G-Drive car of Roman Rusinov, John
Martin and Mike Conway take third place on the grid.The skies
over Silverstone promised rain throughout today, which made tyre choice
difficult for the WEC teams but when the cars roared off on the rolling
start it was the No.25 G-Drive car that stormed off in the LMP2 lead,
hotly pursued by the No.26 car. The No.26 car actually passed
No.25 and the team were looking set to deliver a G-Drive Racing 1-2 but
then nature played its hand and a sudden downpour caused John Martin to
spin, which sent the No.26 Oreca Nissan tumbling down the order.The No.25 car of Antonio Pizzonia, Tor Graves and James Walker, crossed the line after six hours of racing as the winner.Pizzonia
summed up his day, saying: "We decided to go with a completely
different strategy than the sister car. This is my first ever endurance
race and I'm really happy to leave Silverstone with a pole position and
race win."G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR's Simon Dowson was very
happy with his team today: "I would just like to congratulate all three
of the drivers who took the win. They are all 'pros' in their own right
and did a brilliant job. Antonio is a legend anyway, James dropped in
right away and Tor coped really well in very tricky conditions. I am
really pleased but shame we missed out on a 1-2. Next time!" VICTORY IN THE EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIESNissan
power also took the first win of the season in the European Le Mans
Series, which took place yesterday at Silverstone. Jota Sport's Zytek
Nissan took a confident win in a race that was shortened due to the very
wet weather at Silverstone. The reigning champions Thiriet by TDS
Racing came home in third place, scoring a second podium for the Nissan
British gamer-to-racer, Jann Mardenborough, continued his education in
racing downforce cars at Silverstone this weekend. Racing in the FIA
Formula 3 European Championship after completing just one season in
British GT racing, Jann is on one of the steepest learning curves in
motorsport. The young driver is working hard to prepare for racing a Le
Mans car this June.. He pulled together everything he has
learned so far to qualify in an impressive 12th for the final race of
the weekend and then raced his heart out to take eighth place against
the cream of the crop of single-seater racers.
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