The Nissan gamer alumni composed of Lucas Ordonez, Jann Mardenborough, Wolfgang Reip, and Peter Pyzera took the Pro-Am podium in the Spa 24 Hours when they passed the checkered flag in third place in class and seventh place overall with the No.35 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3. This only means that the driver’s championship will be a Nissan 1-2-3 with Ordonez, Pyzera, and Buncombe. Likewise, Team RJN from the Nissan GT Academy has retained the lead in the team’s championship.

The 2013 Spa 24 Hours is a true test of driver endurance given that about 50% of the racers failed to finish the race. Unfortunately, the No.32 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 driven by Alex Buncombe had to exit due to an accident caused by a broken component on the left rear of the car. On the other hand, the No.35 Nissan GT-R ran consistently throughout the 24-hour race. Despite efforts, bad luck put the team three laps behind the leaders.

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Nissan remains positive of the team’s efforts. Comments from Nissan’s Director of Global Motorspot Darren Cox focused on the team’s earning of rewards despite the challenging nature of the sport.