The game player to real race driver transition is complete as ’10 GT Academy winner Jordan Tresson co-drove the RJN Motorsport Nissan 370Z to the class GT4 victory at the challenging Total 24 Hours of Spa endurance race. Jordan and co-pilots Alex Buncombe and Chris Ward were able to tame the ever-challenging Spa track and the impossible-to-predict Ardennes weather where others succumbed to the elements.
The Nissan 370Z held the lead for the first three hours of the race, but then Lotus took the lead when a damper problem required Nissan to visit the pits. A couple hours later, a rear puncture further delayed the Nissan, but the fight-back was well and truly on.
After a very long, dark night, the Nissan surfaced from some heavy rain in second place, and a few hours later the lead Lotus retired out on the track. The Nissan breezed into the lead and never looked back, taking a comfortable win after 24 hours of hard racing.
This shift in temperature may have to do with the Esflow Concept that Nissan featured at the ’11 Geneva Motor Show.