Nissan: Back-to-back Formula 3 victories for Mardenborough in Japan

Posted on 23. Aug, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

MOTEGI, Japan – GT Academy ace Jann Mardenborough dominated a movement during final weekend’s turn of a Japanese Formula 3 championship, holding both competition victories during Twin-Ring Motegi in Japan.

The Brit available his sixth stick position of a year, his fifth fastest path and fourth feat to extend his championship lead to 19 points.

Mardenborough battled a soppy conditions for subordinate for a Saturday competition (round 11) and competent second fastest. A final notation surge before a immature dwindle had a competition commencement behind a reserve car.

 

 

After battling by a spray, Mardenborough done a pass for a competition lead on path 11 and went on to record a fastest path of a competition a subsequent time around before holding a mottled flag.

Sunday’s competition was even some-more widespread for Mardenborough. He competent on pole, led from a start, scored a additional indicate for a fastest path of a race, and he went on to win by 8.121 seconds.

“I was means to take feat in both a soppy and dry race, so it was a unequivocally good weekend for me,” pronounced Mardenborough. “I crashed in Thursday’s practice, though a group were means to get a automobile behind in figure and it felt unequivocally good in both subordinate and a race. It’s unequivocally fun to competition during Motegi since a races unequivocally come down to tough braking battles. There are still 5 races remaining in a championship, so it competence be a small early to be meditative about a title. we only wish to concentration on a subsequent turn and make certain I’m totally prepared for it.”

With teammate Katsumasa Chiyo recuperating from a behind damage from a final Super GT round, Nissan’s Blancpain GT Series ace Mitsunori Takaboshi stepped aboard a No.23 Formula 3 appurtenance for a weekend.

The Japanese motorist battled a continue for seventh place in Saturday’s eventuality and was battling for third place on Sunday before a late competition spin forced him behind to eighth position.

Takaboshi has been combined to a entrance list alongside Chiyo and Satoshi Motoyama for a No.46 S Road Craftssports GT-R for a Suzuka 1000km subsequent weekend. Back in Europe, Lucas Ordóñez will step aboard alongside Alex Buncombe for a Blancpain GT Series Sprint eventuality during a Hurgaroring.

 

 

NISMO Calendar

August 27-28
European Le Mans Series, Paul Ricard, France
Blancpain GT Series, Sprint Cup, Hungaroring, Hungary
Super GT, Suzuka, Japan
Australian Supercars, Sydney Motorsports Park, Sydney, Australia

September 3-4
FIA WEC, Mexico City, Mexico
Micra Cup, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Canada

September 10-11
Japanese Formula 3, Okayama

September 17-18
FIA WEC, Circuit of The Americas, USA
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, Nürburgring, Germany
Australian Supercars, Sandown 500, Melbourne, Australia
Pirelli World Challenge, Sonoma Raceway, USA

 

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