Nissan: "Jann in Japan" – Mardenborough kicks off Japanese contrast program

Posted on 16. Mar, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

OYAMA, Japan Former GT Academy leader Jann Mardenborough has kicked off his 2016 entrance deteriorate in Japan with new contrast for both Formula 3 and Super GT.

Mardenborough will expostulate in a GT300 difficulty with Kazuki Hoshino in Super GT and competition a Japanese F3 championship alongside Katsumasa Chiyo.

He tested a F3 automobile for B-MAX Racing with NDDP in a pre-season championship exam during Fuji Speedway in early March, his initial time behind in a difficulty given 2013.

“Being behind in a Formula 3 automobile was like saying an aged crony again,” pronounced Mardenborough. “I appreciated it a lot some-more now a integrate of years later. The automobile is incredible. It’s so agile, has so most downforce, and a motorist has a large purpose in a change of a car. At a exam it was soppy all day. It was my initial time racing in a soppy during Fuji. It’s flattering cold sitting in an F3 automobile doing 150 mph down a array straight. In a afternoon, we was half a second quicker than anybody else in a wet, that was a good start. Having Katsumasa Chiyo is a good benchmark to have. Hopefully he sees me as a same thing as good so that we can both pull any other along and that we can get good formula via a year. To have him around, he speaks good English and hopefully my Japanese can get improved as good so we can both promulgate most easier.”

Mardenborough switched from Formula 3 and Fuji to GT300 and Okayama on Mar 8 and 9 for his initial Super GT exam of 2016.

“The Super GT exam was also run in a soppy and we were doing a lot work for Yokohama,” pronounced Mardenborough. “The engaging thing about being on lane with a GT500 machines is they are so fast. You exit one dilemma and conduct into another corner, and they’re already behind we flashing a lights. Overall a exam was good – no damage. Everything that we wanted to exam we tested and it was good to get some chair time in a GT3 again. It was my initial time behind in a automobile given Silverstone final year in Blancpain.”

The initial turn of a Japanese Super GT Championship will be hold during Okayama on Apr 10 with a All-Japan Formula 3 Championship racing on Apr 23 and 24 during Suzuka.


NISMO Calendar

March 17-20:
V8 Supercars, Australian Grand Prix Support Race, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

March 22-23:
European Le Mans Series Official Test, Circuit Paul Ricard, France

March 25-26:
FIA WEC Prologue, Circuit Paul Ricard, France

April 2-3:
V8 Supercars, Symmons Plains, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

April 9-10:
Super GT, Okayama, Japan
Blancpain GT Sprint, Misano, Italy


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