Nissan and Mardenborough promoted to Le Mans podium

Nissan and British driver Jann Mardenborough graduate from fourth to podium in Le Mans LMP2 after a disqualification

Nissan's Jann Mardenborough, Lucas Ordonez, and Michael Krumm have been promoted to third place in Le Mans 2013's LMP2 class following the disqualification of the G-Drive Racing Oreca Nissan, run by the Delta ADR team.

British driver Mardenborough was evo’s emerging talent of 2012, and finished fourth in the LMP2 class last weekend. He and his teammates have been promoted to the podium, however, following the disqualification of the Delta ADR car driven by Roman Rusinov, John Martin and Mike Conway, its fuel tank over the class limit of 75 litres. The team has confirmed it will appeal.

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!

Mardenborough therefore looks to gain a podium finish on his Le Mans 24 hours debut. He entered motorsport via the Gran Turismo-based GT Academy, and has previously raced with evo's Richard Meaden at the Dubai 24 hours.

Richard was very impressed with the young driver's ability, stating 'It's impossible to overstate how good Jann is. He's clearly a natural driver, but he's also analytical and totally composed. I think some people thought he might have reached a plateau in his learning curve by now, but the way he performed at Le Mans in some of the toughest conditions most seasoned drivers can remember shows he's still on a near-vertical trajectory'.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Mardenborough competed in the British GT Championship in 2012, before taking part in the GT3 series and Blancpain Endurance Series. In 2013 he participated in the Toyota Racing Series before going into Formula Three and finally debuting at Le Mans for Nissan. Following his impressive showing at Le Mans, it was announced yesterday that Mardenborough will also complete in the Spa 24 hours with Nissan.




Datsun 240Z – review, history, prices and specs

24 May 2019

Most Popular

Toyota Yaris

Toyota GR Yaris revealed in full – return of the homologation special

One of most sought after hot hatchbacks of 2020 has finally been revealed: the Toyota GR Yaris
10 Jan 2020
Honda Civic Type-R

New 2020 Honda Civic Type R makes debut at Tokyo Auto Salon

Honda has released the first images of the revised Civic Type R that’s being shown for the first time in Tokyo
10 Jan 2020

BMW X3 M 2020 review – the right ingredients in a very wrong package

The first BMW X3 M previews the next BMW M3’s all-new powertrain, let's hope it doesn’t preview anything else
8 Jan 2020
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N versus Hyundai i30 TCR

Can Dickie Meaden beat Steve Sutcliffe in a straight(ish) race? We sent them to the Circuit Nuvolari with a pair of Hyundai i30 Ns to find out.
20 Sep 2019