Nissan G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR enjoyed success at the opening round of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone, taking victory in a race where the top eight LMP2 cars were all Nissan-powered.
The #25 G-Drive Racing car started the race from pole position before storming off into the lead ahead of the sister #26 car. As the race went on, the #26 car managed to move into the lead of the LMP2 class, before a sudden downpour caused driver John Martin to spin, plummeting out of the lead and down the order.
Pole sitters Antonio Pizzonia, Tor Graves and James Walker took the win, one lap ahead of the second-placed Morgan-Nissan of Oliver Pla, Alex Brundle and David Heinemeier Hansson.
“We decided to go with a completely different strategy than the sister car.” Explained Pizzonia “This is my first ever endurance race and I’m really happy to leave Silverstone with a pole position and race win.”
“I would just like to congratulate all three of the drivers who took the win.” added G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR’s Simon Dowson. “They are all ‘pros’ in their own right and did a brilliant job. Antonio is a legend anyway, James dropped in right away and Tor coped really well in very tricky conditions. I am really pleased but shame we missed out on a 1-2. Next time!”
Elsewhere Nissan power also took victory in a rain-shortened opening round of the European Le Mans Series with Jota Sport‘s Zytek-Nissan taking the spoils.