, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, UK


Blancpain Endurance Series race at Silverstone

2010 GT Academy winner Jordan Tresson today became the second of Nissan’s graduates to win an international championship. Along with his RJN Motorsport team mates, Alex Buncombe and Chris Ward, he took the Nissan 370Z to the GT4 title in this afternoon’s season-closing Blancpain Endurance Series race at Silverstone.

“It felt like a long race today but it is great to finish it as champions,” said Jordan. “To win it in my first full year is fantastic so thanks to Nissan, to RJN, all of the mechanics, the drivers, everyone! They have all been so supportive to me. I’ve learnt so much this year and enjoyed the battles we have had on the track. It hasn’t really sunk in yet but I think it will hit me tomorrow. What else can I say other than great season, great year, great feeling!”

Alex Buncombe joined Jordan in summing up a fantastic season for RJN Motorsport and the Nissan 370Z.

“We knew what we had to do today,” said Alex. “Of course it’s a shame we couldn’t push but we knew we had to do a safe job and bring the car home. The Spa 24 Hours was definitely the highlight of our year as we won the hardest race of the season. We had some great fights along the way, especially with the Lotus boys. The car has been a pleasure to drive and always kind to its tyres. I am delighted for the entire team.”

The man in charge at RJN Motorsport and a very important figure in the GT Academy family is Bob Neville, who tonight is a very happy man.

“I’m still soaking it all up,” said Bob. “It feels good to take the Nissan 370Z to a Championship win. Jordan has done an amazing job this year, especially when you consider that he only won GT Academy in 2010. He has been so consistent and done exactly what we asked him to do at every step of the way. He has improved throughout the year and shown that he is a great team player. Great job!”

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