Nissan Gamer Joins Pickett Racing
SEBRING, Fla. — Nissan Playstation GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough will join Muscle Milk Pickett Racing’s driver lineup for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.
The 22-year-old Brit will be making his North American race debut at Sebring International Raceway thanks to the Nismo Global Driver Exchange which places members of Nissan’s international driving squad into different championships and teams to gain experience on the world stage.
Mardenborough won the 2011 Nissan GT Academy and has quickly made his way up the ranks with his top sports car moment coming at last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans where he placed third in class with fellow GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez and Nissan veteran Michael Krumm.
Just this week it was announced that he would be competing full-time this season in the Formula One feeder series — GP3 — while also joining an intensive driver development program with Red Bull Racing.
He joins veteran drivers Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr in the No. 6 Muscle Milk Nissan ORECA.
“It has been a very big week for me,” said Mardenborough. “On Monday it was announced that I am going to be racing in GP3 this year with Arden and I am really looking forward to that.
“I am also going to be working with Infiniti Red Bull Racing on their Formula One simulator as well. I am in a perfect position to progress this year especially with the training and help from Red Bull that will add to my Nismo Driver Development Program. Now to be in Sebring and to be linked up with Muscle Milk Pickett Racing for the 12 Hours of Sebring is another great opportunity.”