Former GT Academy winner Jordan Tresson begins his second year in the GT4 Cup properly with a win at Silverstone - round 4 of the championship, in the Nissan 370z he shares with experienced racer Alex Buncombe.

It's a very busy time for the RJN motorsport team who run the 370z, with two cars running at the VLN at Nürburgring last weekend (and scoring a podium finish), the new BlancPain endurance championship, and of course the ADAC 24h at the Nürburgring later on this month - so I'm sure the success will be well appreciated by the pit crews, and those back at base!

It wasn't an easy victory, and followed a tight battle at the front with the BMW M3 of Ricardo van der Ende + Duncan Huisman, and the Lotus Evora of Stefano D'Aste.



As can be seen in the table below, whilst only a second separate the top 3, they had opened up a near 30 second lead over the 4th place car.

Of course being GT4, there were battles going on throughout the 19 car field, with the grid looking healthy for 2011!

The Pitwall will be covering the whole FIA GT weekend at Silverstone, including the second GT4 race this afternoon, the GT3 races, and of course the main event - the FIA GT1!


Race One Result
PosCarClassDrivers CarTimeLapsGapAvg
speed
1 24 GT4 Alex Buncombe/Jordan Tresson Nissan 370Z 27:06.378 12
2 50 GT4 Ricardo van der Ende/Duncan Huisman BMW M3 GT4 27:06.719 12 0.341
3 22 GT4 Stefano D'Aste Lotus Evora GT4 27:07.112 12 0.734
4 21 GT4 Donald Molenaar/Ronald Morien Camaro GT4 27:33.808 12 27.430
5 3 GT4 Cor Euser/Dick Freebird Lotus Evora GT4 27:34.001 12 27.623
6 7 GT4 Dennis Retera/Jan Joris Verheul Aston Martin Vantage GT4 27:37.545 12 31.167
7 6 GT4 James Appleby/Ant Scragg Aston Martin Vantage GT4 27:38.671 12 32.293
8 35 GT4 Dan Denis Ginetta G50 27:39.945 12 33.567
928 GT4 Christopher Stockton/Steven Brady Ginetta G50 27:48.872 12 42.494
10 18 GT4 Henry Taylor/Jake Rattenbury Ginetta G50 27:51.458 12 45.080
11 30 GT4 Michael Draebing Ginetta G50 28:10.009 12 1:03.631
12 63 GT4 Jeroen van den Heuvel/Peter van der Kolk Corvette C6 GT4 28:12.834 12 1:06.456
13 19 GT4 Wim Vangenderen/Luc Braams Camaro GT4 28:23.974 12 1:17.596
14 23 GT4 Andrea Perlini/Marco Fumagalli Lotus Evora GT4 28:25.771 12 1:19.393
15 4 GT4 Hal PrewitttdLotus Evora GT4 28:37.796 12 1:31.418
16 211 SPS Gianni Giudici Lotus 2 Eleven 26:59.693 11 6.685
17 36 GT4 Oliver Jackson/Hall Stewart Lotus Evora GT4 2:22.187 1 24:44.191
18 31 GT4 Florian Renauer Ginetta G50 2:23.033 1 24:43.345
19 15 GT4 Ales Jirasek/Jiri Gottwald Ginetta G50 2:23.318 1 24:43.060