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Lucas Ordóñez Martín-Esperanza (born May 1, 1985) is a Spanish racecar driver, who entered professional racing by winning a spot in a PlayStation 3 Gran Turismo competition.[1][2] Racing for Nissan in the 2009 GT4 European Cup season, he secured a podium finish in his first event.[3] Two race wins towards the end of the season secured him joint second place overall.

Lucas Ordóñez
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Ordóñez in 2013
NationalitySpanish
BornMay 1, 1985 (1985-05) (age 33)
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2011
TeamsSignatech Nissan, Greaves Motorsport
Best finish9th (2011)
Class wins0

In 2011 he and his team came in 2nd in their class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.[4]

Ordonez began 2012 by taking the role of lead driver in Nissan's 'all-gamer car' at the Dubai 24 Hours.[5] The team finished on the podium.[6] He will compete in the European Le Mans Series and Le Mans 24 Hours for Greaves Motorsport.

For the 2012 24 Hours Nürburgring race, driving the #123 car with Kazunori Yamauchi, he finished 1st in the SP 8T class, and 30th overall.[7]

Contents

Racing recordEdit

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2011   Signatech-Nissan   Soheil Ayari
  Franck Mailleux
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 320 9th 2nd
2012   Greaves Motorsport   Alex Brundle
  Martin Brundle
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 340 15th 8th
2013   Greaves Motorsport   Michael Krumm
  Jann Mardenborough
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 327 9th 3rd
2014   Nissan Motorsports Global   Wolfgang Reip
  Satoshi Motoyama
Nissan ZEOD RC UNC 5 DNF DNF
2015   Nissan Motorsports   Tsugio Matsuda
  Mark Shulzhitskiy
Nissan GT-R LM Nismo LMP1 115 DNF DNF

FIA GT Series resultsEdit

Year Class Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2013 Pro-Am Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan NOG
QR

19
NOG
CR

7
ZOL
QR

18
ZOL
CR

Ret
ZAN
QR

13
ZAN
QR

8
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
NAV
QR

13
NAV
CR

11
TBA
QR
TBA
CR
10th 49

* Season still in progress.

Complete Super GT resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
2013 NDDP Racing Nissan GT-R GT3 GT300 OKA FUJ SEP SUG SUZ
9
FUJ FUJ AUT MOT 27th 3
2014 NDDP Racing with B-MAX Nissan GT-R GT3 GT300 OKA
4
FUJ
5
AUT
4
SUG
9
FUJ
10
SUZ
19
BUR
1
MOT
8
4th 48
2015 Kondo Racing Nissan GT-R GT500 GT500 OKA
11
FUJ
11
BUR
Ret
FUJ SUZ SUG AUT MOT NC 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GT Academy kicks off". granturismoworld.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-25.
  2. ^ Plunkett, Luke (6 January 2009). "Two Guys Go From Racing Games To Racing Real Cars". Kotaku. Gawker Media. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  3. ^ Hanlon, Mike (6 May 2009). "Lucas Ordoñez - the first virtual-to-real race driver". gizmag.com.
  4. ^ Tackie, Penrose (14 June 2011). "GT Academy winner gains podium finish at Le Mans". playstation.com. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  5. ^ Weeks, James (6 January 2012). "Nissan confirm Dubai 24 Hours line-up". motorstv.com. Motors TV. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  6. ^ http://us.gran-turismo.com/us/news/d6206.html
  7. ^ http://www.24h-rennen.de/uploads/media/24h_RACE_PROVISIONAL_TOTAL.pdf[permanent dead link]

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