Mark Shulzhitskiy

2012 Russia
Mark Shulzhitskiy
Born : 11 July 1989
Hometown / Resides : Vladivostok, Russia / Vladivostok, Russia
Achievements
2012 Nissan PlayStation® GT Academy Russia Winner
2013 Dubai 24 Hours, 2nd Place in SP3 Class
2013 Blancpain Endurance Series, 2nd Place in Pro-Am Class at Paul Ricard
2014 European Le Mans Series, competed with Greaves Motorsport
2014 Blancpain Endurance Series, competed with Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
2014 Le Mans 24 Hours, Competing with OAK Racing
2014 Testing the Ligier JS P2 for Onroak Automotive
2015 Le Mans, raced in a Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 car
2015 LMP3, 3rd Place at Imola

Profile

Mark Shulzhitskiy is the first winner of GT Academy Russia. After taking the top prize in August 2012 Mark joined Nissan’s intensive driver development programme where he honed his racing skills and took part in many domestic races in order to gain his international race licence. The GT Academy graduates may not have come through the traditional racing ladder but they serve their apprenticeship at some cold and wet race tracks during the development programme!

Mark’s prize for winning GT Academy was a drive at the Dubai 24 Hours in January 2013 and it soon became apparent that all of his hard work on the driver development programme had turned him into a good professional racing driver. Along with his team mates Lucas Ordonez, Wolfgang Reip and fellow Russian Roman Rusinov, Mark raced to a commendable second place in class on his international debut.

Mark was then selected to become a NISMO Athlete and race a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 car in the FIA GT and Blancpain Endurance Series. Just three races into the Blancpain season Mark scored his first podium finish with a brilliant second place at Paul Ricard.

2013 was also the year that Nissan launched the Nismo Global Driver Exchange, a programme that gives Nissan’s roster of racing drivers opportunities to race all over the world. Mark’s first exchange drive was the MMER 12-hour race at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur and he also made his LMP2 debut at the Shanghai round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Recent News
Last Update: Mar 01, 2016
GT Academy Graduates 2016 Race Calendar
GT Academy
On February 26 (Local time) Nissan Motor Company / NISMO has revealed their plans for the 2016 racing season, announcing their participation in various categories and championships as well as providing technical support to other teams with their engines. From the announcements, below are some of the...
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Last Update: Feb 29, 2016
GT Academy 2015 Winner Matt Simmons Enters the Blancpain Endurance Series
GT Academy
Nissan Motor Company has announced that the 2015 European GT Academy Winner Romain Sarazin (France) and 2015 International GT Academy Winner Matthew Simmons (Australia) will be participating in the widely anticipated annual Blancpain Endurance Series. They will be driving a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, re...
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