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2008 Europe
Lucas Ordoñez
Born : 1 May 1985
Hometown / Resides : Madrid, Spain / Madrid, Spain
Achievements
2008 Nissan PlayStation® GT Academy Europe Winner
2009 FIA GT4 Cup, Runner Up P2
2010 FIA GT4 Cup 4th Equal
2011 ILMC LMP2 Champion (ILMC Rookie of the Year)
2011 Le Mans 24 Hours, 2nd Place in LMP2 Class
2012 ELMS (not finished the championship 3rd Place)
2012 Dubai 24h 3rd in Class
2012 Nürburgring 24h 1st in Class Team GT Academy
2012 Nissan DeltaWing driver Petit Le Mans 5th overall
2012 Le Mans 24h 8th in LMP2 Class
2013 Dubai 24 Hours, 2nd Place in SP3 class
2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, 3rd Place in LMP2 class
2013 Blancpain Endurance Series Pro-Am Driver’s Champion
2014 Dubai 24 Hours, 1st Place in SP2 Class
2014 Nissan ZEOD RC driver at Le Mans 24 Hours
2014 Japan Super GT GT300 Class, 1st Place at Buriram (Thailand)
2015 Le Mans 24 Hours, raced in LMP1
2015 Japan F3, racing for B-MAX Racing Team, 2nd Place at Okayama Circuit

Profile

In 2008 Lucas Ordoñez was studying for an MBA when he saw an advertisement for a new competition called ‘GT Academy’. Lucas had long held dreams of being a racing driver and saw this collaboration between Nissan and PlayStation as his last opportunity.

The rest, as they say, is history. His journey from virtual to reality became one of the major stories of the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours, where Lucas fulfilled his dream of competing in the toughest endurance race of them all. The fact that he finished the race on the podium with his Signatech Nissan team-mates is testament to the strength of the GT Academy driver development programme.

As the inaugural winner of GT Academy Lucas has become the statesman that the new winners look up to. Since his 2008 win, GT Academy has gone global with competitions in Europe, USA, Russia, the Middle East Australia, India and South Africa, finding and nurturing new talent every season but Lucas will always be the pioneer.

In recent years Lucas has truly came of age as a professional racing driver, rising to every challenge that comes his way.

Lucas epitomises what GT Academy is all about. Take raw talent, nurture it, challenge it and watch it shine.