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Martin Brundle to drive for Nissan in second endurance race

Martin Brundle to drive for Nissan in second endurance race

Former Formula One (F1) ace Martin Brundle is poised to continue his endurance racing relationship with Nissan at Silverstone.

The British driver recently took part in the Le Mans 24-hour event alongside his son Alex and Nissan GT Academy winner Lucas Ordonez.

On the back of the success of their involvement in France, Nissan has asked the trio to compete in a Nissan-powered LMP2 car at the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Silverstone in August.

Nissan has claimed that the skill and enthusiasm displayed by the drivers in Le Mans meant it was an easy decision to ask them to race again.

Ordonez, the first Nissan GT Academy winner, has welcomed the chance to further his relationship with Brundle and claims he is learning more than just race tips from the former Williams and Benetton driver.

"I actually learnt a lot more than that as Martin is an incredibly professional driver in all areas. By watching him I have learned a lot about how to handle myself in this sport. I can't wait for Silverstone as we will be able to race without pressure and I think we should be able to get a good result there."

Brundle senior revealed that he had a great time during the Le Mans event and is relishing the opportunity to get back behind the wheel.

"When I was asked to race the Greaves Zytek-Nissan on the spectacularly fast Silverstone GP circuit with Alex and Lucas, the answer was simply 'yes'. I'm looking forward to another race finish, hopefully on the podium," he added.

The event will also serve as good practice for Alex Brundle, who will take to the Silverstone circuit again this year as he races the British Gran Prix with the GP3 series.

"I feel comfortable and confident around the Silverstone circuit. I am really looking forward to a chance to explore the Greaves LMP2 around this special venue for a British driver," he said.

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