GT Academy Nissan GT-R Drivers Are Too Fast For British GT

GT Academy GT3 Nissan GT-R in British GT
Is it possible to be too fast in racing?  Sure it is. If you have never been though the political side of racing, you might be a bit amazed about all the politicking that goes on behind the scenes.  If you are slow no one really pays attention, but if you are fast, everyone is going to complain.  In this case for British GT racing, Nissan paired two GT Academy drivers for the series. The normal setup is a "Pro" level driver, and a "Gentleman" level driver. Sort of a nice way of saying a fast guy, and a guy that pays the bills. In 2012 Jann Mardenborough was the first GT Academy winner to drive, and come within 30 minutes of the championship. In the RJN Motorsport GT3 Nissan GT-R they even scored a win at Brands Hatch. However for 2013, the team was denied entry due to the car and driver pairings being too fast.
GT Academy GT3 Nissan GT-R in British GT

[GT Academy] has shown itself to be a great way to source raw talent and turn that into real racing talent as we saw in British GT last year with Jann Mardenborough. However Nissan’s ability to find such amazing raw talent means that we cannot accept their full season entry for British GT in 2013. Their new recruits have very little racing experience so they have to be on the lowest performance grade. Their talent, going on Jann’s speed last year, doesn’t reflect this lack of experience so it is not fair to put them up against our Pro/Gentleman grid, the basis of British GT3 

Source: GT Planet

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Item Reviewed: GT Academy Nissan GT-R Drivers Are Too Fast For British GT Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sean Morris