Lucas Ordonez joins DeltaWing test roster

Lucas Ordonez will drive the Nissan DeltaWing in the coming weeks after being added to the programme's test and development line-up

Lucas Ordonez joins DeltaWing test roster

The 27-year-old Spaniard has close links with Nissan, having began his racing career in its GT Academy in 2008 and helped the Nissan-powered Sigantech squad clinch last year's LMP2 crown in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.

Now he will join DeltaWing race driver Marino Franchitti at Magny-Cours and Aragon as the test programme ramps up ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

"To be involved in the development of an innovative car like this is another big step in the career of a racing driver," Ordonez said.

"It was very emotional to be asked by Nissan Europe to test such an important project. I am delighted that they believe in me to help with the work on this prototype car.

"I can't wait to get in the car, focus and give the best feedback I can to help the development of the project. To be involved in the development of an innovative car like this is another big step in the career of a racing driver."

Ordonez will be the fourth member of the DeltaWing test team, joining Franchitti, FIA GT1 world champion Michael Krumm and multiple Super GT title winner Satoshi Motoyama. The latter trio will race the car at Le Mans (although outside of the official classification) while Ordonez will be in the LMP2 Greaves Motorsport Ztyek-Nissan.

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