Mark Shulzhitskiy
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Mark Shulzhitskiy
Mark Shulzhitskiy
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Shulzhitskiy in 2015
NationalityRussian
Born (1989-07-11) 11 July 1989 (age 32)
Blancpain Endurance Series career
Debut season2013
Current teamNissan GT Academy Team RJN
Car number32
Starts5
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish18th in 2013
Previous series
2013FIA GT Series

Mark Olegovich Shulzhitskiy (Russian: ? , IPA: ['mark ?'l?vt? l'tskj]}, born 11 July 1989) is a Russian racing driver, who entered professional racing by winning a spot in a PlayStation 3 Gran Turismo competition.[1]

Career

GT Academy

Born in Vladivostok, Shulzhitskiy's racing career began in karting, but stalled at the age of sixteen, as there were no major racing circuits within the local area. After graduating from Far Eastern Federal University in 2011 with a degree in oriental studies, Shulzhitskiy became Nissan PlayStation GT Academy champion for Russia, winning the competition at Silverstone in 2012.[1] In order to acquire an international race licence, Shulzhitskiy and the three other regional winners - Peter Pyzera, Steve Doherty and Wolfgang Reip - were put through a three-month driver training programme, including race events in the United Kingdom,[2] in order to compete in the Dubai 24 Hour race in January 2013. With the assistance of Roman Rusinov and Lucas Ordóñez - as well as Doherty and Reip - Shulzhitskiy was able to finish the race in 21st overall, and second in the SP3 class.[3]

Blancpain Endurance Series and FIA GT Series

After his appearance in Dubai, Shulzhitskiy began competing in both the Blancpain Endurance Series and the FIA GT Series with Nissan GT Academy Team RJN.[4] He scored his first class podium in the Blancpain Endurance Series at Le Castellet.[5]

FIA World Endurance Championship

In 2013, Shulzitskiy will make his prototype endurance racing début, competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Greaves Motorsport.[6]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2013 Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro-Am Class Nissan GT Academy Team RJN 5 0 0 0 1 24 18th
FIA GT Series - Pro-Am Cup 3 0 0 0 0 N/A 10th

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014 France OAK Racing United Kingdom Alex Brundle
United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 354 9th 5th
2015 Japan Nissan Motorsports Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Spain Lucas Ordóñez
Nissan GT-R LM Nismo LMP1 115 DNF DNF

References

  1. ^ a b "Mark Shulzhitskiy". Gran Turismo. Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Donington Park - 20/21st October 2012" (PDF). BRSCC.co.uk. British Racing and Sports Car Club. 17 October 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Results Dunlop 24H Dubai 2013" (PDF). Dubai 24 Hour. Creventic. 12 January 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Nogaro FIA GT Series Entry List 2013". automobilsport.com. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Results Race" (PDF). Blancpain Endurance Series. Stéphane Ratel Organisation. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ Watkins, Gary (21 October 2013). "Nissan GT Academy graduate Shulzhitskiy gets Greaves WEC LMP2 run". Autosport. Haymarket. Retrieved 2013.

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