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John Martin wins ADR Delta Oreca Nissan at Fuji

TOP RESULT: John Martin finished first in the ADR Delta Oreca Nissan in the LMP2 class of the 6 Hours of Fuji.
TOP RESULT: John Martin finished first in the ADR Delta Oreca Nissan in the LMP2 class of the 6 Hours of Fuji. Contributed

JOHN Martin topped his qualifying result of second for the ADR Delta Oreca Nissan in the LMP2 class of the 6 Hours of Fuji by taking first place in the race.

Martin was ecstatic with the result.

"The Fuji track was awesome, and the boys did a fantastic job with the car all weekend," Martin said.

"I got a great start, staying in second off the grid but passing the pole qualifier, and the car had awesome race pace. It wasn't long before I got up to first (for the LMP2 class) and basically, we stayed there for the whole race."

The race saw a number of vehicles from all classes involved in racing incidents.

Debris ended up on the track and safety cars had to be deployed.

"There certainly were a few interesting moments with all the different classes on the track at the same time. You have to keep an eye out for who might be trying to pass you while you're trying to pass someone else," Martin said with a laugh.

"Everyone's pushing hard all the time because we're at the business end of the championship.

"Today (Sunday) might have seen the LMP2 class decided but that's not going to stop me from wanting to win."

With two teams on 129 points in the LMP2 class, the next round will decide who takes out second place in the championship.

"We've got pace, we've got a great team, we've got a great car and we're in this to win-that means every round," Martin said.

"Nothing beats getting up on the podium in first, so I'll be doing everything possible to get another one of them."

Martin is heading back to Australia for a few days in between rounds but will be working hard to prepare for the next and final round of the FIA WEC.

The final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship for 2012 is being held at Shanghai, China, October 26-28.


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