GP3 race winner and GT Academy graduate Jann Mardenborough will get his first outing in a Formula Renault 3.5 car next week after being invited to test in Spain by Renault Sport.

The Englishman, who has developed into a successful sportscar and single-seater racer since triumphing in Nissan's 2011 edition of the GT Academy training ground, will drive the car on November 3rd at Motorland Aragon.

Coming about as part of Nissan's alliance with Renault, NISMO-backed Mardenborough - who won his first GP3 Series race at Hockenheim this season - is looking forward to the trialling the car's F1-inspired technologies.

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"It's great to have the opportunity to test the Formula Renault 3.5 and I'm grateful to Renault and Nissan for this opportunity," he said. "These cars have a lot more power and downforce than a GP3 car - more than a GP2 car too - so they are a lot of fun to drive. The tyres they have are good and the racing is flat out. In many ways it is very similar to F1, with things like DRS and carbon brakes. I will make sure I make the most of this test."

"Jann's potential has become very apparent to us over the last two seasons, since he has been racing in single-seaters," added Jean-Pascal Dauce, Motorsport Director of Renault Sport. "With our close ties with Nissan it has been good for us to collaborate with NISMO's Darren Cox to offer opportunities to talented drivers like Jann."

As well as GP3, Mardenborough challenged for class honours in the Le Mans 24 Hours alongside Alex Brundle and fellow GT Academy graduate Mark Schulzitskiy this year.