From gamer to racer – meet a future star
We meet Jann Mardenborough, Nissan GT Academy winner and latest to progress from Gran Turismo...
Posted: 31 Jul 2012
"On our race pace alone we were pumping in top ten times - we started in 41st position and at the end of my stint we were 20th - but then I handed it over to Chris (Ward) and the car had an electrical problem. It just wouldn't start. We got it going but it got stranded on track and here at Spa, if the recovery truck can't get to you, that's the end of your race."
He is disarmingly positive about the experience, considering that had his team's Nissan GT-R continued that pace (and survived the rain), they were poised for a very lofty finish. "I think I passed 15 cars on track. That alone tells us something is going right."