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
Quite. It's going right for Jann's career too, mind. The GT Academy - Nissan and Sony's successful experiment at turning bedroom gamers into bona-fide GT stars - has ground and polished his innate ability into something tangible: points. Bob Neville, his team manager and boss at RJN Motorsports, is unequivocal about the young man's stratospheric rise in the sportscar world.
"Jann's performance in such a short space of time can only be described as incredible really," Bob says. Despite his car having bowed out with electrical gremlins, Bob's calm demeanour speaks volumes about the kind of ambience his considerable experience brings to his young protégé. He once ran Johnny Herbert, you know.