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
And it's something that has certainly made an impression on the young Mr Mardenborough. "There's no pressure on me from the team," he says, with the wisdom of a veteran. "They certainly have expectations, but I myself have very high standards. It's bad, and sometimes it can hurt me. For example I'd get out of the car, say after I've done a good stint but made a couple of mistakes, I'd be furious with myself." TG can testify to this: after his stint - where he kept the race leader at bay don't forget - he looked furious, at himself, lamenting a couple of minor lapses in concentration he made. "I'll say I had a good stint but mention my mistakes afterwards, and sometimes that can be bad. I've been told ‘positive before negative', and I've been using that method, but it's hard."