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
TG takes a second to reflect also: here he is, sitting at one of the greatest and oldest circuits on the planet talking nitty gritty racecraft after showing genuine pace - a far, far cry from just a couple of years ago when this life was beyond his wildest dreams. "When I was 17 or 18 and I was in the house with my parents, if there was someone ringing on the house phone and I didn't know who it was I wouldn't answer it. I was afraid. If I had an injury for a Sunday football match, I was afraid to ring up my coach. I'd even avoid answering the front door if I didn't know who it was. I've come a long way, mentally I feel much more rounded."