Cue the Darth Vader music: the gauntlet has been laid down! Ahead of the upcoming Bathurst 12H race, a confident Jann Mardenborough has challenged all Gran Turismo 6 players to beat his time on the famous Mount Panorama Circuit in Australia.
His chosen car is the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 N24 Schulze Motorsport ’13 (the Arcade Mode courtesy car, to be specific) and the time to beat is 2:01.275.
— Jann Mardenborough (@Jannthaman) January 27, 2017
The Gran Turismo community is very well aware of Jann Mardenborough’s achievements. The Brit won the 2011 European GT Academy, beating 90,000 other entrants on his way to earning a drive for Nissan at the 2012 Dubai 24hr race. He finished third in his class.
The 25-year old’s most recent accomplishments have been over in Japan. Driving the Nissan GT-R in the 2016 Super GT series at Fuji Speedway, Jann won in just the second round of the championship and went onto to finish fourth overall.
But that wasn’t enough; Jann also took part in the 2016 All-Japan Formula Three Championship. He took six victories on his way to second overall, just three points behind eventual champion Kenta Yamashita.
Jann is cleared gifted when it comes to driving a car, both in the real and virtual worlds. Think you can beat him? Now’s your chance!
Jann will be driving a Nissan GT-R GT3 for Nissan Motorsport in the Bathurst 12 Hour race this weekend. He’ll be joined by numerous Nismo athletes in an expanded two-car attack in the top class. We wish Jann and all the other competitors good luck in the upcoming endurance contest!
You can follow Jann on Twitter here.