Before the latest Gran Turismo World Series live event kicked off in Amsterdam, the city hosted the premiere of the Gran Turismo movie, which tells the story of Jann Mardenborough and his experience in GT Academy.
A special Gran Turismo movie screening was part of the recent Gran Turismo World Series Showdown in Amsterdam, including a walk on the red carpet and a guest appearance from Jann Mardenborough — the man whose story is the inspiration for the film.
2011 GT Academy winner and inspiration for the upcoming Gran Turismo movie Jann Mardenborough is set for a return to the race track later this month in the gruelling Super Taikyu 24 Hours of Fuji on May 27-28.
The relationship between Nissan and GT Academy seems to be well and truly over, as the brand appears to have all-but ended its relationship with the sole remaining driver. Jann Mardenborough, who won the competition in 2011 and has been part of the brand’s Super GT campaign in recent years, no longer has a spot in the factory GT500 GT-Rs for 2021.
January might not seem like a month for motorsport milestones, but January 14 does mark a very significant occasions. It was on this day in 2012 that a team of drivers made up entirely of racing gamers took a podium finish at a major 24-hour race.
The world of motor racing esports has got one championship larger over the weekend, with a new national competition in Japan. It goes by the name of Japan Esports GT Grand Prix — or JeGT Grand Prix for short — and it aims to unify esports and motorsport, to “revitalize” both industries in the nation.
Last week we told you about the first ever Nissan Skyline GT-R, which made its debut in 1969. For this week’s Want, we’re moving the narrative ahead a few generations to continue the GT-R story with the R32.
It’s a discussion that comes up time and again. Some people will swear up and down that the only way to get realism from a driving game is to use a steering wheel and pedals. After all, no-one drives a real car with a PlayStation controller, right?
After a long summer break the prestigious Super GT series has resumed its exciting rivalry. Following two months off, the world’s fastest GT cars returned to action at Sugo, the series’ northernmost venue.
The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours endurance festival is only hours away from starting. This weekend a total of 60 entrants will try to reach the podium in one of the most gruelling motorsport events known to man. Needless to say, we won’t know the outcome until the very last second.
Another tense round of the 2017 Super GT series has recently concluded. After 65 laps, Kazuki Nakajima and James Rossiter took the No.36 au TOM’S Lexus LC500 to a decisive win in the top GT500 class at Autopolis.
ESPN has produced a special report on 2011 GT Academy champion Jann Mardenborough, which premiered during Sunday’s broadcast of SportsCenter. Even though most GTPlanet readers will be very familiar with Jann’s story, it’s a beautifully produced video that even his most ardent followers will learn something from, and you should definitely go watch it.
The second race of the 2017 Super GT series held at Fuji Speedway concluded last Thursday. After 110 laps of high-speed competition, Yuji Tachikawa and Hiroaki Ishiura from team Zent Cerumo (#38) claimed a top podium placement in the GT500 class and overall.
Earlier this year, team Impul Calsonic announced it would be taking part in the 2017 Super GT season with the help of Jann Mardenborough and Hironobu Yasuda. Taking place at Okayama International Circuit, the season opener bestowed the team with respectable 8th position in the GT500 class.
The driver slots for the 2017 Super GT season are steadily filling up. Although the class GT300 remains to be fully completed, drivers for the class GT500 are already known. One of them is Jann Mardenborough, the talented GT Academy alumni who will compete under supervision of the Team Impul Calsonic. With the help of his co-driver Hironobu Yasuda, Jann will be steering the wheels of the Nissan GT-R (#12), painted in highly recognizable blue livery.