Virtual-to-reality, gamer-to-racer, sim-to-win. Call it what you like. Jann Mardenborough showed the world he has what it takes to win in GP3 against the cream of the crop of single-seater racing talent.
Nissan GT Academy Team RJN is celebrating after grabbing the Pro-Am race victory at Silverstone today in the Blancpain Endurance Series. The current title-holders went into this year’s championship with a new team of GT Academy winners hoping to follow in the footsteps of the previous winners.
Nissan GT Academy U.S. champions Bryan Heitkotter and Steve Doherty will team up behind the wheel of a Nissan Altima for the remainder of the 2014 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) racing season in the No. 34 Street Touring (ST) class CA Sport/Skullcandy machine. This weekend, the duo will take on an always crowded field at the Monterey Grand Prix at historic Laguna Seca Raceway in California.
Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have announced that gamer-to-real-racer competition the NISMO PlayStation® GT Academy returns for a sixth installment in 2014. Online qualifying on PlayStation's Gran Turismo®6 game begins on April 21.
Jann Mardenborough will compete in Formula One feeder series, GP3, in 2014 with the championship-winning Arden International team. The 2011 GT Academy winner also joins an intensive driver development program with Infiniti Red Bull Racing, the most successful Formula One team of recent times.
The Nissan PlayStation GT Academy has been discovering new talent since 2008. Gamers living in Europe, Russia, the U.S., the Middle East and South Africa have an annual opportunity to become the next Lucas Ordonez or Jann Mardenborough.