Former Welsh video gamer Jann Mardenborough continues his incredible career as a professional motorsport racer for Nissan in 2019 – his eighth season taking on and beating some of the world’s best drivers on the real world stage.
Mardenborough won Nissan’s GT Academy competition in 2011, beating thousands of gamers from around the world to earn a drive at the 2012 Dubai 24 Hour race.
The race aboard a Nissan 370Z was the first race of what has turned into an incredible eight-year career for career racing GT cars, single seaters, and international sportscars.
Mardenborough will begin his fourth full-time season in Japan in a revised Nissan line-up in the Super GT GT500 class for 2019. He will drive with Mitsunori Takaboshi for the Kondo Racing team this season.
In addition to his Super GT duties, Mardenborough will also act as the simulator driver for the Nissan e.dams team in all-electric FIA Formula E championship. Both he and his Super GT teammate Takaboshi tested for Nissan in Formula E in Marrakesh in January – the Welshman excelling to be fifth fastest on the day.