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febbraio 21, 2017 - NIssan Motorsport

From gamer to racer to GT500 factory driver: Jann Mardenborough

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Jann Mardenborough is set to embark on the next step of a remarkable #racing career that’s only six years old: becoming a factory GT500 driver for #nissan in the Japanese Super GT championship.

Mardenborough was announced on Friday as a driver for the No. 12 Team Impul machine, which bears the colors of Calsonic, one of the most iconic liveries in global motorsport. The blue colors have adorned #nissan racecars for many years including in Super GT, Group A Touring cars and even the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Mardenborough made his full-time Japanese debut last year in the GT300 class in Super GT and also drove in the Japanese Formula 3 championship.

Race-winning success in both championships have pushed him into the spotlight in GT500 in 2017 alongside Hironobu Yasuda.

The complete Super GT500 roster for 2017 is:

12 - TEAM IMPUL - Hironobu Yasuda / Jann Mardenborough
Team Principal: Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Calsonic IMPUL GT-R / Bridgestone

23 - NISMO - Tsugio Matsuda / Ronnie Quintarelli
Team Principal: Yutaka Suzuki
MOTUL AUTECH GT-R / Michelin

24 - KONDO #racing - Daiki Sasaki / João Paulo de Oliveira
Team Principal: Masahiko Kondo
Forum Engineering ADVAN GT-R / Yokohama

46 - MOLA - Satoshi Motoyama / Katsumasa Chiyo
Team Principal: Toshiomi Oeki
S Road CRAFTSPORTS GT-R / Michelin

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