Contact Us

Home » Speakers » Jann Mardenborough

Fees:

*Fees are a guide only. Exact cost will be dependent on requirements and are subject to change.

Jann Mardenborough

Jann Mardenborough’s journey from gamer to professional racing driver inspired the 2023 film "Gran Turismo Movie." Born in Darlington, he won the 2011 Nissan GT Academy, leading to a career in GT, sports car racing, and single-seaters. Jann has competed in Le Mans and Japan’s GT500 series, and contributed to Formula E.

Enquire
Photographer Damon Rigter | rigter.creatives

About Jann Mardenborough

Jann Mardenborough’s remarkable journey from computer gamer to professional racing driver has captured the imagination of millions of fans around the world. Ultimately his ‘gamer-to-racer’ life story inspiring the 2023 Sony Pictures film Gran Turismo Movie
starring David Harbour and Orlando Bloom.

Born in Darlington, England, Jann’s journey into the world of international single seater and sports car racing began when his passion for cars and motorsport led him to the world of on-line gaming, specifically the Gran Turismo game which was available on platforms including Sony Playstation.

A tie-up between Gran Turismo and Nissan Motorsport led to the creation of the Nissan GT Academy, an on-line tournament which was hotly contested by legions of would-be racers. Jann won the series in 2011, the prize for which was his dream of becoming a professional racing driver in one of Nissan’s highly sought after GT teams.

Jann’s skill behind the wheel resulted in him expanding his career to include both GT and sports car racing alongside single seater programmes including Formula 3, GP3 and GP2, the important feeder categories to Formula 1.

In 2013 Jann made the first of three appearances at the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours sports car race, finishing 3rd in the competitive LMP2 class at the wheel of the Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan. He returned to the French classic in 2014 and 2015, but in 2016 he focused his racing career in Japan, scoring 2nd place in the national Formula 3 series with six pole positions and four victories to his credit.

Since then Jann has focused primarily on Japan’s ultra competitive GT500 sports car series and become involved with the highly innovative, all-electric Formula E series as both a test and simulator driver.His was closely involved in the 2023 production and promotion of the Grand Turismo Movie by Sony Pictures. Jann’s role in the film was played by London-born actor Archie Madekwe.

As a speaker Jann is uniquely placed to give a remarkable insight into the convergence of computer gaming and motorsports as the digital landscape blurs the boundaries between virtual and real world racing. He knows better than anyone the opportunities which the
connected world is creating for both fans and would-be competitors alike.

His journey has been inspiring, a young man whose passion for motorsport led to a ground breaking career path which has captured the imagination of fans around the world, not to mention the attention of Hollywood.

To book Jann Mardenborough, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email enquiries@thespeakersagency.com

Booking information

Latest News

You may also like

Louise Hulland

Sony Award-winning journalist, TV and radio presenter, documentary maker, and author

Elliot Castro

Notorious fraudster whoswindled £2.5 million from banks

Dr Honor Doro Townshend

Criminology presenter, researcher, and lecturer

Rob Hosking

Former Front-line Police Officer & Mental Health and Workplace Wellbeing Advocate

Amanda Hamilton

Nutritional therapist and author of No. 1 Amazon bestseller, The G Plan Diet

Jenson Button

British F1 Legend

Damon Hill

The 1996 FIA Formula 1 World Drivers' Champion

Jann Mardenborough

British professional racing driver, best known for becoming the subject of the 2023 hit film 'Grand Turismo'.

Martin Brundle

Leading Sky Sports F1 commentator

Jacques Villeneuve

Formula 1 World Champion

We would love to hear from you

Enquire here

Please don't hesitate to get in touch today and one of our experienced agents will get back to you.

Contact Form [CTA]

The Speakers Agency
Steven Bartlett, entrepreneur and keynote speaker
Browse By

Name

Helen Lederer, comedian, awards host and actress who is best known for starring in Ab Fab.
Browse By

Annual Events

Simon Reeve, adventurer and after dinner speaker
Browse By

Category

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, diversity campaigner, keynote speaker and human rights activist
Browse By

Topic

Proudly Supporting
An image of the logo of Child Bereavement UK, the chosen charity supported by The Speakers Agency
Read More About Our Support

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Our former Managing Director Sylvia Tidy-Harris is one of their national Ambassadors and we are proud to support this great charity.

Stay In Touch

To stay up to date with the latest news and developments at The Speakers Agency please subscribe with your email below.