13 Jul 2024
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Motul-Nismo partnership highlighted in new film Gran Turismo

Motul has taken to the big screen this summer in Gran Turismo , a film based on the story of Jann Mardenborough. He made the leap from playing the Sony PlayStation racing game to becoming a racing driver via a global competition put together by Sony, Gran Turismo game developer Polyphony Digital and Nissan.

Since his 2011 GT Academy victory. Jan achieved a podium finish at the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LMP2 Category in 2013, and has raced ever since.

Jann is played by Archie Madekwe, with his veteran racer mentor Jack Salter portrayed by David Harbour
The film also features Orlando Bloom as Motorsport Marketing Executive Danny Moore and Geri Halliwell-Horner as Jann’s Mother, Lesley Mardenborough.

Andy Wait, Motul UK Sales and Marketing Manager, commented: “NISMO – the motorsports division of Nissan, has long been an OE Partner of Motul, and with Nissan providing both the means to Jann Mardenborough’s move to professional motorsport and many of the cars he has driven in his career to date, it was logical that Motul would be a part of the Gran Turismo story.”

The movie goes on general release this week throughout the UK and wider global release will follow shortly. Check out the trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPzGBvPrzw