After Gran Turismo, the 2023 best sports movie hit the cinema on August 2023, Jann Mardenborough’s accident story inspired many fans. The performance by the Strangers Things’ David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, and Archie Medekwe (lead role) made the character alive on the screen.
However, the tagline of the movie claims to be based on true events but the timeline changed for the main events that happened in the Jann Mardenborough’s real life.
There are some of the characters in the movie were entirely fictional including Jann Mardenborough’s coach Jake Salter and Jann’s girlfriend Audrey. We have already discussed who is Audrey in our previous article.
In this article, we will cover the Jaan Mardenborough mentor in the movie and real life.
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So who is Jake Salter? Is Jake Salter in real life or not?
Hollywood’s most renowned David Harbour who plays the role of Jake Salter on the screen and his performance left the fans speechless. Now Gran Turismo movie fans want to know who is Jake salter or if is he a real person who did train Jann.
The answer is nope, Jake Salter is not a real person. He is one of the many fictional characters in Gran Turismo who plays an influential role in Jann’s life and is portrayed as Mardenborough’s mentor in the movie.
The backstory of Jake Salter in the movie is that he was a former driver who stopped racing because of an incident in which he lost his fellow driver. After that accident, Jake Salter continued working in the racing industry as a ‘pay driver’.
Later in the movie, Jake Salter was appointed as mentor and trainer for the winners of GT Academy gamers to train them for real racing cars. But he has only made a real connection with the movie protagonist Jann Mardenborough played by Archie Medekwe.
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If not Jake Salter then who is the real coach of Jann Mardenborough?
In real life, Jann Mardenborough doesn’t have any coach. However, Jake Salter’s character is an amalgamation of many people who helped Mardenborough in coaching and training.
In real life, Jann was mentored by many people including race engineer Ricardo Divila, sports psychologist Gavin Gough, and team manager Bob Neville (of RJN Motorsport). There is one theory going on that Jake Salter could have been a mix of all those people.
Well, we have to give credit to David Harbour who did a great job playing the mentor of Jann Mardenborough’s coach that people think that he is a real person.
Q. 1 Who is Jake Salter?
Ans Jake Salter is a character in the movie who plays a role of mentor for Jann Mardenborough
Q. 2 Is Jake Salter a real person?
Ans No, Jake Salter is not a real person. He is one of the many fictional characters of the Gran Turismo.
Q. 3 Who is Jann Mardenborough real Coach?
Ans Jann Mardenborough was coached and mentored by many people including Ricardo Divila, Gavin Gough, and Bob Neville.