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Is Gran Turismo's Jack Salter A Real Person?

Gran Turismo is based on the true story of race car driver Jann Mardenborough, but the movie doesn't make it clear whether his mentor, Jack Salter (David Harbour), is a real person too. The 2023 movie puts a unique spin on adaptations of video games, as it isn't based on the Gran Turismo video series. Instead, the movie is based on the real-life GT Academy, which was inspired by Gran Turismo. The GT Academy recruits the greatest Gran Turismo players and trains them to become professional racers. Mardenborough is the youngest racer of the GT Academy and finished third in Le Mans in 2013.

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