Jono Lester

About Jono

Hi, I’m Jono 👋

I’m a Kiwi, and a third generation racing driver. I grew up in the pits of Manfeild – the circuit built and run by my grandparents – and followed my grandfather, dad and aunt into the driver’s seat at the age of 13.

Over the years, I have had the good fortune to turn my passion for racing into a career. Since 2012, I have been competing professionally in the Asia-Pacific region in GT3 cars, scoring wins, poles and podiums behind the wheel of Mercedes-AMG, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, Lamborghini and other exotic machinery.

I just love driving. I’ll drive anything (and often do), and every day I’m in a race car is a pretty bloody good day.

Follow my social media channels where I share moments from my life in the fast lane. Enjoy the ride!


Age: 31 (born 08/12/1989)

Born: Palmerston North, NZ

Resides: Auckland, NZ

Measurements: 177cm, 72kg

Interests: Peace, Paws & Plants, Trail Running, Yoga, Reading

FIA Driver Rating: Silver