Nissan PlayStation GT Academy, in the hunt for motor racing talent in India, has witnessed promising racing aspirants in both Delhi and Mumbai, with the latter topping the leaderboard thus far. This award-winning driver discovery programme will complete qualifying rounds in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai by June 2014 before finalising the quickest 14 lap times that emerge out of all five cities in contention for the first Indian edition of GT Academy.
Launched in India in February this year, over 2000 aspiring racers have participated in the Nissan GT Academy’s qualifying rounds conducted at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, and in shopping malls in Delhi (NCR) and Mumbai.
Atindriya Bose, Country Head, PlayStation India added, “The partnership with Nissan allows us to offer a combination of the virtual and real life experience of racing one’s dream car on one of the world’s most coveted circuits. The programme will test the racing acumen of enthusiasts on PlayStation GT6 racing simulators that focus on a high-end simulated driving experience. At Delhi and Mumbai, we have already witnessed a furor of excitement amongst gamers and racers and I'm sure in Hyderabad, it’s going to go to the next level. We expect this to be a tough challenge.”