The 2014 season of the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition began on Monday giving virtual racers the opportunity to realise their dreams of becoming a real-life professional racing driver.
The Nissan GT Academy has successfully challenged the traditional and costly route into professional motorsport since 2008. Anyone in a participating country with Gran Turismo 6 and a PlayStation 3 will be able to enter the free qualifying rounds within the game’s automatic online update. Racing driver hopefuls can also get involved via a series of live events.
The successful PlayStation gamers from India, Australia, Mexico, Middle East and Thailand will win a place at a National Final event held in their country. From there, the leading competitors will qualify for the International Race Camp at the world- famous Silverstone Circuit, an established week-long boot camp where the finalists will be put through their paces on and off the track, to unearth this year’s GT Academy champion. The overall International winner will receive three months’ intensive training to prepare them for taking to the track with Nissan at the Dubai 24 Hour race in January 2015. They will have the opportunity to race with experienced racing drivers and have the chance to prove themselves worthy of becoming a Nismo Athlete, one of the elite racing drivers competing for Nissan.