Gran Turismo fans, start your engines and get ready for the fifth season of GT Academy! The 2015 competition officially starts April 21st and will be open to all entrants* through June 16th.
Beginning at midnight tonight, the next gamer-to-professional-racer prospect can enter the GT Academy qualifying rounds accessible via a special Gran Turismo 6 in-game event. At the end of the 8-week competition, competitors with the 20 fastest in-game race times from the online competition will compete head-to-head in person this summer at the US Nationals.
In a change from previous years, the U.S. region will for the first time participate as part of the International competition where only the top six will advance to the International Finals. There they will try to prove they are one of the best in the world, deserving of a shot at the dream job of a professional racing placement for Nissan.
All four Nissan GT Academy winners from past seasons will see plenty of racing action this season. Bryan Heitkotter, the 2011 Champ, is racing the full 2015 season in the Always Evolving-GT Academy Nissan GT-R GT3 in the Pirelli World Challenge. Steven Doherty, Nick McMillen, and Nic Hamman will divide time co-driving the #41 Doran Racing-GT Academy 370Z NISMO in IMSA’s Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge Series throughout this season.
Do you have what it takes?
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*Terms and conditions for GT Academy 2015 can be found here.