Ever heard about the game Gran Turismo? Well, we are one of the top fans out there. Recently, Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have joined together to bring the ultimate competition of Gran Turismo fans, caled GT Acedemy 2010. The even will go live on 17 December, and will be using the Playstation Gran Turismo 5 game as the virtual world to find real world racing driver.
Interesting isn’t is? Well, that is not all, what more, the winner will get to swap his dirty sofa for a snug race bucket with safety harness in an intensive race training programme, and a long drive season in European GT4 Cup. You will be driving a full spec racing specification of Nissan 370Z, and that is the most interesting part. All must think that this is the most car idol in competition.
In the GT Acedemy 2008/2009, Lucas Ordonez, 23 years Spanish student graduated his Playstation 3 to debut in Dubai International 24 hours race along with F1 driver, Johnny Herbert. He was then teamed up with Alex Buncombe, Britis driver to campaign Nissan 350Z in European GT4 Cup, which runs alongside with the FIA GT Series. Their season driving for RJN Motorsport GT Acedemy Team include two win race and two second place finishes. This lead them second in driver’s classification and winners of Teams Championship, which proved that the virtual racing can really identify a real racing talent.
This GT Academy is open and eligible to 15 European countries, Australia and New Zealand.