Gran Turismo fans have a chance to become a real racer in this year's GT Academy

Winner of Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition will receive training to compete in Dubai 24 Hour race.

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Gran Turismo 6 fans will be able to put their skills to the test for the chance to become a real-life racer with the Australian 2014 season launch of the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition.

Participants will need a copy of Gran Turismo 6 and a PlayStation 3 to partake in the event, which has just opened its qualifying rounds. GT Academy features separate competitions for Europe (France, Italy, UK, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Russia, Sweden, Poland and Czech Republic), Germany, USA, and a newly introduced International group (Australia, India, Middle East, Mexico and Thailand). Information for each region can be found on the Gran Turismo site.

The GT Academy qualification round launched with the recently released Gran Turismo 6 update. Fans who clock the fastest times in each region will be granted access to the National Final Event. Leading competitors at this event will then qualify for a week-long International Race Camp, which will test racers both off and on the Silverstone Circuit in the UK.

The overall international winner will go on to receive three months training to prepare to compete on the track at the Dubai 24 Hour race in January 2015.

Previous GT Academy winners are competing in this season's Blancpain Endurance Series, and Lucas Ordoñez (2008 champion) will be racing alongside Wolfgang Reip (2012 champion) at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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At least they giving GT players the chance to experience REAL car sounds.

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Can i just take the car?

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please don't kill yarself in the process...

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btw you also need to be in good physical condition to be a racer, so no fatties or couch potatoes.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I'm not gonna do the research :), but I wonder if previous winners were people that already had some kind of real world racing experience. Maybe they had done some racing or training, but then this was their big break.

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I would participate, if it was Forza Motorsport.

Gran Turismo is for amateurs.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>so you always stalk Gran Turismo articles huh?

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@diego_corleone They both are for racers and each offer something little different, play both and get over yourself. - Of course unless you only have one game system to race on.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> This is a hilarious comment for an article like this. The one racing sim that actually bridges the gap between simulation and real racing, and you say it's for amateurs. Too funny!


I like Forza too, but it's just a game.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> ha ha nice one. If you are ordering racing games by realism in ascendin order, then GT is third.

1. Forza - most unrealistic arcade

2. Mario Kart - arcade

3. GT - realistic sim

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<< LINK REMOVED >> just wondering whether any forza players ever make it to become a real racer........just saying...it's your subjective view that forza is more 'realistic' than GT...it's an objective fact that there are GT players that became real racers....regardless of how you feel about it in the console fanboy wars.

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@lord_lad @diego_corleone forza is arcade, they don't even try to be realistic. Neither does Need For Speed (Forza is NFS without open world and cops). I'm not judging - some like arcade, others simulators

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Are you kidding?

Maybe you think of Horizon which is arcadey but Forza Motorsport is a simish racer.

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Wow. That is actually pretty cool.

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