Nissan PlayStation GT Academy qualifying round begins

Tuesday 22 April 2014, 17:45 PM by

Since 2008, GT Academy has strongly defied the conventional and expensive divergence into the professional motorsport. Aspiring participants can get free entry into the qualifying rounds through the game’s automatic online update, in order to participate, one should have a GranTurismo 6 and a PlayStation 3. The 2014 Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition starts today at 08:00BST/12:00 PST/16:00JST. A series of live events are also being organized, where racing driver enthusiasts can also get indulged. is excited to see qualifying begin across the globe for GT Academy 2014.

Showing excitement on the commencement of qualifying rounds across the globe for GT Academy 2014, Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital, said“ I am very happy that qualifying has now begun for a sixth season of GT Academy, kick starting our world-wide search to unearth another gamer with the talent to become a real life racer. Every GT6 gamer will have the chance to develop their skills in a series of stunning Nissan NISMO vehicles and compare lap times with their friends while competing for a coveted spot at the next stage of the competition.”

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Nissan PlayStation GT Academy qualifying round begins

PlayStation gamers selected from countries including India, Australia, Mexico, Middle East and Thailand will get to attend the National Final event which will be organized in their country. The thriving competitors will further qualify for the International race Camp at the renowned Silver stone Circuit, this will be a one week boot camp where participants selected for the final round will fight for the title of GT Academy champion 2014.

The overall international winner will be entitled to a three month long copious training program where they will receive training to participate along with Nissan at the Dubai 24 Hour race to be held in January 2015. The winner will get a chance to fight with the experienced racing drivers in Dubai and become a NISMO Athlete.

“Everyone should enter GT Academy!” encourages NISMO Athlete Marden borough, who is about to start competing in a FormulaOne feeder series less than three years after winning the competition. “It’s open for anyone to enter. If you have a PlayStation 3and a copy of GranTurismo 6, just see how you go against everyone across Europe - that’s all I had in mind the year I won. If being a racing driver was your childhood dream, then the NISMO PlayStation GT Academy is your perfect opportunity to live it!”

The GT Academy qualifying update can be accessed on the GT6, interested participants can play until 07:59BST/11:59 PST/15:59JST on 16 June. Those who have a PlayStation Network ID and a copy of GranTurismo6 can avail this update.