The NISMO PlayStation® GT Academy European Race Camp gets underway today at the Yas Marina Formula One circuit in Abu Dhabi. The intensive, week-long racing driver boot camp sees 56 Gran Turismo® gamers from 11 European countries gather in the United Arab Emirates’ capital city.
In 2008, Nissan and PlayStation® joined forces in Europe to create an experiment to see if a Gran Turismo® gamer could transfer their skills to become a real racing driver. Fast forward to 2015, and the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy has attracted over five million entrants and become an established route into top-level motorsport. Its talented alumni continue to deliver race wins and podiums for N...
The longest and toughest race on the Blancpain Endurance Series schedule takes place at Spa-Francorchamps on 25-26 July and Nissan has entered a global cast of drivers from six different countries, including four winners of GT Academy.
In 2011, after three years of racing, Lucas Ordonez became the first GT Academy winner to compete at Le Mans. In 2013, after just two years of racing, Jann Mardenborough made his debut at La Sarthe. Now, in 2015, Gaetan Paletou will race a Nissan-powered LM P2 car at Le Mans, just 10 months after winning GT Academy.
Lucas Ordonez and Jann Mardenborough to race the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO2008 & 2011 Winners of GT Academy to go head-to-head with the best drivers in the world Long-standing NISMO racer Michael Krumm joins Nissan NISMO LM P1 teamOrdonez also steps up to top class in Super GT Championship
The NISMO PlayStation® GT Academy continued its legacy of unearthing real racing talent from the world of PlayStation®'s Gran Turismo game today (Saturday, 10 January) when an all-gamer line-up finished the 2015 Dubai 24 Hours race in second position in the A6 Pro-Am class, a stunning fifth overall.
This January 9-10, four elite PlayStation® gamers take the ultimate step to real-world racing as they compete in the Hankook Dubai 24 Hours race behind the wheel of a 550bhp Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 race car.