The GT Academy is back to give you the chance to swap your virtual car seat for a real one.
For the fourth year running, Nissan and Sony have teamed up to bring the GT Academy to fans of the Gran Turismo series. Players can download a free GT Academy 2012 demo from the PlayStation Store and race to be in the chance of winning a spot in the competition slots and perhaps even win the chance to participate in the Dubai 24 hours race.
You can enter the competition from May the 1st until the 24th of June, and you can enter by downloading the demo and topping the leaderboard. The competitiois set in 8 rounds with each round challenging players in different ways. Overall, there will be 40 events over 8 weeks.
Previous winners include GT Academy 2008 winner Lucas Ordoñez, who placed second in the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hour race, GT Academy 2010 winner Jordan Tresson, who is now racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours in the Signatech Nissan LMP2 car, and GT Academy 2010 winner Jann Mardenborough, who is racing a Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 in the Blancpain Endurance Series.
So far, over 400,000 people have participated in GT Academy 2012, with over 27,640,000 km driven collectively. Statistics and leaderboards can be found at the GT Academy website. This competition is exclusive to European PlayStation 3 owners and participants must have a PlayStation Network account to enter.
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