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– Nissan has brought reality and virtual together with the ultimate remote-control car for gamers – the Nissan GT-R /C – operated by a DualShock®4 controller
– GT Academy winner and NISMO driver Jann Mardenborough took the remote-control super car around Silverstone reaching speeds of 130+mph from the cockpit of a helicopter
– Watch the video of Jann Mardenborough driving the GT-R /C here: https://youtu.be/jxKTBRcVROw Read More »

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Gt Academy 2015a– Stunning Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi is dream setting to make racing dreams come true
– Adrian Newey OBE, Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer, joins Race Camp as head judge

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. They will compete for the chance to embark on Nissan’s all-encompassing Driver Development Programme and the chance to become a real racing driver, with Formula One technical genius Adrian Newey OBE on hand as head judge. Read More »

GT Academy ManchesterNissan is on the hunt for the racing drivers of tomorrow and will be bringing the final leg of qualifying for its pioneering GT Academy competition to Manchester Trafford Centre on 12th and 13th September 2015.

Across the two-day event, motorsport enthusiasts are invited to put their gaming skills to the test and participate in a Gran Turismo®6 race on Nissan’s circular PlayStation® pods. The top racers from Saturday and Sunday will be invited to come back for the final on Sunday, and will participate in a number of activities and interviews before one lucky gamer will win a place in the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy Race Camp in Abu Dhabi in October. Read More »

Nissan Paletou– Winner of 2014 GT Academy to race at 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours
– Frenchman Gaetan Paletou makes the grade quicker than ever before

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. Read More »

GT Academy 2011 winner Jann Mardenborough has been announced as the fiftieth most marketable athlete in the world joining a list of superstars such as Messi, Bolt and Hamilton.

Jann, who has progressed through the ranks of motorsport since his victory in 2011 NISMO PlayStation® GT Academy, is predicted to be in the top 50 most marketable athletes in the world over the next three years. The list, formulated by SportsPro Media, takes in to consideration measurements such as value for money, age, home market, charisma, willingness to be marketed and crossover appeal. Read More »

– Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 takes ninth place at Nürburgring 24 Hours with three of Nissan’s LM P1 drivers at the wheel
– Strong drives by two more LM P1 drivers, Tincknell and Shulzhitskiy, in European Le Mans Series at Imola
– The top results keep on coming in the U.S. and Australia on another #eatsleepRACErepeat weekend of racing

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Nissan GT Academy 7– ‘Dream job’ on offer for winner of seventh Nissan PlayStation® GT Academy competition
– Entry opens on 21 April through Gran Turismo®6
– Mass participation ‘Live Events’ offer alternative route to qualify
– European Race Camp moves to Abu Dhabi Read More »

Nissan Mardenborough P1 Announcement– Lucas Ordonez and Jann Mardenborough to race the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO
– 2008 & 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 team
– Ordonez also steps up to top class in Super GT Championship Read More »

Gaëtan Paletou 2014The NISMO PlayStation® GT Academy 2014 European Race Camp drew to a thrilling conclusion at the UK’s Silverstone circuit today as Gaëtan Paletou, 22 from Barzun in France, was crowned champion. He will now go on to enjoy four months in one of the most advanced and successful driver development programmes in the world before racing for the Nissan NISMO race team in the international Dubai 24 Hour race in January 2015. Read More »

GT Academy facebook– GT Academy Challenge on Facebook offers entry to gamer-to-racer competition
– Top scorers will win a place at Gran Turismo®6 qualifying day

Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have begun their search for the next virtual-to-reality racer, with gamers around the world aiming to perfect their laps on Gran Turismo®6 and progress to the next round of the NISMO PlayStation® GT Academy competition. The GT Academy Challenge on Facebook now gives racing driver hopefuls a new route to stake their claim to make the transition from gamer to racer. Read More »