Nissan and PlayStation will once again be searching the virtual world of Gran Turismo 6, for a real world racing driver. The revolutionary GT Academy prepares for its biggest year yet and once again offers gamers the chance to live the dream as a NISMO Athlete.
GT Academy India Live Qualifying began on June 5th 2015 in Delhi and will proceed to Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai as per the following schedule:
Delhi: 5th – 7th June: DLF Place, Saket
Mumbai: 12th- 14th June: Infinity 2, Malad (West)
Bangalore: 19th – 21st June: Phoenix Market City, Whitefield
Chennai: 26th – 28th June: Express Avenue, Royapettah
GT Academy Online Final Qualification round commenced on 2nd June 2015 and concludes on the 16th June on Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation 3. Online gamers will have an opportunity to drive the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo as a part of qualifying. Ten winners from the Live Events will then join ten winners from the online game at the Indian National Final to be held in July 2015, with the chance to grab one of six places at the famous Silverstone Race Camp.
Last year over 5000 gamers from all over India competed against each other in the race to the GT Academy final race camp. Six fastest contestants from the National Final in India then made it to Silverstone to compete with the winners from other regions. Abhinay Bikkani, one of the finalists from India last year, is currently racing in the Nissan Micra Cup in Canada.
Announcing the second season of GT Academy in India, Guillaume Sicard, President – Nissan India Operations said, “When we speak about innovation and excitement at Nissan, we not only mean our cars but go beyond that with initiatives like GT Academy. Over the years, the competition has given aspirants and dreamers an opportunity to
race real racing cars on tracks all over the world. We are glad that we were able to fulfill one Indian’s dream last year and proudly launch the GT Academy 2015 today in India.”
For more information about GT Academy India including how to enter and the location of Live Events please visit: www.nissan.in/innovation/gt-academy | www.facebook.com/nissanindia | #RacingDriverWanted