vg247 writes: "SCEE's confirmed that Gran Turismo 5's Time Trial demo has reached over 1 million downloads since its launch last month.
The demo, which was released to find contestants for this year's GT Academy, was released on December 17, and is also seen as a taster for the main GT5 when it releases in Europe this year.
The full game's due in March in Japan.
"We created the Time Trial purely as the mechanic to run the first phase of GT Academy 2010," said Polyphony Digital boss, Kazunori Yamauchi.
"The massive interest is testament to the strong GT Academy concept that offers the chance to make a dream come true. But it also clearly demonstrates the popularity of Gran Turismo."
Full press release below."