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Nation's Top 16 Gran Turismo 5 Drivers Race for a Chance to Become a Professional Race Car Driver

Sony Computer Entertainment America and Polyphony Digital, in collaboration with Nissan North America, announced the final 16 contestants moving on to the last round of GT Academy, ready to compete for the opportunity to become a part of a professional race team. The 16 finalists emerged from a group of more than 53,000 registrants as the top racers from the National Finals Event held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort on March 22-23. They will now travel to the well-known Silverstone racing circuit in the United Kingdom to participate in a week-long boot camp in June. The top driver will become the official GT Academy winner for the U.S. and will have the opportunity to train with elite race car drivers and compete as part of a professional Nissan racing team in an undisclosed race.

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waltyftm2982d ago

Great stuff, Well done to those who made the cut, I was around 10-15 seconds slower than everyone else.

insomnium22982d ago

Am I the only one who appreciates these kinds of things that Sony do? I think this is outstanding! Get a shot in real life through a videogame.

That one guy got a job at MM for his work in LBP and now a driver gets a real life chance to start a career in racedriving. PS3 really gives people opportunities...:D

I don't know about you but I'm impressed about this.

josephayal2982d ago

without me this event is nothing, im the best GT5/Forza player in the world