Calling all aspiring racers and gaming enthusiasts. Nissan has begun the registrations for the seventh season of the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition in India. Gamers with access to a Sony Entertainment Network account, a PlayStation 3 and the Gran Turismo 6 game can play online to qualify for the national finals.
Participants who wish to compete in the Live Events can log on to www.nissan.in/innovation/gt-academy to pre-register, starting at 1900hrs (7:00 PM) IST on June 2, 2015. The live events will commence from June 5th in Delhi followed by Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai over the subsequent weeks.
Online participants will get an opportunity to put the innovative new Nissan GT-R LM NISMO car through its paces at the historic Circuit de la Sarthe, home of the Le Mans 24 Hours, before the car makes its real-life debut in the world-famous race. An in-game time trial, featuring perfect recreations of car and track, will constitute the final Gran Turismo 6 time trial for the 2015 Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition.
Online qualifying round will be hosted on the Sony Entertainment Network Account (SEN) earlier popular as PlayStation Network (PSN). Ten (10) quickest lap times from Live Events and another ten (10) from Online Qualification rounds – 20 in total – will be eligible to enter the National Final. The 20 contestants who enter the National Final will need to go through a two-day intensive physical and mental training examination programme which will filter out only six contestants who will be eligible for the International Race Camp at Silverstone.
Six finalists will move to the famed Silverstone Race Camp to compete in the GT Academy Asia, which also includes winners from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Japan. The winner of the GT Academy Asia will bag an opportunity to race at the Dubai 24 hrs in January 2016.