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GT Academy Expands Competition To Facebook


As a part of this year’s GT Academy Competition, Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe [SCEE] are opening a new route to become a racer on the social network giant Facebook; with the GT Academy Challenge.

Exclusive to Facebook, the new game with test reactions and driving skills. Those with the highest scores in each of the participating counties will then be invited to a Gran Tourismo 6 qualifying day where they will compete against each other to win a spot at the Natonal Finals where they will be joined by the top performers from the in-game competition,

Winning the National Finals will then, as in previous years, earn the participants a spot in the and the European Finals at Silverstone to crown the 2014 champion. The winner will once again receive intense training and a chance to race with Nissan at the Dubai 24 Hours next January, with the chance to follow in the footsteps of the past graduates, who have gone onto compete in world class series’ and events across the globe.

“GT Academy is all about finding real racing talent from among the vast pool of superfast gamers,” said Usama Al-Qassab, Vice President Product Marketing at SCEE.

“However, we know that not all the gamers out there will have a copy of Gran Turismo 6 and so this is a chance for them to enter by an alternative route, as well as being a lot of fun. They’ll still have to prove themselves on GT6, however, to make it to the next stage.”

The GT Academy Challenge open to anyone on Facebook until the 16th of June here:

And as usual, anyone with a copy of Gran Turismo 6 can attempt to qualify for their National Final via the qualifying round on GT6. Qualifying on GT6 is open until 07:59 BST on 16 June (08:59 CET on 16 June).