Nissan GT Academy North America Season 2 Crowns Doherty, Eyes First International Race in January

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2012) - An unemployed 29-year old mechanic from Plainfield, Ill., toppled 15 of North America's fastest virtual racers at the track to win Nissan GT Academy North America Season 2. Steve Doherty won a series of on- and off-track challenges designed to find out which of the top 16 Gran Turismo® virtual racers had what it takes to outdrive and outlast the others to earn a seat in a Nissan race car.
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GT Academy North America finals underway in Silverstone

GT Academy North America finals underway in Silverstone

Ricardo Sanchez becomes Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International Champion

Ricardo Sanchez becomes Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International Champion

Ricardo Sanchez becomes Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International Champion

Ricardo Sanchez becomes Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International Champion

Ricardo Sanchez becomes Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International Champion

Ricardo Sanchez becomes Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International Champion

Ricardo Sanchez becomes Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International Champion

Ricardo Sanchez becomes Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International Champion

Ricardo Sanchez becomes Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International Champion

Ricardo Sanchez becomes Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International Champion

"The King of Drift" at GT Academy Finals Middle East

"The King of Drift" at GT Academy Finals Middle East

"The King of Drift" at GT Academy Finals Middle East

"The King of Drift" at GT Academy Finals Middle East

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion

Gaetan Paletou from France becomes European GT Academy 2014 champion