GT Academy News

Green light for sixth edition of NISMO PlayStation GT Academy
Apr. 17, 2014

Green light for sixth edition of NISMO PlayStation GT Academy

Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have announced that gamer-to-real-racer competition the NISMO PlayStation® GT Academy returns for a sixth installment in 2014. Online qualifying on PlayStation's Gran Turismo®6 game begins on April 21.
Jann Mardenborough
Feb. 17, 2014

GT Academy gamer takes “real" step towards F1

Jann Mardenborough will compete in Formula One feeder series, GP3, in 2014 with the championship-winning Arden International team. The 2011 GT Academy winner also joins an intensive driver development program with Infiniti Red Bull Racing, the most successful Formula One team of recent times.
New NISMO Athletes Take Victory at Dubai 24 Hours
Jan. 13, 2014

New NISMO Athletes Take Victory at Dubai 24 Hours

The four newest NISMO Athletes, the winners of Nissan PlayStation GT Academy 2013, along with inaugural winner Lucas Ordonez, stormed to the SP2 class victory at the Dubai 24 Hours last weekend.
Where Next for GT Academy?
Dec. 20, 2013

Where Next for GT Academy?

The Nissan PlayStation GT Academy has been discovering new talent since 2008. Gamers living in Europe, Russia, the U.S., the Middle East and South Africa have an annual opportunity to become the next Lucas Ordonez or Jann Mardenborough.
Nick McMillen Wins Nissan GT Academy Season 3
Dec. 17, 2013

Race to the Red Helmet: Nick McMillen Wins Nissan GT Academy Season 3

Nissan GT Academy has crowned a U.S. winner for its third season. In the final 60-minute episode of the popular TV show on Spike TV, 20-year-old Nick McMillen outraced the remaining three competitors with a dramatic last lap pass to earn the coveted red helmet, signifying the crowning achievement in the gamer-to-racer quest.
Darren Cox Accepts the Autosport Award for GT Academy
Dec. 3, 2013

Nissan GT Academy Wins Autosport Award

At the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane, Nissan was honored with the Autosport Award for Pioneering and Innovation for GT Academy Nissan's Director of Global Motorsport, Darren Cox, accepted the coveted award from F1's Paul Di Resta during a ceremony that was attended by the great and the good of the motorsport industry.
GT Academy Season 3 - Episode 2
Nov. 22, 2013

GT Academy Season 3 - Episode 2

With the legendary Silverstone Raceway as the battleground, the gamers are thrown into a grueling military style obstacle course and pit crew challenge in their quest to become a pro racecar driver.
GT Academy Season 3 - Episode 1
Nov. 14, 2013

GT Academy Season 3 - Episode 1

The 32 fastest Gran Turismo gamers in America compete in Times Square on Gran Turismo 6, battle for speed at Monticello Raceway, and race karts wheel-to-wheel for an opportunity to attend GT Academy at Silverstone in the UK.
Nissan's Russian Evolution
Nov. 11, 2013

Nissan's Russian Evolution

The G-Drive Racing squad of Roman Rusinov, Mike Conway and John Martin executed another textbook victory last weekend, winning the 6 Hours of Shanghai, the penultimate round of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship.