It's hard to believe, but until just a few years ago the only racing experience three of Nissan's GT-R LM NISMO drivers for Le Mans had was playing Gran Turismo on their PlayStations. Impossible? No – just the extraordinary virtual-to-reality phenomenon that is GT Academy.
GT Academy 2011 winner Jann Mardenborough has been announced as the 50th most marketable athlete in the world, joining a list of superstars such as soccer star Lionel Messi, sprinter Usain Bolt and F1 driver Lewis Hamilton.
NISMO Athlete Lucas Ordóñez recently got the phone call of his life when Nissan's Motorsport Director Darren Cox called to tell him he will race in LM P1 at Le Mans this year. Watch his amazing reaction to the news.