Nissan: Le Mans weekend brings a possibility for gamers to go racing for real

Posted on 14. Jun, 2015 by in Nissan Canada

  • Nissan PlayStation GT Academy gives contestants their possess Le Mans pushing knowledge this weekend
  • Winner of this online gamer-to-racer foe could go racing for genuine  with Nissan
  • Four prior Nissan GT Academy winners choice on Saturday for Le Mans 24 Hours

LE MANS, France – This is a weekend of a annual Le Mans 24 Hours race, a mythological eventuality contested by large automobile brands and world-class racing drivers – and members of a open are being given a possibility to find out what it’s like to expostulate there in a radical new Nissan GT-R LM NISMO racer. More than that, by entering a Nissan PlayStation GT Academy online competition, gamers could go on to turn a racing motorist for real. Four prior winners of a Nissan PlayStation GT Academy have been incited from gamers to racers by Nissan and are competing during Le Mans this weekend.

To play a latest turn of a Nissan GT Academy, that facilities a high-speed 8.45-mile (13.6 km) Le Mans circuit, players simply need to download a giveaway refurbish on a Gran Turismo 6 diversion afterwards follow instructions, or revisit for some-more details. The foe is open to entrants aged 18 or over until Jun 16.

The fastest gamers go by to a National Final, and a best performers here swell to a week-long Race Camp during Silverstone circuit in England, where they will be put by their paces on lane in Nissan sports cars. Winners from any Race Camp are given an complete Driver Development Program, with a possibility to validate for an general foe permit and foe for Nissan professionally.

Previous Nissan PlayStation GT Academy winners Lucas Ordóñez (ESP), Jann Mardenborough (GBR), and Mark Shulzhitskiy (RUS) are all competing during Le Mans this weekend in a Nissan GT-R LM NISMO in a race’s premier LM P1 category, and Gaetan Paletou (FR) is racing in a LM P2 difficulty only 10 months after winning GT Academy Europe. 

The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO is new this year and, compared to a LM P1 rivals from Audi, Porsche and Toyota, still during a comparatively early theatre in a development. The Nissan’s innovative pattern was desirous by a surprising final of a Le Mans circuit and a high speed corners.  Winners of a foe typically cover some-more than 3,125 miles (5,000km) during a 24 hours.

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About GT Academy 2015
GT Academy is a partnership between PlayStation® and Nissan that uses a practical universe of a Gran Turismo®6 diversion to unearth real-world racing talent. Now in a seventh year, GT Academy includes apart competitions for Europe (France, Italy, UK, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic), International organisation (Australia, Mexico, North Africa, Turkey and United States) and Asia (India, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Japan).

The GT Academy gift turn will be partial of a giveaway Gran Turismo®6 refurbish on PlayStation®3 (terms and conditions apply). The fastest gamers in any participating domain benefit entrance to their region’s National Final event. A array of competitors can also benefit entrance around a array of Live Gran Turismo events organized locally. The National Finals supplement driving, aptness and a media component to a gaming.

From National Finals, a movement moves onto a mythological Race Camp, where a competitors are put by their paces on lane in Nissan sports cars underneath a sharp eyes of high form judges and mentors. Winners from any foe will be invited to take partial in a complete Driver Development Programme. They could validate for an general foe permit and foe for Nissan professionally, with a possibility to potentially join Nissan’s chosen Nismo Athletes.

Previous winners of GT Academy are now unchanging racing drivers. In 2015, Jann Mardenborough (UK, leader in 2011) is racing in a World Endurance Championship for Nissan in a tip LM P1 difficulty and in GP3, a tributary array to Formula One, with a championship-winning Carlin team. Lucas Ordoñez (Spain, leader in 2008) will be racing in a Le Mans 24 Hours this year in a Nisan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 entry, alongside Mardenborough. The 2014 Champions, Gaetan Paletou (Europe) and Ricardo Sanchez (International) are competing in a Blancpain Endurance Series with a Nissan GT Academy Team RJN.

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