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GT Academy 2012 – Here’s your Final Round & Registration Info

Ken Chan's Avatar + Posted by Ken Chan on Jun 11, 2012 // Product Manager, SCEA

It’s hard to believe, but the online competition of GT Academy 2012 is quickly coming to a close. Since May 1st, over 900,000 competitors have driven more than 120,000,000 miles and reattempted 125,000,000 times for their chance to become this year’s GT Academy Champion. If you still haven’t started, its not too late, as GT Academy 2012 is still available for free through the PlayStation Store until the end of the competition on June 24th.

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With just two weeks left on the clock, the long awaited Rounds 7 and 8 have finally opened, completing the eight-round training program for this year’s GT Academy. For those that’s been keeping close tabs on the rumor mill, the infamous “Twin Ring Motegi East Short Course” is making it’s Gran Turismo debut as the final Round 8, Event 5 – Time Trial race.

For the next two weeks, you must take everything you have learned from the eight-round training program and put it on the line for a top lap time. Remember, this event is only open from June 11, 2012 to June 24, 2012, so make it count! Only the fastest lap times will be recorded and entered into the national leaderboards, so you must improve your results to move up in rankings. The top 32 players (pending eligibility verification) will be flown to the National Finals in July where they will compete against each other to be one of the 16 finalists.

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To be eligible for the top 32 spots and to compete in the National Finals in July, you MUST first register through the National Event Registration Form from now to June 24, 2012. Failure to register before the required deadline will result in disqualification of the National Finals, even if you make it to the top 32 leaderboards. So don’t wait, register immediately

Good luck. Your destiny at the GT Academy is just two short weeks – and a perfect lap – away.

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4 Comments

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+ lcmnick on June 11th, 2012 at 6:07 am said:

Given how Motegi is a GT4 upscale, why can’t all the old GT4 just tracks be ported over to GT5 :(


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+ G__ROW on June 11th, 2012 at 7:40 am said:

The car used for round 8 is the 370Z, not the GTR.


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+ Arcadian_Rebel on June 12th, 2012 at 12:16 am said:

Maybe if the campaign wasn’t so challenging, I would give this a shot.

P.S: I have a racing wheel.


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+ ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY on June 12th, 2012 at 11:56 pm said:

This is gunna be FUN XD !!!! i forgot about the last rounds coming this weekend, gunna tear those tracks up in a few more hours when i actually get up :P


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