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GT Academy 2012 Finalists Battle at Silverstone, Series Begins on Spike TV November 1st

Ken Chan's Avatar + Posted by Ken Chan on Sep 07, 2012 // Product Manager, SCEA

GT Academy 2012 at Silverstone

Nearly 400,000 gamers across the United States entered the second iteration of Nissan and PlayStation’s innovative gamer-to-racer competition this year. The top 32 gamers faced off in July at the National Finals at Comic-Con in San Diego, and only 16 advanced to Silverstone Circuit in August for the one-week challenge at GT Academy Race Camp. After seven days of intense challenges, racing Nissan 370Z and GT-R race cars, a new U.S. Champion now joins the ranks of the 2011 GT Academy Champion, Bryan Heitkotter.

GT Academy 2012 at SilverstoneGT Academy 2012 at Silverstone

Want to know which of the top 16 is the new 2012 GT Academy Champion? Be sure to tune into Spike TV starting November 1st, as every moment of the week-long competition will be aired as a six-part reality show. Be sure to keep your eyes glued to the official GT Academy Facebook page, as we’ll have daily updates on GT Academy Race Camp — including behind-the scenes videos of various challenges — and interviews with the Top 16.

GT Academy 2012 at Silverstone

On Sunday, August 26th, 16 of the fastest Gran Turismo drivers from the San Diego National Finals arrived at Silverstone Circuit in UK. For 7 days, each contender was put through a variety of mental and physical challenges designed to test fitness, driving skills, reaction speeds and performance under pressure.

GT Academy 2012 at SilverstoneGT Academy 2012 at Silverstone

The GT Academy Race Camp Judges and racing veterans, Danny Sullivan, Boris Said and Maryeve Default had the difficult task of gradually reducing the field of 16 down to selected few who had what it took to compete in the final “Winner Takes All” head-to-head championship race. Victory is anyone’s, but only ONE will be the 2012 GT Academy Champion and become a professional race car driver for Nissan.

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6 Comments

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+ onslaughtree on September 7th, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

Looking forward to seeing some Vid of this showdown.


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+ T24019 on September 7th, 2012 at 6:32 pm said:

I hope pd give us another stealth car like last time. say you watched the final episode and pd give us a stealth car for gt5


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+ TooLVolta on September 7th, 2012 at 7:42 pm said:

I’d like to have that GT-R & 350z in my gt5 garage.

Make it happen!


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+ GhostMachine1 on September 8th, 2012 at 12:44 am said:

Part 2. Can’t wait for this to air.


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+ kivi95 on September 8th, 2012 at 1:28 am said:

Will you release the videos on psn aswell?


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+ ipaidthebills on September 9th, 2012 at 11:36 am said:

Can I please have one of those karts when you done with them???


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