From Playstation to real life: Nissan GT Academy is back in India

2015 Nissan India GT Academy

Nissan PlayStation GT Academy, a driver discover/development program to tap motor-racing talent, now enters 7th season globally, but for India, this is season 2.

Are you good at car racing games, especially Playstation? Would you want to become a car racer in real life, and that too without investing a single penny? Here’s your chance.

2015 Nissan India GT Academy

After a successful first season, Nissan India is back with the second season of Nissan GT Academy. In order to participate, all you have to do is to register yourself at Once registered, you will have to contest yourself against other participants. This you can do either at a pre-decided date and venue (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai), or via online qualification on Playstation Gran Turismo 6. The top 20 will then get through the next round.

These twenty finalists now compete in national finals. Here they will have to prove themselves not only as best car racing gamers, but also as real life drivers, fitness, and media-friendly skills. The top 6 from this will then qualify Silverstone Race Camp, in the UK.

2015 Nissan India GT Academy

(L-R) 2014 GT Academy Finalists – Karl Patel, Abhinav Bhatt with Mr. Guillaume Sicard – President Nissan India and other finalists Glen Ivan Suchitha and Prakash Nair at the launch of second season of GT Academy in India

Now into phase three, the top six from India will now have to compete and prove their metal against top performers from other countries in the region as well (who too are at the Silverstone Race Camp). Only one from this gets to go into the next round, the ultimate prize, – a chance to race in the Dubai 24 Hours Endurance Race in January 2016 with Nissan Racing Team. And for all this, you don’t have to spend a single Rupee.

Below are the dates you need to remember.

City Dates Venue
Delhi 5th – 7th June DLF Place, Saket
Mumbai 12th– 14th June Infinity 2, Malad (West)
Bangalore 19th – 21st June Phoenix Market City, Whitefield
Chennai 26th – 28th June Express Avenue, Royapettah


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Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Editor-in-Chief, Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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