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Nissan GT Academy

What happens when you take elite Gran Turismo gamers out of the living room and into the driving seat of Nissan Motorsport vehicles? Nissan and Sony held the first GT Academy in 2008 to find out, and since then the programme has been defying both common sense and motorsport tradition. The academy finds people who are exceptional at video games and, in a matter of months, helps turn them into professional drivers for Nissan.

Nissan GT Academy 2016 Finals

The 2016 Australian finalists of the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy were decided, following a grueling two-day competition concluding at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast in September 2016.

The initial 20 Australian finalists were put through a series of challenges including an army-style fitness test, vigorous gaming challenges on the GT Sport PlayStation game, media tests, and a motorkhana component behind the wheel of a Nissan 370Z. With points awarded across all challenges, the competition was whittled down to the Top 6.

The national final saw the country's top six gamers qualify to travel to the GT Academy International final in the United Kingdom and compete for the Nissan racing contract for the overall winner.

The 2016 Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International final was won by Mexican Johnny Guindi Hamui in a dramatic conclusion to the popular race driver talent program at the Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom.

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Watch the 2016 Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International Race Camp below.

Episode 1

The gamers arrive at Silverstone and are put on a track in real cars for the first time..

Episode 2

The gamers get their hands on GT-R at an epic beach location.

Episode 3

The gamers compete country V's country for the first time in an epic banger car race!

Episode 4

The final race looms, but theres a big suprise for the drivers. Find out who will become GT Academy champion 2016.