Nissan, in collaboration with Sony Playstation, is once again in pursuit of a racing driver. Nissan GT Academy India live qualifying would start on June 5, 2015 in Delhi, and will go to Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai as well. Just so you know, GT Academy's online final qualification round commenced on 2nd June 2015 and it would conclude on June 16, 2015 on Gran Turismo 6 for Playstation 3.
Announcing the second season of GT Academy in India, Guillaume Sicard, President - Nissan India Operations said, "When we speak about innovation and excitement at Nissan, we not only mean our cars but go beyond that with initiatives like GT Academy. Over the years, the competition has given aspirants and dreamers an opportunity to race real racing cars on tracks all over the world. We are glad that we were able to fulfil one Indian's dream last year and proudly launch the GT Academy 2015 today in India."
Nissan would also launch a new competition - 'GT Academy Asia' - in 2015. The Asian region would feature India and Thailand, both of which were introduced to GT Academy in 2014 as part of the international competition. The winner of the GT Academy in Asia will bag an opportunity to race at the Dubai 24hrs in January 2016. Last year over 5000 gamers from all over India competed against each other in the race to the GT Academy final race camp.
Six fastest contestants from the National final in India would then make it to Silverstone to compete with the winners from other regions. In fact, Abhinay Bikkani, one of the finalists from the country last year, is currently racing in the Nissan Micra Cup in Canada.