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GT Academy: Online gamers go for the real race track

In the finals of GT Academy of Nissan and Playstation now share the best online players their controllers against real and virtual steering wheels cars against real sports cars. 22 finalists that have prevailed in their respective events at the national talent competition, participated at the Silverstone circuit for five days to the final round. According to Nissan Europe’s interactive marketing manager Darren Cox, the GT Academy competition was created to answer the question of whether they could “turn a virtual racer into a real racer” and once the 22 finalists hit the track Herbert was surprised by the amateurs’ skill.

28-year-old Lars Schlomer, a German taxi driver, and 23-year-old Lucas Ordonez, an MBA student from Spain were the winners . Their grand prize? Entry in a four-month training program for Nissan, with the chance to drive in (no really) the Dubai 24-hour endurance race and they will receive a professional race car driver training and will run from May as a member of the RJN team throughout the season in the GT4 European Cup a Nissan 370Z.

Former F1 team boss Eddie Jordan worked as a jury member in the finals of GT Academy is once again with his former driver Johnny Herbert, winner of the 24-hour race in Le Mans and three-time Formula 1 champion. You have the two riders Sabine Schmitz and Rob Barff aside.

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