Nissan GT Academy in Manila

Nissan and Sony held the first GT Academy in 2008. The academy takes people who are good at video games and, in a matter of months, helps turn them into professional drivers for Nissan. Now on its seventh installment, GT Academy sees an expansion in the form of the new GT Academy Asia, in which Philippines will be competing against other Asian countries including Japan in the battle to become the GT Academy Champion.

Ricardo Sanchez, GT Academy International Winner
Nissan GT Academy In The Philippines
Nissan GT Academy In The Philippines
Held at New Glorietta Activity Center, #NissanGTAcademyPH was officially opened to the public. Special guest, Ricardo Sanchez, GT Academy 2014 International Winner shared his inspiring stories how he started and won the competition.
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“With the launch of GT Academy in the Philippines, we at Nissan offer an exciting opportunity for Filipinos to emerge as a breakthrough talent in the racing world," said Antonio Zara, President and Managing Director of Nissan Philippines, Inc. 

Nissan GT Academy In The Philippines

With GT Academy, any player who can prove their driving skills in the world of video games can compete in a real racetrack. The GT Academy International Champion 2014 Ricardo Sanchez flew in all the way from UK to attend the launch. After winning last year's competition, Ricardo's racing career took off after he joined Nissan's elite motor sport team, the NISMO, to run the coveted tracks of the prestigious Dubai 24-Hour race in January 2015.

Nissan GT Academy In The Philippines

GT Academy Process:

  1. The Recruitment (April - June)
  2. National Finals (July). The National Finals will determine top 6 Filipino players who will go to the next round and go bumper-to-bumper with the best Gran Turismo drivers in Asia. 
  3. The Race Camp Week (August) Players will be tested on their strength, stamina, mental agility and driving skills against Asia's best at the Silverstone Racing Circuit in UK.
  4. Driver Development Program - The emerging GT Academy Champion in Asia will join other GT Academy winners in a rigorous training under the wing of professional coaches and racers at the Silverstone Racing Circuit in UK.
  5. Graduation - After passing the Driver Development Program, graduates will receive their International C License, allowing them to compete in a prestigious racing event anywhere in the world.
For more information about GT Academy Philippines, please visit

GT Academy takes skilled Gran Turismo 6 players and turns them into professional racers, are you one of them? Join #NissanGTAcademyPH now, recruitment ongoing until June 2015. Glorietta Activity Center on April 17-18, and at the SM North SkyDome on April 24-26.

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