Become a racing driver via PlayStation 3

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Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that the online GT Academycompetition for eager fans of PlayStation 3’s Gran Turismo 5: Prologue is setto kick off on June 2, offering gamers the chance to race a real Nissan 350Z ata 24 Hour endurance event in Dubaiin January 2009.
Stage One of GT Academy kicks off next week on June 2, 2008 where players will compete to set the fastest time around the Eiger Nordwandtrack in a Nissan Fairlady 350Z.
National finals, Silverstone trials
July sees Stage Two, with the 20 fastest drivers from each country invitedto a national final to compete head-to-head on GT5: Prologue.
The fastest three virtual drivers from each national final will then get thechance to race real-world Nissan GT-Rs at Silverstone in August.
Train to become a pro
If that wasn’tincentive enough, the overall two fastest drivers from that track day will beentered into a four month training programme to earn their racing licenses andtake part in a real life race in a fully prepared Nissan 350Z at the 24 Hourendurance event in Dubaiin January 2009.
Kazunori Yamauchi, Head of Polyphony Digital producers of Gran Turismo said:"This is a very exciting day for Gran Turismo. The Gran Turismo storystarted 10 years ago with the ambition to make a racing game that gives playersthe ultimate driving simulation experience. The GT Academy is the ultimaterealisation of this ambition taking the Gran Turismo experience to the nextlevel."
Full terms and conditions for GT Academy can be found at gtacademy.eu.


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