Australian Matthew Simmons has taken his virtual driving skills to a whole new reality, winning the 2015 Nissan PlayStation GT Academy and kickstarting a racing career.
Sony and Nissan give gamers a chance to go from virtual to reality.
Last year I was invited to watch a group of crack Gran Turismo players fight for a chance to get their foot in the motorsport door. This is what happened.
CNET UK editor Rory Reid visits the Gran Turismo 5 academy at Silverstone.
Crave went along to Silverstone to watch 16 Gran Turismo 5 addicts compete for the chance to win the right to drive a racing car for a professional team.
Aussie student Daniel Holland will soon join contestants from around the world in a Silverstone training camp in a bid to make the transition from virtual racer to a real-life one. We caught up with him on how he got this far.
A single track demo of Gran Turismo 5 will be released on the PlayStation Network on Thursday, 17 December. For the first time, Aussie and Kiwi virtual racers will be eligible for the GT Academy competition that aims to convert a virtual racer into a real-world race champion.
Fancy yourself as the next Lewis Hamilton? Yeah, us too, that's why our ears perked up like little meerkats when Nissan and Sony started a competition to let gamers become real racing drivers
This week the Girt by CNET team offer up a mixed lolly bag of tech news. From Wi-Fi Calling to Stan's new run of apps, from the Nissan GT Academy to Samsung's new phones, if you're after a hot take, we've got 'em.
Well...can you? I headed to the greatest motor race on Earth to see whether I could stay awake for the entire thing.