Be a real-life racing driver with Nissan, PlayStation

Nissan and Sony are running the international GT Academy competition to let gamers become real racing drivers.

GT Academy

Fancy yourself 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.

The international GT Academy competition--the second since 2008--is split into four main stages. Stage one requires competitors to record flying laps on a time-trial-based track in Gran Turismo 5 via the PS3's PlayStation Network. The 20 fastest entrants in each country will qualify for stage two--a national final. In stage three, the 20 fastest entrants from stage two will battle it out to reach the next round--a five-day boot camp in which they'll have the chance to drive real-life sports cars, including the latest Nissans, around Silverstone.

Read more of " GT Academy: Become a real-life racing driver with Nissan and Sony PlayStation " at Crave UK.

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