No, this is not the return of Nissan’s GT Academy that turns virtual racecar drivers into real life racers. Instead, the brand is searching for the fastest Gran Turismo drivers in the world to compete in a sanctioned e-series.
Yup, Sony PlayStation and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) will be hosting the Nissan GT Sport Cup. To join the competition, virtual racers must own a Sony PlayStation 4 and a copy of the GT Sport game. Gamers must then participate in the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Manufacturers Series Championship and select Nissan as your works team.
All you have to do from there is score as much points as you can and drive cleanly. The faster you are while showing good driving skill, the more points you will earn.
The fastest Nissan racer from America, Asia/Oceania, and Europe/Middle East will earn a seat to represent the brand in the GT Sport World Finals. In addition, each winner will get travel to Japan to visit the 2018 NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway where the brand celebrates everything Nissan and the Polyphony Digital headquarters in Tokyo.
The winning drivers will also receive bespoke Nissan team clothing and coaching from a Nissan GT Academy mentor. The fastest driver for June, July, and August in Europe will get special coaching via the Nissan track experience at the famed Silverstone Circuit, UK.
In case you doubt your skills, let us remind you that a Filipino has already won Nissan’s GT Academy in Jose Gerard Policarpio. So, are you ready to be the fastest e-racer in the world or at least in the region? Prove it at the Nissan GT Sport Cup.