Nissan and Playstation Brings Nissan PlayStation GT Academy Coming To Banglore to Find Motor Racing Talent

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Nissan Playstation GT Academy has opened qualifying rounds in Bangalore starting, May 15th to May 18th  in attrium of Mantri mall in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Bangalore is one of the five cities chosen by Nissan in their nationwide hunt to find India’s motor racing talent.

Nissan Playstation GT Academy Virtual Console

Nissan Playstation GT Academy Virtual Console

Playstation GT Academy, the award-winning driver discovery and development program sequentially completed its qualifying rounds at the Auto Expo, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad in February , March and April Respectively. Already Popular in other countries as the gateway to motorsports, Nissan Playstation GT Academy extends exactly the same platform to aspiring racers in India. The ‘virtual’ competition on simulator will be open for participation in Mantri Mall from 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM from May 15th to 18th April.

With the launch of Playstation GT Academy, Nissan, one of India’s youngest global automobile brands, will have the opportunity to connect even more closely with the Indian audience. The 2014 Auto Expo, Delhi (NCR), Mumbai and Hyderabad put together, close to 3000 people have already participated. The quickest lap time so far – 1:59:357 – has been clocked by a Mumbai participant. However, aspiring racers from Bangalore will have their chance to clock their quickest lap times between May 15th and 18th, 2014.

Nissan PlayStation®3GT Academy – the competition

 

Playstation GT Academy is an innovative platform that offers aspiring racers and gaming enthusiasts to register, compete and potentially win a place in the coveted driver discovery and development programme.

 

Entered by racing on the Gran Turismo®6* video game, exclusive to PlayStation®3, GT Academy is a ‘virtual to reality’ programme that will test the racing acumen of enthusiasts through a time-trial competition on PlayStation GT6 racing simulators. The time-trials should be considered as qualifying rounds and will be hosted as ‘Live Events’ at shopping malls in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.

 

Playstation GT Academy will conduct its qualifying rounds in Bengaluru and Chennai, on completion of the Hyderabad round that begins tomorrow.

 

At a later stage, an online qualifying round will be hosted on the Sony Entertainment Network Account (SEN) earlier popular as PlayStation Network (PSN). Fourteen quickest lap times from Live Events and another fourteen from Online Qualification rounds – 28 in total – will be eligible to enter the National Final – the first gateway to GT Academy’s coveted International Race Camp.

 

The 28 contestants who enter the National Final will need to go through a two-day intensive physical and mental training examination programme which will filter out only six contestants who will be eligible for the International Race Camp at Silverstone in the United Kingdom.

 

Silverstone International Race Camp and making of the Nismo Athlete

 

Popular among international contestants as the best one week of their lives, the Silverstone Race Camp will include the six shortlisted Indian contestants and pit them against 18 qualified contestants (six each) from other nations that are also new to the programme. Under the supervision of experts from the world of motorsports all international contestants will undergo and endure exhaustive training for mental and physical strength. Their driving skills will be tested and honed on the Formula One Silverstone motor racing circuit in Nismo-tuned Nissan 370Zs and GT-Rs. Playstation GT Academy’s Silverstone Race Camp will eliminate all but one overall winner, one from any one of the competing nations, who will then move on to the Driver Development Programme and learn all the skills necessary to compete in an international ‘graduation race’.

 

Ordinary people across the world, with an aspiration to pursue a career in motor racing have found the opportunity of their lifetime in the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy driver discovery and development programme.

 

The international award-winning Nissan PlayStation GT Academy is in its sixth year and has been hugely popular and successful in Europe, Russia, the USA, the Middle East and South Africa. Today’s launch signifies India’s inclusion in the newly-created international league.

 

SPOT REGISTRATION AT GT ACADEMY LIVE EVENTS

 

  • May 15-18, 2014: Mantri Mall, Bengaluru
  • June 5-8, 2014: Express Avenue Mall, Royapettah, Chennai

 

TO PRE-REGISTER

 

  1. Visit www.nissan.in(Click on the link and go to INNOVATION menu to find information about GT Academy)
  2.  Visit www.facebook.com/nissanindia(Click on GT ACADEMY INDIA)
  3.  SMS ‘GamerToPro <SPACE> <CITY> to 92 23 30 68 00 to pre-register for participation in Bengaluru and/or Chennai 

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NISSAN PLAYSTATION GT ACADEMY COMING TO BANGALORE TO FIND MOTOR RACING TALENT

                                                                                                                         

 

BANGALORE, May 16, 2014 – Nissan PlayStation GT Academy has opened qualifying rounds in Bangalore starting, May 15th to May 18th in the atrium of Mantri Mall located in Malleshwaram. Bangalore is one of the five cities chosen by Nissan in their nationwide hunt to find India’s motor racing talent.

 

Playstation GT Academy, the award-winning driver discovery and development program sequentially completed its qualifying rounds at the 2014 Auto Expo, Delhi (NCR), Mumbai and Hyderabad in February, March and April 2014 respectively. The ‘virtual’ competition on simulators will be open for participation at Mantri mall from 11.00 AM to 8.30 PM from May 15th to May 18th, 2014.

 

Already popular in other countries as the gateway to motorsports, Nissan PlayStation GT Academy extends exactly the same platform to aspiring racers in India. Entrants will have to first race on simulators and if they prove to be quick enough, can go through to the National Final.

 

With the launch of Playstation GT Academy, Nissan, one of India’s youngest global automobile brands, will have the opportunity to connect even more closely with the Indian audience. The 2014 Auto Expo, Delhi (NCR), Mumbai and Hyderabad put together, close to 3000 people have already participated. The quickest lap time so far – 1:59:357 – has been clocked by a Mumbai participant. However, aspiring racers from Bangalore will have their chance to clock their quickest lap times between May 15th and 18th, 2014.

 

Mr. Kenichiro Yomura, President Nissan India operations, “We’re delighted to launch Playstation GT Academy in India; bringing the programme here reinforces our commitment to growing the Nissan brand and developing relationships with both existing and potential customers. GT Academy really proves that Nissan stands for innovation and excitement for everyone.”

 

Mr. Atindriya Bose, Country Head, PlayStation India added, “The partnership with Nissan allows us to offer a combination of the virtual and real life experience of racing one’s dream car on one of the world’s most coveted circuits. The programme will test the racing acumen of enthusiasts on PlayStation GT6 racing simulators that focus on a high-end simulated driving experience. At Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad, we have already witnessed a furor of excitement amongst gamers and racers and I’m sure in Bengaluru, it’s going to go to the next level. We expect this to be a tough challenge.”

 

 

 

 

 

Nissan PlayStation®3GT Academy – the competition

 

GT Academy is an innovative platform that offers aspiring racers and gaming enthusiasts to register, compete and potentially win a place in the coveted driver discovery and development programme.

 

Entered by racing on the Gran Turismo®6* video game, exclusive to PlayStation®3, GT Academy is a ‘virtual to reality’ programme that will test the racing acumen of enthusiasts through a time-trial competition on PlayStation GT6 racing simulators. The time-trials should be considered as qualifying rounds and will be hosted as ‘Live Events’ at shopping malls in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.

 

GT Academy will conduct its qualifying rounds in Bengaluru and Chennai, on completion of the Hyderabad round that begins tomorrow.

 

At a later stage, an online qualifying round will be hosted on the Sony Entertainment Network Account (SEN) earlier popular as PlayStation Network (PSN). Fourteen quickest lap times from Live Events and another fourteen from Online Qualification rounds – 28 in total – will be eligible to enter the National Final – the first gateway to GT Academy’s coveted International Race Camp.

 

The 28 contestants who enter the National Final will need to go through a two-day intensive physical and mental training examination programme which will filter out only six contestants who will be eligible for the International Race Camp at Silverstone in the United Kingdom.

 

Silverstone International Race Camp and making of the Nismo Athlete

 

Popular among international contestants as the best one week of their lives, the Silverstone Race Camp will include the six shortlisted Indian contestants and pit them against 18 qualified contestants (six each) from other nations that are also new to the programme. Under the supervision of experts from the world of motorsports all international contestants will undergo and endure exhaustive training for mental and physical strength. Their driving skills will be tested and honed on the Formula One Silverstone motor racing circuit in Nismo-tuned Nissan 370Zs and GT-Rs. GT Academy’s Silverstone Race Camp will eliminate all but one overall winner, one from any one of the competing nations, who will then move on to the Driver Development Programme and learn all the skills necessary to compete in an international ‘graduation race’.

 

Ordinary people across the world, with an aspiration to pursue a career in motor racing have found the opportunity of their lifetime in the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy driver discovery and development programme.

 

The international award-winning Nissan PlayStation GT Academy is in its sixth year and has been hugely popular and successful in Europe, Russia, the USA, the Middle East and South Africa. Today’s launch signifies India’s inclusion in the newly-created international league.

 

SPOT REGISTRATION AT GT ACADEMY LIVE EVENTS

 

  • May 15-18, 2014: Mantri Mall, Bengaluru
  • June 5-8, 2014: Express Avenue Mall, Royapettah, Chennai

 

TO PRE-REGISTER

 

  1. Visit www.nissan.in(Click on the link and go to INNOVATION menu to find information about GT Academy)

 

  1. Visit www.facebook.com/nissanindia(Click on GT ACADEMY INDIA)

 

  1. SMS ‘GamerToPro <SPACE> <CITY> to 92 23 30 68 00 to pre-register for participation in Bengaluru and/or Chennai

 

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*Gran Turismo®6 is being used as the first qualifier in Nissan PlayStation®3GT Academy because the game focuses on a high-end simulated driving experience. The technology used in the game is the closest a user will get to driving a real Nissan car.

 

About Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd.

 

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL) is a 100% subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Japan. The company was incorporated in 2005 and offers innovative and exciting products across hatchback, MUV, SUV and sedan segments in India. Nissan together with its global alliance partner Renault set up a manufacturing plant and a Research & Development Centre near Chennai. Nissan in India has a portfolio of two brands, Nissan and Datsun. NMIPL registered sales of 38,217 units in FY 2013. For more information, visit www.nissan.in.

 

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