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2012 Gran Turismo Academy gives everyone chance to be Pro Race Car Driver [Video]

Have you every watched races on TV and thought, "Hey that doesn't look so hard, I can do that!" Now is your chance to prove it as the 2012 PlayStation Gran Turismo Academy has gone live, giving you a chance to from virtual to real racing!

For those that are not familiar with the Gran Turismo Academy, it is a competition that gives potential race car driving hopefuls a chance to go from driving in video games to potentially a real career as a race car driver. The competition is sponsored and put on by Sony and Nissan, and played via PlayStation's Gran Turismo racing game online.

This means the Gran Turismo Academy puts the ultimate racing prize at stake, an intensive Driver Development training program that has helped turn previous winners into professional and successful racing drivers with Nissan. Earlier this year several GT Academy winners secured a podium finish at the 24 Hours of Dubai and one raced against legendary motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi.

No surprise there is expected to be a huge entry list for this year's competition!

To participate in the Gran Turismo Academy all competitors need is access to a PS3 that can connect to the internet. Also they must registered with the PlayStation Network. Then you need to download the free and brand-new GT Academy qualification challenges, which are of course themed around the hugely popular Gran Turismo racing games.

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