Near 830.000 people across Europe have signed up for the fourth edition of the innovative competition "from player to pilot" Nissan and PlayStation ® this year, and only the best 36 still in the competition. Over the next few days should prove to the team of experts who have gathered in Silverstone they have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of the winners of the GT Academy, now racing drivers of Nissan, Lucas Ordoñez, Jordan Tresson and Jann Mardenborough.
The 36 participants will be divided into six groups, territories, and have been grouped as follows: France (6 candidates), Italy (6), United Kingdom (5) and Ireland (1), Spain (3) and Portugal (3 ), Belgium (3) and the Netherlands (3) and Austria (2), Switzerland (2) and Poland (2).
The 36 must go through a strenuous program of challenges both on and off piste, which will assess its potential to make the leap from the Gran Turismo PlayStation ® 5 the powerful Nissan sports cars like the GT or 370Z -R. To help the experienced team of instructors Silverstone will be undertaken with mentors such as Formula One drivers 1 Johnny Herbert (UK), René Arnoux (France), Vitantonio Liuzzi (Italy), Sebastien Buemi (Switzerland) and Dani Clos (Spain) , also racing drivers Bas Leinders (Belgium), Rob Barff (UK), Franck Mailleux (France) and the GT Academy graduates: Lucas Ordenez (Spain), Jordan Tresson (France) and Jann Mardenboroug (United Kingdom) , besides the pilot cars Tim Coronel (Netherlands).
Since the first race of the Formula One World Championship 1 1950 be held at Silverstone has become the vibrant and modern headquarters of the British motor, with first class facilities. It is the perfect place for Race Camp. The week program is secret, but includes training for racing at the highest level with several Nissan vehicles, combined with challenges on and off the track, that will test their potential, skills, determination, fitness, mental strength and speed.
During the week participants will be phased out until the final two days of the Race Camp (Fridays and Saturdays 24 25 August), there will be one member in each team. The final curiously coincides with the race at Silverstone World Endurance Championship (WEC), in which the champions of GT Academy, Lucas Ordoñez and Jordan Tresson compete with individual prototypes LMP2 teams in Nissan, Greaves Motorsport and Signatech respectively.
The winner of the European GT Academy Race Camp shortly after clinching victory at Silverstone return to plunge into the lush Driver Development program. Also be prepared to get a license for international careers in record time, the DDP will prepare the winner with the rigor required participation in the hard and prestigious event of 24 Hours of Dubai in January 2014, where the winner will drive Nissan 370Z GT4. The European winner in Dubai will join the winners of the Race Camp Germany, Russia and the United States.