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GT Academy EU to kick off on March 4

Tuesday, 15th February 2011 13:29 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sony’s just announced details of this year’s GT Academy, which will kick off on March 4 in Europe.

The publisher will hold the contest, which has been running since 2009, to find a driver and train them to become a real-life racer using Gran Turismo 5.

A time trial for this year’s event will go live on the Seasonal Events page in GT5 on March 4, and will run until April 17.

The US also has its own GT Academy ongoing, but has recently suffered some problems with cheaters.

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20 Comments

  1. sony_sucks

    Ps3 is for cheaters and pirates

    #1 4 years ago
  2. orakaa

    @1: Yeah… and obviously intelligence wasn’t made for you…
    I am really sorry for your loss ^^

    #2 4 years ago
  3. XDamage

    @1 You are most likely a cheater and a pirate. ;)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    @3, No he’s an inbred disgrace.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. KL

    @1 you’re not up on track.other consoles are already hacked.
    but Sony is in the hot spot these days because of that,good for them in a sense. it’s still advertising and nonetheless free

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Razor

    The patch they release on Friday had better damn well fix the problems the US Academy had, like collision physics and shortcuts.

    Polyphony delivered with the first big update, here’s hoping they deilver with the second one ^_^

    #6 4 years ago
  7. NoxNoctisUmbra

    @1
    Trolling fail!!!!
    U MAD?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. sony_sucks

    No need to even hack console just go pirate bay and get many ps3 game for free lol

    Then find bot and hack and cheat in games haha or get all trophy unlocked

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Bloobat

    @ 1 and 8, U are so damn retarded,I mean ur name just instantly shows that U will NEVER have somthing useful to say…

    #9 4 years ago
  10. robmlufc

    @8 and brick your console? Yeah nice plan, good work there..

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Nozz

    @8 http://tinyurl.com/5reu3ru

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Deacon

    Any Europeans on here going to give this a shot ?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. NeoSquall

    @12 Me, but I need to buy GT5 first.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    @12: I have no delusions of being even close to good enough to compete, and I’m pretty damn good at the game.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Deacon

    @13 – Get going son !

    @14 – Never know unless you try ?!

    I look forward to seeing the event appear in-game. I’m pretty far from average, and I’m excited to see where my skill fits in with the pros !

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Deacon

    “The nations best Call of Duty players, made into marines and sent to Afghanistan.”

    My favourite imaginary headline of the day.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    “Never know unless you try ?!”

    I tried last time. I think I was something like 1,200th out of 80,000 or something like that. You need insane skills (or a combination of good skills and a ton of time) to break the top 100.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Deacon

    Being able to claim that you’re in the top 2% of GT5 players in your region is quite something. I think so anyway.

    I don’t really have the time.. so we’ll see how far skill takes me.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. guapo

    A friend of mine here in the states is now awaiting round 3, they pushed the date back because of all the shortcuts and people trying to “cheat”.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    “Being able to claim that you’re in the top 2% of GT5 players in your region is quite something. I think so anyway.”

    Possibly… I’m normally in the top 1% of gamers on leaderboards, but the difference between the top 1% and the top 0.1% is HUUUUUGE.

    #20 4 years ago

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