GT Academy 2012 Wildcard Event at Goodwood Festival of Speed, EU Registration Re-Opens

June 27th, 2012 by Jordan

As was discussed in our forums, registration pages for GT Academy 2012 experienced some technical difficulties last weekend in the final days of the competition. This prevented some participants from completing their registration, which would make them ineligible to move forward in the competition.

To compensate for the issues, Nissan and Sony have temporarily re-opened registration until 16:00 GMT on Thursday, June 28. If you qualified to move forward in your region, be sure to register at eu.gran-turismo.com before the new deadline. This does not seem to apply to competitors in the United States.

If you didn’t qualify, all hope is not lost: three wildcard places in the UK GT Academy 2012 finals are up for grabs at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, held in Chichester, England. According to the event’s Facebook page, competitors will be able to set times Friday through Sunday at Nissan’s stand at the event.

GT Academy is not the only Gran Turismo event to be taking place at the Festival this year, with Red Bull’s Gridsters competition in attendance. Red Bull Gridsters aims to find the fastest, most versatile gamer in the UK and will plunge 16 applicants into high-end racing rigs to compete across F1 2011, Forza Motorsport 4 and Gran Turismo 5 over 2 days. Although entry is already closed, some GTPlanet members will be competing and the racing itself will be overseen by GTPlanet members Venari and homeforsummer, so be sure to head along there and cheer them on.

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  1. Too bad I went down before this was posted. I didn’t even notice the wildcard event was there either. Tucked away behind a GTR. I just noticed it now while editing a pic of the GT Academy GTR GT1.

  2. 16 people from academy time trial, 3 from goodwood, 3 from O2, 3 from cpop, = 25. Is this is it or will there be anymore to make it up to 32 like other countries? anyone?

    • leexr2i

      16 from online
      9 from the O2 (top 3 each day)
      3 from goodwood
      3 from pageant of power
      Thats 31.. Where the other 1 from?

  3. They find the most southern part of of the UK to hold a wildcard event. I hope they do one up north too.

  4. Rumface

    That photo honestly looks like a GranTurismo capture. I guess that’s just how close it can look.

  5. DuskTrooper

    Tee hee, Nissan Leaf.

  6. Bobby-Vegas

    Goodwood Festival

  7. leexr2i

    Seriously guys.. You must give this a go!! You never no, you might just get in!! Good luck!

  8. paskowitz

    A little unfortunate the UK gets 3 wildcard events, while the US gets 1. Given the relative size and population of each country.

    • Deko Wolf-GTPT

      While the rest of world gets…nothing.
      Be thankful of what you already have.

    • BlindZenDriver

      Not as unfortunate as this once again being called an EU registration when it’s only open to a few EU countries.

      Don’t complain 1 wildcard is still a lot more than 0 wildcards AND 0 normal places.

    • Bit unfortunate we, UK, only get top 16 quickest drivers qualify and the rest made up of wildcards where it seems all other countries get top 32 qualify.

    • dalmaximus

      I think it might be down to British racers being the best drivers in the world, that’s why such an emphasis is placed on britains players. FACT :)

  9. Tidgney

    I’ll have a look this weekend, won’t have a go as I’ve already qualified but will be nice to have a pop in if I get a chance as I’m competing in the gridsters comp :P

    • davissi

      Honestly they’ll try anything to get me in ! lol No Jardines I am not doing the GT Academy any more :)
      See you at the Gridsters Martin

    • Tidgney

      Cya there Davissi, I’m a little annoyed with Amazon Forza hasn’t arrived in time!!! So that will be blind lol!

    • dalmaximus

      what’s gridsters?

  10. Ren-Tec

    May have to take a look as im at Goodwood this weekend

  11. ProtegeDrifter

    Good luck :D


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