GT Academy 2012 USA to Air on Spike TV November 1st

September 10th, 2012 by Famine

With the 2012 GT Academy Race Camps over, Spike TV has announced the schedule for the accompanying reality TV show that will ultimately reveal the identity of the second US winner.

400,000 gamers entered the GT Academy contest from the US region, with the top 32 (joined by the Racer X wildcard winner) advancing to the national final in San Diego in July – hosted by GTPlanet’s owner Jordan. The top 16 gamers were flown out to the secretive Silverstone Race Camp in August to face a week of physical and mental challenges along with instruction and assessment on their real-world driving ability.

The Spike TV show serialises the Race Camp event, featuring interviews with the competitors and judges as the selection process to find the USA’s top gamer-to-racer to join Bryan Heitkotter progresses.

The as-yet unknown winner will be put through an intensive driver training program this autumn, ahead of their ultimate prize of a driving seat in a four-man RJN Motorsport Nissan at the Dubai 24 hours in January 2013.

There they’ll be joined by the three other 2012 GT Academy winners – including EU region winner Wolfgang Reip – on their first step to a career in racing, following in the tyre tracks of Bryan, BRDC Rising Star Jann Mardenborough and international sportscar champions Lucas Ordoñez and Jordan Tresson.

“Nissan GT Academy 2012″ premieres for US viewers on Spike on November 1st. Further episode scheduling can be found on their website nearer the air date.

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  1. Prodriver13

    Well, I don’t get the SPEED channel because my cable provider are run by idiots and don’t know how to sort channels per tier, so thank you for being on Spike!

  2. BlacqueJacques

    Spike TV, the 1001 ways to die channel?

    SPEED Channel missed a shift on this one; I guess there are more episodes of pass time and dumbest stuff on wheels to air!

  3. 5k1Nn3r

    Is it going to be on the psn again?

  4. GRAFX21

    Why NOT Speed Channel? Quire more relevant yeah? lol

  5. NABeast

    This is great news… Now give me a good update and some DLC or GT6! I think us fans are more into gran than Kaz is.

    Fanboy says what?

  6. lxl ICEMAN 1894

    Dvr will be set for this!

  7. I’m gonna be watching this one. And for those of you complaining about DLCs and updates for GT5, can’t you just move on to a different game?

  8. Is that Boris Said?

  9. trevor24

    I’ve said this before on playstation blog so i hope for a stealth car at the end

  10. e30 freek

    Im getting bored of granturismo! i need a new update ARGHHH!!

  11. GTPorsche

    So, no one had yet to point out that, even though Canadians weren’t eligible, Maryeve is a Canadian…. even though she’s just a judge for this.

  12. GranTurismo916

    Yeees!

  13. tpark103

    Is that Boras Said in that picture?

    • smskeeter23

      Certainly does look like it :-/

    • Pit Crew

      That hair that mustache/goatee combo, Classic Boris IMO. Famine please help with this if you can.

    • The three GT Academy USA judges are Danny Sullivan, Boris Said and Maryeve Dufault. So yes!

    • TomBrady

      Cool. Danny Sullivan was the only judge I liked. I really didn’t like the girl or the bald guy

  14. tpark103

    It’ll be on Spike this year cool looking forward to a good show.

  15. liampage123

    Sick!

  16. Just out of curiosity, does PD get revenue out of the GT Academy program?

    • prestige > revenue in many instances such as this.

  17. Pit Crew

    I’ll tune in for this. Strangely enough I miss GTA TT. (Original DLC Demo)

  18. COLOSAL TOSSLE

    Nice,just as the aussie V8 shannons supercar showdown nears its end,with the winner driving in the Bathurst 1000.

  19. smskeeter23

    Since they cancelled my favorite Nov show storm chasers this will be good backfill.

  20. Spdraycr

    this should be reall cool to see..


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