Bryan Heitkotter Interviewed by

January 1st, 2012 by Jordan G.

U.S. GT Academy winner Bryan Heitkotter recently sat down for an in-depth one-on-one video interview with InsideSimRacing‘s Darin Gangi. Bryan discusses his background, what it was really like to come up through the ranks of GT Academy USA, and how he’s making the most out of his time with Nissan in preparations for the 24 Hours of Dubai.

As you may recall, he’ll be joining fellow GT Academy champions Lucas Ordoñez, Jordan Tresson, and Jann Mardenborough in less than two weeks’ time for the endurance race. Stay tuned to GTPlanet for complete coverage of the event, January 12-14!

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  1. Jan. 5, 11:51pm

    Good interview the guy has good driving skills.

  2. Jan. 3, 3:19pm

    Living the dream.

  3. Jan. 3, 8:39am

    what a awesome guy. I am from Australia and I hope this spreads right round the country. He deserved it and he can clearly drive. I wish him all the best in his career and I will follow him all the way. Good luck at Dubai and hopefully we will be seeing you at Le Mans in 2012 or in the years to come. I will be watching! Oh and I added him on PS3, hopefully might get to race with him one day :)

  4. Jan. 2, 3:00pm

    Someone tell me I wasnt the only one that saw r1600turbo at the #4 spot on the gt academy leaderboards.

    • Jan. 3, 1:46pm

      You did. Think it was #5 though. Why?

    • Jan. 3, 7:54pm

      Nah, you must have been 4th. Some other guy was 5th.

    • Jan. 4, 5:08pm

      just saying, you were in an interview for bryan. i’d feel special just for that.

  5. Jan. 2, 8:15am

    He’s really a great guy, too bad the 24h of Dubai isn’t broadcasted anywhere, I’d love to see the whole team of GT Academy drivers racing.

  6. Jan. 2, 12:28am

    Man, this guy is awesome and a insparation to all who lives in the United States! Thanks Brian, now your dreams are being witnessed by everyone in the world with Lucas and Jan in the GT Academy and I give my wishes to you guys in Dubai. Good luck guys, and when GT Academy USA begins again, I can’t wait to be racing with you guys and your team! :)

    • Jan. 2, 3:14am

      He truly did deserve to win. Let’s hope the dream team takes 1st at Dubai, they have the skill to win.

  7. Jan. 1, 11:46pm

    Iracing guy talked a lot about himself :p

  8. Jan. 1, 9:27pm

    Wow 0.0 What a great guy Bryan is. :) He’s so awesome, I even want him to be my hero like the others. :D I hope one day, I’ll be able to push myself to chase my dreams like Bryan did. Bryan, you really rock our friend. ;)

  9. Jan. 1, 8:54pm

    i remember his gt3 gran dorifto video from way back. one of the first to drift in gt. so amazed by his success.

  10. Jan. 1, 8:13pm

    What a totally humble & awesome guy, you sir have given me inspiration to push my times. The set ups he has are the same as so many of us so we know we can do great things too.

    GT Academy: Australia???

  11. Jan. 1, 7:14pm

    Very Lucky guy.. But he did work very hard for it.

  12. Jan. 1, 6:36pm

    It was cool to see his rigs and the top gear inspired bit was a nice touch. Good stuff!

  13. Jan. 1, 5:41pm

    Best of luck in Dubai.

  14. Jan. 1, 5:32pm

    My bad J. Let me comment on the vid and your in-depth article…

    Wow, that sounds like a great experience for Bryan. I hope he does well and represents Nissan and GT Academy. Jordan, thanks for your great article and hope you have a great 2012!

    P.S. We need a drag strip. Thanks, from the drag racing forum.

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