Yeah this thread was originally the GT Academy Middle East/Africa thread before i.i.r.c. but that topic is for another post. What transpired throughout the whole Asia Academy events last year is important knowledge for those looking to enter GT-A this year. My write-up will more or less address that. The most important thing to keep in mind with the competition (beyond the driving and the fitness) is to not have any preconceptions of what the Academy is. It is a marketing activity for Nissan designed to generate sales for their fleet of cars. They don't give two s**ts if you think the "Gamer-to-Pro-Driver" interpretation of the local Nissan arm doesn't fit with what's been said and reported on in the media as long as you fit within the organization's narrative. Speaking of media. Terence, technically you fired shots first. All I did was connect some dots. If you weren't such a child with your friends at AutoIndustriya, resulting in them publishing a blatantly incomplete and biased account of the 2015 Race Camp last year (screenshot below: note the clear cut omission of one of the top 6 in the attached photo and text) maybe you wouldn't have had to deal with this. The mere fact that AutoIndustriya bent to the whims of a personal dispute between the finalists in favor of one of their sponsored individuals begs to question their legitimacy as a news source you can trust. So yes Terence, you're welcome to not disclose any "official news" about GT Academy because there are plenty of trustworthy local publications happy to take their place.