2016 GT Academy (Details and News)

Discussion in 'GT Academy' started by Warbeast101, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Hugoafj

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    Gtr 17 and the new tokyo track from gts
     
  2. Galaxander96

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    Well, I was disappointed to find out that GT Academy will not be in the US this year, what a shame. :( However, they said that there's discussion for plans in 2017, so I'm looking forward to that at least. I found that out when someone in the comment section of one of GT Academy's facebook posts asked about it's holding in the US, GT Academy replied to that comment saying that it will not, but 2017 plans are being discussed.

    On the bright side, though, is that this will give me more time to work on my physical fitness and driving prior to the time when it does come around.
     
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  3. Warbeast101

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    and what were the best times?

    That's really cool man good luck :)
     
  4. Hugoafj

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    1.17.1xx
    But there is no way to test that track at home isn't?

    I actually want to test the track at home if possible
     
  5. Warbeast101

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    yeah there is no way you can do that. how many days do you guys have left?
     
  6. hoppps_v2

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    Just in case anyone wanted confirmation about the US Finals not happening, here it is in all of its disappointing glory.


    I had a feeling this would happen. The US competitors haven't been as strong as the others the past couple years, and with them scaling back their North American racing teams, it was bound to not happen this year.

    Best of Luck to everyone else out there that is able to compete!
     

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  7. sems4arsenal

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    Oh wow, that's weird. Disagree about the competitors though, Last year's team America were the best with Australia, Ryan If I recall his name correctly was unlucky with the last race with brake failure.

    Either way GTacademy from what I've seen last year seems to be dying, There is only so much seats they can fill, they're probably still running it in places as mostly a marketing exercise (that's how it's run here anyway).
     
  8. AmelBenny

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    Is it possible for foreigners to participate?
     
  9. farouk

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    @Warbeast101 @sems4arsenal gta started in egypt, did u try gts, if yes whats your thoughts about the game and your times pls
    Cheers
     
  10. sems4arsenal

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    @farouk Not yet, and I won't for a while, they started in the summer vacation areas here rather than places in Cairo. Not worth the drive for me.
     
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    Where are u from man? And where do u live right now?
    We'll let u know when we give her a go this thursday. How are things on your end and what are the times?
     
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  12. AmelBenny

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    I live in India.
     
  13. Warbeast101

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    I dont think it will be possible man, u can only participate if u have a dual nationality in one of the participating countries
     
  14. Louie_Schumii

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    Nissan is low on money after their LMP1 flop (and Renault's re-entry to F1). Anyone know how much a typical LMP1 factory challenge costs the manufacturer?
     
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  15. Warbeast101

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    oh hey @Louie_Schumii any ideas what the fastest times in the Philippines are so far?
    @te? same question to you bro
     
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  16. te?

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    image.jpeg Heres the leaderboard here. So far things havent changed in any way.

    Track is the tokyo expressway using the GTR 2017 on racing softs.
     
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  17. Warbeast101

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    interesting, they're making us use sports soft not racing soft, any ideas what it's like the Thailand and Malaysia?
     
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  18. queleuleu

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    They kill GT Academy softly. Smart way to avoid bad buzz.
     
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  19. Galaxander96

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    Actually, Louie Schumii is right. Running at top level motorsport as a manufacturer isn't cheap. Because of that, they had not enjoyed the success in the WEC that the other teams have had, it's no surprise that they withdrew from the LMP1 category in the WEC. It has to do with expenses, really.
     
  20. kevncm

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    Hi guys, I'm Kevin from Malaysia and I'm new here :) nice to meet you all. I stumbled onto this forum while searching about GT Academy in Google. Just a quick question, I read a news somewhere that GT Academy is planned for Malaysia in 2015. But now it's already halfway into 2016 and I still hear no news about it in my country here. Any of you guys have info about this?
     
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  21. Hugoafj

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    in Mexico we are using sport soft also, what is the best time in your country?
     
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  22. farouk

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    So How did u find gts, the car/track used and the times please
     
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    1'19 I think

    Will go try it out, what's the best time in Mexico so I can aim for that?
     
  24. Hugoafj

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    here is 1.16.994
     
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    Thanks mate, when I get around to going will post my time.
     
  26. Hugoafj

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    good luck man, 1,17.xxx is already very hard with sport soft
     
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  27. Warbeast101

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    First Cairo weekend is thursday and only two pro drivers managed to lock in times: 1:20 and 1:19 i will let you know how it went when i get there

    What about you guys how's it looking over there?
     
  28. zakarikacm

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    For us, didn't start yet. They said from 28 July to 3 August. Any idea about the car configuration, circuit, any similarities with previous cars in gt6?how many lap you have ?
     
  29. sems4arsenal

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    My time won't count anyway, will just use it as a benchmark for the guys.
     
  30. hoppps_v2

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    This is what I meant when I said the American winners were underwhelming. I'm 100% behind our winners, I've met some of them before and they're nice, but they just haven't had any luck in the states producing great results. Bryan has produced some good results, hence why his seat wasn't up for grabs at the beginning of this year. Motorsports is about money. If you can't produce results, you cant bring in the money. If you can't bring in money, there's nothing to fuel your career.