GT Academy's First Winner, Lucas Ordonez, Parts Company With Nissan

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. Calmlity

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    I am sure he will still play Gran Turismo as practice even though he is in other team.
     
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  3. George Jakob

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    Oh great all the decent drivers "we" had are leaving... I wish lucas the best for the future of course :tup:
     
  4. DJShadesUK

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    Leaving what? What has Lucas leaving Nissan got to do with his association with PD or playing GT? I met Lucas in Vegas; he wasn't representing Nissan at that event, should he not have been there?
     
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    Lucas has been an inspiration to me (and i'm sure many others) ever since his success with GT academy. He's shown that even us armchair racing plebs have a shot at the real deal if we work hard enough. He's not only a talented racer, but an awesome guy in general and I'm very much looking forward to seeing where his journey takes him next.
     
  6. George Jakob

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    You misunderstood me i meant all decent drivers Nissan has for its GT racing programs are leaving.
     
  7. Auditore

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    I'm sure the new ones will be good and still mantain the partnership with PD,it will lack that special feel of seeing a GT gamer turned racing driver but who knows maybe GT Academy comes back in the future.
     
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  8. George Jakob

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    I hope you are right it seems that Nissan dosen't try with the new GT-R GT3 imo.
     
  9. FoRiZon

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    The Nissan CEO, Charles Ghosn, has been arrested for corruption.

    He has stepped down since early 2017, a timeline which coincidentally is when the GT Academy Program starts to decline with many drivers leaving. I think PD smells this and starts a new venture for ESports with FIA announced back in late 2014.

    99% a nissan problem and I could tell PD cant starts a new GT Academy program with new manufacturer because of the contracts they've signed on.
     
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  10. Auditore

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    Small correction,the FIA partnership was announced in 2014
     
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  11. FoRiZon

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    I see. Post corrected. Thanks btw.
     
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