It's Been Ten Years Since Lucas Ordonez Won The Very First GT Academy

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. dazdilly75

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    When they started GT academy it made me wish I was just a little bit younger. Credit to the programme! It started the ball rolling of taking gamers seriously in the genre as potential real world racers.
     
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    Absolutely!!! This sure beats a family mortgaging everything they own to keep a talented youngster in a competitive car. In the USA the stepping stone from karts to a professional driving career is very blurry, the most important ingrediant is a wheelbarrow full of money regardless of talent. That's not how it should be.
     
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    Unfortunely racing is way too expensive,i imagine this also doesn't help at making motorsport more popular,if people had easier access to it i bet motorsport would be way more popular especially in gaming(racing is almost like a niche thing in videogames nowadays)
     
  5. RHODRIEWILLIAMS

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    Not many family houses are worth enough to mortgage for F3 let alone F2 or Indy lights :cheers:

    What Darren Cox did was insane not just for the winners but every one who had a chance to compete in the time trial
     
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    Guys thanks a lot for your support, without you this last 10 years would not be possible!
     
  7. Schmiggz

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    I always loved Lucas Ordonez, his smooth and intelligent driving and for a few years now I really see Lucas way too big for the never competitive Nissan GT-R GT3.
    I wonder how long is Lucas "attached" to Nissan because I would really love to see Lucas in a better team, in a better car doing a full season at blancpain or Adac or, like some top drivers, both.
    Go Lucas. We love you.
     
  8. RHODRIEWILLIAMS

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    Enjoy Living the dream Lucas you've done great for GT and Nissan
     
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    Do you like GT Sport
     
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    Respect for milestone, Lucas!
     
  11. azrilnazli

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    If lucas could hire a personal broadcast team and livestream his race onboard on youtube..that will be a huge milestone.

    Google : Live U Solo
     
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    Living the dream my friend. I hope more success comes to you as always GT Fans will always support you.
     
  13. desmodan

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    Felt too old when this started.
    How do I feel now ?
     
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    I had a magazine with him in it. The pic was of the in-car view from the GT-R, looking out onto the entrance to the bank at Daytona. Thinking: Why couldn't this be around when I was younger?
     
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    I know, right? Not sure how old you are but I can tell you the video game of my youth could have prepared me to be a professional at Pong???? whatever that may be IRL.
     
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    I'm 47. We were one of the first families on the block, to get Atari 2600. My Mom ordered it from the Sear's catalog. :)
     
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