GT Academy 2012 Rounds 5 and 6 Now Available, 50 Million Miles Driven

GT Academy 180 May 27, 2012 by

Two new rounds of time trials have just been unlocked in the free GT Academy 2012 mini-game, just as participants log nearly 50 million miles driven in the simulator. Here’s a closer look at the new challenges:

Round 5 – Nissan Skyline GT-R V・spec II Nür (GT Academy) ’02

  • High-Speed S Curves with Steep Elevation
  • Continuous Hairpin Corners with Steep Elevation
  • Spa-Francorchamps, ‘Pouhon’
  • Suzuka Circuit, ‘Degner Curve’
  • Series of Corners at Dusk, Low Visibility

Round 6 – GT-R Black edition (GT Academy) ’12

  • Nürburgring, ‘Pflanzgarten’
  • Sections with Rapid Elevation Changes
  • Top Gear Test Track, ‘Hammerhead’
  • Downhill S Curve
  • Sarthe at Night, ‘Hunaudieres’

Round 7 and the all-important Round 8 (whose final time-trial challenge will determine which participants move on to their respective national finals) will be available on June 10. Round 8 is also, of course, expected to reveal Polyphony Digital’s latest rendition of the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.

As previously announced, prizes awarded in the GT Academy mini-game will be made available in Gran Turismo 5 on July 4.

For now, visit our GT Academy 2012 Forum for more analysis and discussion with your fellow competitors!

GT5 Photomode image by Des Foley.

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