GT Academy officially returns to Europe today, with a new, custom “Eifel” track specially designed for the competition by Kazunori Yamauchi himself. Participants will be piloting a Nissan 370Z around the new course, featuring sweeping, high-speed corners with plenty of helpful camber (check out the video above for a complete lap).
To participate, you’ll need to be over the age of 18 and a resident in one of these countries, then get yourself registered on the official site. The top 20 drivers as of April 17th in each region will move forward to their respective national finals. Even if you don’t make the cut, you’ll still receive this special-edition GT-R in GT5 as a gift for taking part. This year’s Academy also introduces a new “mini leagues” feature which enables you to easily compare your top laps with those of your friends.
GTPlanet’s new dedicated GT Academy (EU) 2011 Forum is already starting to heat up, so be sure to drop in join the discussion with your fellow competitors. Good luck, everyone!