GT Academy USA Round 1 Complete, 512 Drivers Progress

January 24th, 2011 by Jordan Greer

After more than a month of grinding away at Tsukuba, Rome Reverse, and Cape Ring, the top regional drivers in GT Academy USA have finally crossed the finish line – see here for all of the official results. I’d like to congratulate all GTPlanet readers and members who made the cut, and a special thanks to everyone using their GTP_ “tagged” PSN accounts which can be found throughout the leaderboards (nice work, GTP_potatochip for being the highest-placed tagged driver).

A quick member profile survey shows that 17 of the top 25 nationally ranked players are registered GTPlanet users – a great accomplishment for our community that, hopefully, will ensure we have plenty of representation at the national finals and Silverstone. Head on over to our GT Academy 2011 forum for more discussion. Congratulations, once again, to everyone moving forward in the competition!

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  1. Jan. 24, 5:20pm

    Oh man, I thought they were taking the top 32 from each region so I didn’t even bother beyond getting a lap down to get credit for competing (in hopes of getting some bonus content.) I could have made it to round 2 if I tried! lol

  2. Jan. 24, 3:43pm

    Congrats to Dr_#wide_Skills and Conman_Skills!!!!! Good luck in round 2!!!!!!

  3. Jan. 24, 2:04pm

    I did it a few times then realized i wasnt 1337 enough.
    Now, im just wondering what Digital Content the partisapants get is?

    (Most likely a non-dynamic theme and the 350z Academy)

    • Jan. 24, 2:18pm

      if you made it past round 1 you get a free copy of GT PSP.

  4. Jan. 24, 1:47pm

    Great job for the GTP guys, saw quite alot of familiar names. Can’t seem to see all 512 drivers though.

    • Jan. 24, 6:36pm

      The top 128 drivers from each of the four regions made the cut, for a total of 512. Though you can’t see them all listed on one page, you can view each regional leaderboard individually.

  5. Jan. 24, 1:39pm

    Congratulations, guys and / or gals.

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  7. Jan. 24, 12:11pm

    Sweet lord, is that car available in-game?

    • Jan. 24, 1:41pm

      Yes the car is in the game. You can only get the car by receiving a car ticket. Either by driving a track 100 time or driving a track over 2000k. Though the tickets are still random.

  8. Jan. 24, 12:10pm

    Didn’t they say that everyone who competed would get some free DLC or something like that, just for trying?

  9. Jan. 24, 12:01pm

    #250 on the nose, lol. Once I saw the top guys start to cheat to get faster I stopped trying. Great to see so many GTP’ers on there! GL in round 2, I hope it’s better than Round 1 :s


    • Jan. 24, 12:05pm

      How is it possible to cheat?

    • Jan. 24, 1:50pm

      I think you can, it thats similar to Seasonal Events, lol look at drift events, all top 100 places are Buick Special.. lol WTF that is drift or what? :D In drift you should be able to drive any good drift car and do good points not just one.. same for Time Trial..

  10. Jan. 24, 10:58am

    I am #117 in the West, I start school next week …gonna have to squeeze in as much time as I can for Rd 2.

    Good Luck to everyone!!

  11. Jan. 24, 10:50am

    Congrats to everyone who made the cut, good to see the GTP tag in abundance in the top 25…makes me feel proud to be part of such a great community, well done guys!

  12. Jan. 24, 10:34am

    Congrats to all who advanced. I didn’t put any time into this.

    • Jan. 24, 11:26pm

      Same here, college got in the way :/

  13. Jan. 24, 9:38am

    I feel like crap :( i got 144th in my region.
    I should of gave it my all, only .4 off to of made it to top 128

  14. Jan. 24, 9:33am

    ‘521’ … it would be the model number of a Ferrari :P

    • Jan. 24, 9:33am


  15. Jan. 24, 8:56am

    Rock on GTP!

  16. Jan. 24, 8:21am

    Good luck to everyone who moved on.

  17. Jan. 24, 7:53am


  18. Jan. 24, 7:16am
    Any Girls Competing?

    Looking forward to how this pans out. I hope Sony and Polyphony Digital have got their act together for the remainder of the virtual part of the Academy with regard to track choices and in-game-penalty-systems.

  19. Jan. 24, 6:32am

    Америке как всегда все достается

    • Jan. 24, 7:18am
      Email Sony Comput…

      …ter Entertainment Europe to include Russia for the next GT Academy ;)

    • Jan. 24, 1:47pm

      lol.. I cant even register my country (Latvia) and drive GT online with my flag, but no You cant create proper gaming for all Europe! thanks Sony! Anyway congrats to all GTP users who made it, and all others :))

  20. Jan. 24, 5:54am

    Congrats to those who qualified, and to all those who took part and gave it 100%. :tup:

  21. Jan. 24, 5:28am

    Nice one… but where are the team VVV drivers?

  22. Jan. 24, 4:31am

    I was under the impression the top rankings were a bit closer time-wise than what it is there now, interesting.

  23. Jan. 24, 4:05am

    that’s GREAT!

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  25. Jan. 24, 3:17am

    Good job drivers

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    • Jan. 24, 6:52pm

      Yeah.. Congrats to the drifters who move on.
      Whoever wins this will be one hell of a Drifting race driver.

      When are they going to have a competition for drivers?

    • Jan. 25, 10:51am

      Congrats GTPlanet on 10 years online =D

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