The Man Behind Nissan's GT Academy And Le Mans Program Is Leaving The Company

Nissan announced this morning that Global Motorsport Head Darren Cox will be leaving the company today. While Cox’s full title is Global Head of Sales, Marketing and Brand, he’s most known by us for his involvement with Nissan’s motorsports programs, including GT Academy and some unique Le Mans cars.
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Le Mans Is Now The Ultimate Test Of Nissan's GT Academy

How effective is the GT Academy, where Nissan picks the best gamers from Gran Turismo to train and turn into real-life racing drivers? We'll see this year at Le Mans. By putting GT Academy grads in their LMP1-class race car, we'll finally see them go head-to-head with some of the best driving talent in the world. »2/13/15 5:55pm2/13/15 5:55pm

Gran Turismo Racers Will Race Better Than The Pros For Third Time

Nissan's GT Academy has undertaken a noble goal since it was first created in 2008. Take some of the best racers in the classic game Gran Turismo, throw their butts in the seats of real race cars, and see what happens. Now the third season of the show is starting up, and it looks like another season of dream-making. »11/10/13 2:11pm11/10/13 2:11pm

Expert Gran Turismo Drivers Can't Race In Real Life Because They're Too Fast

Since it launched in 2008, Nissan's GT Academy has repeatedly done something previously thought to be absurd and unrealistic: It has taken people who are really, really good at Gran Turismo and put them in the seats of actual race cars. Look at Spaniard Lucas Ordoñez, who successfully went from gamer to pro driver… »2/09/13 10:00am2/09/13 10:00am