The first season of Nissan GT Academy has completed and Nissan and Sony have announced that they have teamed up to bring a second season of Nissan GT Academy competition to the US. The Nissan GT Academy is a competition that takes participants who win online races in a Grand Turismo special series and pits them against each other for the chance to drive a real Nissan racecar.
The second season of GT Academy will begin airing on November 1 on Spike TV. The first of the six episodes will air on Thursday, November 1 11:30 PM Eastern 10:30 PM central. The remaining five episodes of the series will air the same time each Thursday night.
People who want watch that don’t get Spike TV on cable or satellite services will be able to watch each episode via the Nissan YouTube channel the following Monday after the episodes air on Spike TV. Episodes will also air on MTV 2 a week after the original airdate on Spike TV. Like the original series, there’ll be an online competition to find the top online racers.
Those online racers will then be whittled down to the fastest 16 that will be invited to the Silverstone Racing complex in England for mental and physical challenges in addition to track driving in a variety of vehicles. So far, drivers from GT Academy have done very well in real life racing with the first season winner, Lucas Ordonez, winning the P2 Class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.