Belgian gamer wins GT Academy 2012As winner of the European GT Academy 2012, Reip may compete in the 24 Hours of Dubai under the name of Nissan.
A Belgian gamer has written the Gran Turismo Academy 2012 on his name.
Wolfgang Reip, from Brussels, won a professional contract with the team of Nissan at the final race in Silverstone. During the race he was coached by racing veterans Leinders and Tim Coronel.
There were over 830.000 gamers participating in the preliminary rounds, which were held in the PlayStation 3 game: Gran Turismo 5.
The finalists had to attend several various tests and training. After all the hard work one participant from each country was chosen to compete in the final race. 36 finalists remained after surviving all the local finals.The finalists came from Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland.
As winner of the European GT Academy 2012, Reip may compete in the 24 Hours of Dubai under the name of Nissan. His teammates are the winners of the German, Russian and American versions of the GT Academy. Reip can, under the guidance of Nissan, continue to work on a career as a driver after the race in Dubai.
Some winners from previous editions of the GT Academy have already built a nice career, particularly in the World Endurance Championship.
We are looking forward to see Reip in action on the track of Dubai Autodrome.
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