Heads up petrol heads! GT Academy 2013 returns to TV screens tonight on ITV4, with three high-octane episodes airing weekly at 8:00pm GMT.
ITV4 follows six of the UK’s fastest Gran Turismo gamers as they battle it out for the chance to win a once in a lifetime prize; a motor racing scholarship with a professional racing team.
Previous winners have won podium places at some of the biggest racing events on the planet and the first ever British GT Academy winner, Jann Mardenborough, is now racing in the providing ground for F1 – Formula 3.
This year’s qualifying took place via an exclusive Gran Turismo 6 demo, to give fans a taste of what to expect when the game launches on 6th December. Over 765,000 gamers across 16 European countries entered, but only one gamer can win the ultimate prize.
Formula 1 and Le Mans 24 Hours winner Johnny Herbert returned this year as the Head International Judge, supported by BTCC driver Paul O’Neill and British female karting champion Tiff Chittenden, and between them they had the painstaking decision of selecting the overall winner.
This year’s champion will embark on an intensive driver development programme in preparation for an intensive racing season with Nissan in a GT3 Championship in 2014.
Each episode of GT Academy will be repeated on Saturdays (30th November at 5.00pm, 7th December at 5.30pm and 14th December at 5.00pm) and will also be available to watch on demand through ITV Player, just incase you can’t tune in tonight.