Nissan Philippines Inc (NPI) recently launched the second season of the GT Academy in the Philippines at the Main Atrium of SM Mall of Asia.Â
â€œWe had a very successful start last year when the Philippine team competed against other racers in GTA Asia at Silverstone UK, and we bested them by producing the first-ever Filipino GT Academy Asia champion,â€ said Ramesh Narasimhan, NPI President and Managing Director.Â â€œWe hope that this year, we can call on more Filipino talents to enter the competition and make the country the breeding ground for outstanding racing drivers.â€Â
Joining Narasimhan in the opening ceremony was 2008 GT Academy winner Lucas OrdoÃ±ez.Â He recounted, â€œBack then, I was just studying for my MBA. When I saw an ad for a new competition called â€˜GT Academyâ€™, I knew I had to join and take this shot to be the racing driver I dreamed to be. Now, here I am racing on every possible tournament. It felt great to have taken that move. I hope Filipinos will grab this opportunity too.â€Â OrdoÃ±ez completed a podium finish in the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours.Â
The Nissan GT Academy is slated to run its recruitment session nationwide, with the following scheduled Live Events and their venues: July 8 – 10 atÂ the Mass area of SM The Block, and at the Activity Center of Centrio Mall in Cagayan;Â July 14 – 20 at the GL Concourse of SM Southmall;Â July 17 – 23Â at Activity Center of SM Bacolod;Â July 19 – 25 at the Atrium of SM Ecoland Davao; July 28 – August 3 at SM Sta. Rosa; and August 12 – 14 at the Atrium of SM Pampanga.Â
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