GT5 Prologue Academy compo begins

Win four months as a real-life racer.

Sony has begun its GT Academy competition for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.

Two winners will be invited to join a four-month, real-life racing training programme before jetting off to Dubai in January to take part in a gruelling 24-hour endurance event.

To stand a chance at winning you need to register your PSN ID on the GT Academy website, and then next time you go online in GT5 Prologue you'll be able to compete in the time trial.

If you're among the 20 fastest in your country around the Eiger Nordwand course in a Nissan Fairlady Z Version S '07, you will go through to a national final.

Only those from UK & Ireland, France, Italy, Germany & Austria, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will get to take part. Bad luck Belgium! (We're doing a frowny face for you.)

Then, the three fastest in the national final will be going to Silverstone to compete in real-life cars and some spooky mental and physical tests. The top two here become the star prize winners.

The initial round of the competition closes on 18th July.

"This is a very exciting day for Gran Turismo," said Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi. "The Gran Turismo story started 10 years ago with the ambition to make a racing game that gives players the ultimate driving simulation experience.

"The GT Academy is the ultimate realisation of this ambition, taking the Gran Turismo experience to the next level," he added.

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