Friday, June 5, 2015


Are you ready to be the ultimate race car driver of Nissan Philippines, the search is on for the new Filipino race car driver who will compete international and be the first race car driver who will represent our country.

I was totally excited for this event, because this my very first time to go inside and see the facilities of this club and also to meet different media personalities. The venue of the NISSAN Philippines, Inc. GT Academy Media Cup was happened at Valkyrie Club, this high class night club in the City turn its dance floor into a racing pod powered by PlayStation. This was a great opportunity to all the media personnel and special guest who attended the event to participated and experienced this virtual track to know if they have the skills to be the next race car heartthrob of the track or road. hehehe :)


Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) revs up its search for the first-ever Filipino race car driver wholl take it to a podium finish at Silverstone as the first Nissan GT Academy Philippines draws closer to its National Finals this upcoming July.

Ever since they launched the program last March 25, we at Nissan are overwhelmed  to see how the Filipino GT players rose to our call, and answered the challenge of making good time on the virtual track in their quest to become real race car driver, Antonio Zara, NPI President and Managing Director, said. This can be seen in the number of players whove signed up in all of our Live Events, with nearly 20,000 trials made in the 13 Live events weve held to date, he added.

As of this writing, there has been 20 excellent players who have led the charge in the leaderboards.  However, they are advised not to rest on their laurels, as NPI holds the succeeding Live Events scheduled in June which includes a provincial run as it expands its search for potential talents in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Antonio Zara also confirmed Marlon Stockinger, a young Filipino race car driver who has raced for Status Grand Prix, as the mentor and guest-judge of the Filipino finalists. Following the footsteps of Marlon, we are very hopeful that a Filipino will emerge as the next international motorsports sensation, Zara said.  

The Nissan GT Academy Philippines will be holding the National Finals for the top 20 finalists from the Live Events in July. The top finalists are expected to hurdle a series of challenges  that will tax their driving skills, mental and physical agility as well as tactical ability, in order to qualify for the Race Camp Week in Silverstone, UK this August

Reading the profile of this guys is amazing and very inspiring. Different stories, all of them push their self to be the best, lots of dedication and motivation to stay on top. Saludo ako sa kanila astig!, I wish the best, at tuloy na  inspired nadin ako mag try pumasok sa GT Academy kung may pagkakataon.

Terence Lallave currently in the rank 1 with the best time of 1.02.330. This former BPO worker focus full-time on improving his game time in the Nissan GT Academy. " I considered this a one-time shot to showcase what I can do", he said. A playstation fan ever  since it came out, he considers Gran Turismo to be the closest thing to real racing. "If you want to experience what racing is all about, I recommend GT" he said. 
Cameron Jordan Padillo currently in the rank 2 with his best time of  1.02.358. This economics student only started playing seriously last year, because of managing his time properly and determination he was able to balance study and his passion to excel in this game.  
Mr. James Deakin also try this amazing game.

My best Lap 1:12.214 hahaha pwede na sumabak. LOL!

DJ is in the house to entertain us in the event while waiting our turn.

So girls or guys if you think you have the potential to be the first ever GT car racer, here is the following schedule of the Live Events for June:

·    SM BF Paranaque and Robinsons Bacolod – June 5-7
·    Centrio Mall, CDO – June 5-6
·    SM Cebu – June 11-17
·    SM Masinag – June 12-14
·    SM Sta. Rosa – June 18-24
·    SM Manila– June 19-21
·    Glorietta 2 Activity Center – June 26-28
·    High Street, BGC – June 27
   For more details on the Nissan GT Academy, go to  NPIs Facebook page at    

About Nissan Philippines, Inc.

Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) is the sole national sales company of Nissan in the Philippines which started its operations in 2014. NPI is responsible for strengthening brand, marketing and sales strategy, and dealer operations in the Filipino market.

Nissan ranked the highest in customer satisfaction with after-sales service among new vehicle owners according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2014 Philippines Customer Service Index (CSI) Study.

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