Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) has announced six Filipinos are eligible to compete in the Nissan GT Academy Race Camp Sunday at Silverstone, United Kingdom.
Of the 20 finalists who participated in the Nissan GT Academy Season 2 of the National Fi- nals held last September 6 and 7 in Megatent in Pasig and Glorietta Activity Center in Makati, the six participants who emerged as the top finalists are: Jan Millard Lacuna, Elysse T. Menorca, Richard Dean D. Jose, Mervin John Mallen, Kim Jiger A. Chong, and Francisco F. Adriano IV.
In a speech, NPI President and Managing Director Ramesh Narasimhan said, "This is the second year Nissan has been the democratization of the motor by making Nissan GT Academy is more accessible to gamers Philippine national basis. This time, Live Events held in the main cities attracted more than 21,000 trials and even allow women participants should be prepared to the top 20. "
"In the last two days of the competition, Nissan to see how the finalists went through a painstaking task that makes each of them harder, stronger, and more competitive, with each getting more and more ready for the Race Camp Sunday at Silverstone English starting in October, "he added.
Nissan GT Academy National Finals this year consists of four parts of the exam skills spread to two days of competition. On the first day, each contestant passes a strong physical challenge as sergeant jumps, planks, push-ups and a bleep test. This was followed by the challenge of driving, supervised and guided by no other than the famous George Ramirez, who was driving the Nissan GT Academy instructors official. The second day involved a challenging pod attacks in which each player is assessed in accordance with their best lap time, consistency, and the super pole time. Finally, on the last leg of the competition was the interview with a panel of automotive journalists as part of the communication and personality of a challenge for the participants. Each player's score from all the parts are connected from two days of competition the specified six qualifications.
The top six will compete against each other and against finalists from Australia, Indonesia, Mexico, North Africa, and Thailand on Sunday at Silverstone Race Camp.
Nissan GT Academy champion out of the race at Silverstone Camp will undergo Nissan Driver Development Program (NDDP), where he will be fully trained to eventually become a professional race car driver internationally to run under the banner of pride Nissan.
Narasimhan expressed confidence in the candidate this year.
"This season saw more diverse batch of contenders, with women joining the six finalists. Nissan is looking forward to celebrating another Philippine Nissan GT Academy Champion soon."