Nissan GT Academy 2016: Are You The Next Champion?


Joward Policarpio has made the Philippines proud when he emerged as the fastest among the drivers of other Asian countries at the 2015 Nissan GT Academy Asia leg. Joward is the first Nissan GT Academy Asia champion and the first Filipino to win the title.

The success at the 2015 Nissan GT Academy race has proven that the Filipinos are very competitive. Nissan Philippines confirmed its participation in the upcoming Nissan GT Academy 2016. 

An exclusive screening of the Nissan Academy Reality Show for the media partners, dealers and friends of Nissan Philippines was held last April 11, 2016 at the Bonifacio High Street Cinema. The show was produced by Nissan Philippines' broadcast partner ABS-CBN.

The Nissan GT Academy 2015 Top 5
Terence Lallave, Daryl Brady, Joward Policarpio, Rafael Lesaguis and Joel Agojo

A virtual to reality racing competition, the Nissan GT Academy gives aspiring race car drivers a chance to fulfill their dreams of participating in a professional international race.

"The Nissan GT Academy is Nissan's way of democratizing motorsports, to make it more accessible to the general public.", said SJ Huh, Nissan Philippines General Manager for Marketing. "By doing this, we help fast-track the dreams of more potential Filipino racers to reach the international racing arena."

First launched locally in March 2015, the Nissan GT Academy was participated by over 15,000 virtual race drivers in more than 20 live events held in the key cities in the country. 

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"2015 was an excellent year for the first Nissan GT Academy in the Philippines, with Joward becoming the first Nissan GT Academy Asia champion. Not only he is the first Asia champion, he is also the first Filipino to win the title.", said SJ Huh. "We hope to continue this strong performance as we look forward to launching the second Nissan GT Academy in the Philippines later this year."