NISSAN PLAYSTATION CONTEST HELD
Nissan and Sony PlayStation(R) staged the Nissan PlayStation(R) GT Academy Middle East challenge in Dubai on June 20-21, whereby six Gran Turismo gamers got a once-in-a-lifetime shot at becoming a real professional racer.
Three racers each from Saudi Arabia and Lebanon split top honours and they will move to Silverstone to prove their real-track mettle.
The top six are: Hadi Abdel Hadi, Bahaa Abdel Hadi and Mohamad Jamal Ghandour (all from Lebanon) and Walid Al Ghamdi, Yasser Al Mansoor and Ahmed Khaled (all from Saudi Arabia). They will undergo a race drivers' bootcamp at Britain's famous Silverstone circuit to determine the overall Middle East GT Academy winner, who will then be given the opportunity to be a professional track racer.