Nissan selects Australian GT Academy drivers

The Australian finals taking place in Nissan Motorsport's Melbourne workshop

The Australian finals taking place in Nissan Motorsport’s Melbourne workshop

Nissan has selected the six Australians who will head to Silverstone for the world finals of its Playstation GT Academy.

A field of 28 gamers were put through a series of challenges at the weekend, including Playstation-based competition within Nissan Motorsport’s Melbourne workshop, fitness and media tests and real-word driving in Nissan road cars at Phillip Island.

The six winners – Joshua Muggleton, Peter Read, Ben Smith, Marcello Rivera, Dylan Gulson and Luca Giacomin – will in August battle against fellow finalists from Thailand, India, Mexico and the Middle East for a race seat in the 2015 Dubai 24 Hours.

This year marks the first time that Australia has been involved in the ‘gamer-to-pro’ contest.

Watch Nissan’s video of the Australian finals below

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