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So there are 11 races in this initial GT Academy challenge, two slow ones to start you off, two in the 370z in increasing the pace, onto the main GT Academy events before some bonus 15th Anniversary content in a Nissan GTR.

It's all straight forward, brings up the difficulty level  and gives a fair indication in the level of skill required. Suffice to say the competition is stiff and more competitive than ever. I ran my laps as you'll see below on the first day of competition but since then the bar continues to fall. Suffice to say I enjoy the driving but wouldn't enjoy the constant laps trying to squeeze out performance, as with all things they reach a point where it just isn't fun any more.

I think that's the problem with competitive gaming, there will always be a top 10 - 50 players who are just a cut above. Be it talent or age, there is a point in life between 16 and 25 where your reactions are at their peak, combine that with gaming experience and you've got that edge all bundled with some youthful self belief. I'm sounding like an old man now but I know my limitations and the work involved in achieving results, could I do it? Quite possibly. Would it be a worthwhile use of my time? Probably not. Either way its good fun and I'll enjoy a few casual laps just enjoying the new physics.

So here are today's videos with those early laps. 






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