It could be you

By the time you read this, the 2012 edition of Sony’s innovative GT Academy competition will be well underway. The tournament is designed to transform proficient Gran Turismo players into real race-car drivers, and has had massive success in the past.

In order to take part in the contest, you’ll need to download a special application from the PlayStation Store. The content is available now, and does not require a copy of Gran Turismo 5 to run.

The application will be updated throughout May and June, before the top 16 players are invited to the National Final event in July. The overall winner will win the opportunity to compete in the Dubai 24 hour race in January. That’s pretty huge.

You can find out more about the competition schedule by steering your way over to the PlayStation Blog. Do we have any budding race car drivers amongst our readers?