• Publication date: June 9, 2013

GT Academy

A radically new concept, GT Academy will take the top car-racing video gamers in the Middle East, and attempt to transform them to real-life professional racers.

Program data

Duration: 120

MBC Action:

Sunday, 10:45 (GMT) ~ 13:45 (KSA)

A radically new concept, GT Academy will take the top car-racing video gamers in the Middle East, and attempt to transform them to real-life professional racers.

AbdulEight of the fastest GT video gamers in the Middle East will be put to the test at the Silverstone Circuit- home of the British Grand Prix- where they will receive rigorous mental and physical training to prepare them for optimal racing condition.

MBC Action presenter, Francois Habashi, will monitor the eight contestants and the details of their training and day-to-day existence, through the one-week crash course to becoming a real-life circuit racer.

Evaluating the contestants’ performance are some of the most illustrious names in the sport of Motor Racing in the Middle East, including Khalil Bashir; the first Arab one-seat car racer World Championships.

Throughout the week, one by one, the slower contestants will be knocked out, until our GT Academy Champion emerges. Besides being inducted to the GT Academy Hall of Fame, our champion will receive a professional driving contract with the Nissan Motorsport team, along with the opportunity to participate in international competitions all over the world.

Will our gamers prove to be just as fast on one of the most illustrious real-life car-racing circuits?

Starring:

  • Aseel Al Sufiyani
  • Ali S. Al Yousif
  • Abdullah Al Qaoud
  • Arnold Verghese
  • Abdulmajeed Al Zahrani
  • Salman Khater
  • Didit Indra Pamungkas
  • Steve Smuts

Produced by:  MBC