on 28-03-2010 05:35 PM
i just thought of this idea and i decided to post it to see what u guys think
wouldnt it be gr8 if polyphony open up a junior academy for young aspiring drivers, say U16. They could do it in the same way they're doing the main gt academy but instead of having the end result as a driving oppurtunity for the GT team they could set the kids on their way by giving them a drive in the ginetta juniors or some other junior motorsport.
To become a racing driver u need a lot of money to start off but the junior academy could give the talented, less fortunate youths a chance to start a career in racing and polyphony coulf sponsor the children that become successful in the academy.
anyone else with me on this one?
on 28-03-2010 05:40 PM
The more of SONY/PD's attention that gets divided, the more GT will suffer.
PD's primary focus should remain on developing the game.
With karts, there should be enough feeders to car racing.
on 28-03-2010 06:05 PM
on 28-03-2010 10:31 PM
I understand what you are saying and what you want, but racing is expensive no matter how it is done. That means it is expensive for the organisation around the Academy now, too. It's not cost-free, either.
If you feel that the GT Academy is doing it wrong, then you should try to convince them that they should look at younger people first, not adults. I'm sure they had their reasons to go with the older group initially, though, so it may be a tough sell.
on 06-03-2011 03:37 PM
actually i think this is a great idea, i was about to post something like this but this is already here, so im with you on this, but i think ginneta jr's are a bit advanced looking, so karts would be better
on 16-04-2012 01:40 PM
I think your post about giletta junior is a great idea and would love to take part as i only went to the donington btcc on sunday and really enjoyed the junior racing i would be happy to help in anyway possible as long as their is no fee's or hidden catches lol thanks a lot-connor
on 17-04-2012 12:29 PM
First off, hello Mahi... long time no see
As to your suggestion of a junior GT Academy, I just cannot see it happening I'm afraid.
I would think there might be issues with insurance and the fact PD would be responsible for non adults, which is probably why they pitch the current age limit for the GT Academy at 18+ only.
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