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Renowned gamer joins TCR Australia field

Former GT Academy winner Matt Simmons will return to real-life competition this weekend after landing a TCR Australia ride in a Subaru.

GT Academy winner eyeing return

GT Academy winner Matt Simmons is hoping to get back into a GT3 car before the end of the current season, with short-term plans to revive his career in the Australian GT Championship.

Simmons, Parry, Moore set for Nissan Blancpain entry

GT Academy winner Matt Simmons has been confirmed as part of Nissan’s Blancpain Endurance Series programme for a second year running, joining an all-Pro entry with new signings Matt Parry and Struan Moore.

GT Academy winner Simmons set for Europe return

Nissan Australia has confirmed that GT Academy winner Matt Simmons will make a return to European competition in 2017.

Factory Nissan withdrawn from Highlands 101 after crash

A practice crash has ruled the factory Nissan GT Academy Team Kelly GT-R out of the Highlands 101 this weekend.

Factory-backed Nissan to make Australian GT debut

A factory-backed Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 will compete at both of the remaining Australian GT Championship rounds in New Zealand.

Simmons looking to lock down GT future

GT Academy winner Matt Simmons says he’s already working towards shoring up his future in professional motorsport beyond the end of his rookie Blancpain GT season.

Simmons primed for ‘special’ Spa race

Gamer-turned-racer Matt Simmons says he is ready to tackle the ’special’ Spa-Francorchamps circuit for this weekend’s 24-hour race, after a recent test at the Belgian circuit.

Impressive run to fourth in Blancpain Monza Endurance Cup

Alex Buncombe brought the car home to the chequered flag in the final stint of the three-hour event for the fourth place finish.

Nissan ready for Blancpain battle after pre-season test

The test at Circuit Paul Ricard was the first opportunity for GT Academy Team RJN to have all seven drivers together to prepare for the season ahead.

Interview: Gamer Matt Simmons on his first Blancpain test

Young Aussie Matt Simmons has gone from gamer to Blancpain Endurance driver thanks to winning the Nissan GT Academy. He spoke to Andrew van Leeuwen after the Paul Ricard test.

Nissan PlayStation GT Academy winner Matt Simmons testing in a real world track - video

Before winning 2015 GT Academy, Simmons was a passionate gamer, motorsport fan and Australia Post courier van driver, now is testing a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 at the Paul Ricard in France.

Nissan ready to kick off Blancpain championship defence

Nissan's 2016 line-up will continue the development of the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 at the Blancpain pre-season test.

Nissan announces global motorsport program for 2016 - video

Nissan will compete in 14 championships, with 34 drivers and defend 9 titles around the globe in 2016.

Mardenborough joins Super GT, F3 as part of Nissan re-shuffle

Nissan has revealed all the details of its 2016 global motor racing programme, which includes Jann Mardenborough shifting to Japan for Super GT and Formula 3.

GT Academy winner given Blancpain seat

GT Academy winner Matt Simmons has been given a full-time Nissan seat in next year’s Blancpain Endurance Series.

Insights with Rick Kelly: From postman to professional racer

V8 Supercars star and Motorsport.com columnist Rick Kelly tells us how he helped a postman become a professional racecar driver in England.

Australian wins dream GT Academy prize

Aussie driver Matthew Simmons is officially a professional racing driver, after winning the Nissan GT Academy final at Silverstone.

Team Australia on pole for GT Academy final

Australia’s remaining two contestants at the GT Academy Race Camp in England will start today’s final showdown from pole position.