Steve Doherty Clinches Nissan GT Academy Win – Video

Steve Doherty Clinches Nissan GT Academy Win – Video

The 2012 Nissan GT Academy has come to an end, and unemployed mechanic Steve Doherty has earned himself a spot on a Nissan racing team as a driver, beating out 15 of the best Gran Turismo players in the country.

Last year, Doherty made it to the finals but missed the top 16 by a mere 0.6 seconds. Taking the experience he learned from the previous GT Academy, Doherty made a triumphant return in 2012 to clinch the win after battling it out on the track in Nissan 370Zs.

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Doherty will make his professional race debut on January 10th at the 24 Hours of Dubai in the GT Academy Nissan 370Z.

“After being so close, I knew I could never let a chance like that slip through my fingers again,” said Doherty. “That’s where my history in sports helped me. The only person who can motivate you is yourself. I knew I would never get another chance like this, so I tried to make the best of every day. All of the hard work and commitment has paid off in the biggest way possible, but there’s much more work ahead.”

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