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Miguel Faisca

2013 Europe
Miguel Faisca
Born: 1 August 1989
Hometown / Resides : Lisbon, Portugal / Montijo, Portugal
2013 Nissan PlayStation® GT Academy Europe Winner
2014 Blancpain Endurance Series, 3rd Place racing a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 at Paul Ricard
2014 European Le Mans Series, 7th Place in LMP2 Class at the Estoril
2014 Dubai 24 Hours, SP2 Class Victory


An innovative collaboration between Nissan and PlayStation®, GT Academy is a competition to find the best Gran Turismo® games and turn them into real-life racing drivers.

The Nissan PlayStation 2013 GT Academy winner, Miguel Faisca is proving that dreams of aspiring racing drivers can become a reality.

Miguel beat more than 900,000 people from across Europe, who entered the competition to be the best Gran Turismo®6 player in 2013.

Outshining fierce competition from more than 42 European gamers who descended upon Silverstone, putting skills learned playing Gran Turismo to test behind the wheel of Nissan racing cars – Miguel won a series of challenges that tested driving ability, fitness, attitude, psychological strength and potential.

Since being crowned the 2013 winner, he completed an intensive Driver Development Programme, developing the skills needed to compete with the best international drivers out on the track. In January 2014, Miguel stormed to SP2 class victory at the Dubai 24 Hours with fellow 2013 GT Academy winners in their first international race.

A fan of driving from an early age, Miguel was studying Mechanical Engineering when he entered the Nissan PlayStation Gran Turismo competition.