Sneak Peek: The Need For Speed

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A special guest judge comes to the competition to watch the contestants put the pedal to the metal in the pouring rain.

>> PREVIOUSLY ON GT ACADEMY...

16 GAMERS HIT SILVERSTONE TO

BATTLE EACH OTHER IN A TEST OF

REAL DRIVING SKILLS.

>> LOOK, THEY GET REALLY ONE LAP

TO GO HOME OR TO STAY.

[tires squealing]

>> ONLY TEN REMAIN, FIGHTING FOR

A SHOT IN THE WINNER-TAKE-ALL

RACE WHERE ONLY ONE WILL GO PRO.

CAN THE SKILLS LEARNED IN A

VIDEO GAME TRANSFER TO A REAL

RACETRACK?

TO FIND OUT, THE 16 FASTEST WILL

FIGHT FOR THE ULTIMATE PRIZE...

[beep]

THE PRESTIGIOUS RED HELMET, AND

A SHOT AT BECOMING A

PROFESSIONAL RACE CAR DRIVER FOR

NISSAN.

[hard rock music]

AS THE GAMERS CLASH IN

MOTORSPORT CHALLENGES ON AND OFF

THE TRACK...

SOME OF AUTO RACING'S TOP NAMES

JUDGE THE ACTION TO DECIDE WHO

STAYS AND WHO GOES HOME.

VICTORY IS ANYONE'S.

>> WHOO!

>> [grunting]

>> HE'S SIDEWAYS. HE'S SIDEWAYS.

>> ♪ GO FOR THE KILL

>> THREE, TWO, ONE.

>> BEING ABLE TO DRIVE ALL THESE

CARS ALONG THIS TRACK, IT'S

PROBABLY SECOND TO GETTING

MARRIED.

>> I KNOW THERE'S NO WAY I WOULD

HAVE EVER MADE IT HERE ANY OTHER

WAY, OTHER THAN THE NISSAN GT

ACADEMY.

>> EVERY SINGLE DAY I'M HERE,

THE GOAL IS CLOSER TO MY GRASP.

I GOTTA TAKE THAT OPPORTUNITY

AND RUN WITH IT.

>> IT GETS SERIOUS ENOUGH TO THE

POINT WHERE I WOULD SAY I'D EVEN

CUT MY FINGER OFF JUST TO BE

ABLE TO WEAR THAT RED HELMET.

I MEAN, IT'S THAT SERIOUS.

>> AND THEN THERE WERE TEN.

WE'RE ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE RED

HELMET, AND ONE STEP CLOSER TO

BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL RACE CAR

DRIVER FOR NISSAN.

EVERYBODY KNOWS GREAT RACE CAR

DRIVERS KNOW HOW TO DRIVE

DIFFERENT VEHICLES, DIFFERENT

TERRAIN, AND ALSO DIFFERENT

CONDITIONS.

TODAY WE'RE GONNA PUT YOU BEHIND

THE WHEEL OF A NISSAN FRONTIER

PRO-4X TRUCK, WHICH YOU'LL USE

TO COMPETE IN THIS CHALLENGING

OFF-ROAD COURSE WITH GRASS,

GRAVEL, AND MUD.

YOUR JUDGES--BORIS SAID, DANNY

SULLIVAN, MARYEVE DUFAULT--ARE

GONNA EVALUATE YOUR EVERY MOVE.

AND WE HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST

JUDGE, EIGHT-TIME NATIONAL

OFF-ROAD CHAMPION, CARL

RENEZEDER.

CARL RENEZEDER'S THE FIRST

DRIVER IN OFF-ROAD RACING

HISTORY TO WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN

BOTH TWO-WHEEL AND FOUR-WHEEL

DRIVE TROPHY TRUCKS.

ALL RIGHT, READY TO GO?

>> all: YEAH!

>> THIS IS DEFINITELY A

CHALLENGE FOR ME AND IT'S

SOMETHING THAT I REALLY NEED TO

EXCEL AT AND BE ONE OF THE TOP

PERFORMERS.

>> I THOUGHT, "I DON'T KNOW IF

ANYONE IN PARTICULAR HAS AN

ADVANTAGE HERE, SO I'LL JUST

DRIVE MY HARDEST AND SEE WHAT WE

DO."

BUT IT STARTED TO RAIN.

>> I THINK NOW THAT THE

CONDITION'S GETTING A LOT

SLICKER, THROTTLE CONTROL IS

GONNA BE CRITICAL.

THIS WILL REALLY DIFFERENTIATE

THE DRIVERS, ONE FROM THE OTHER.

>> WE'RE LOOKING FOR ONE KEY

FACTOR, ADAPTABILITY TO THE

CHANGING CONDITIONS.

>> READY?

>> YUP.

>> THREE, TWO, ONE, GO.

>> OH, YEAH, IT'S SLICK.

WHOO! HELLO.

>> IT'S THROWING SOMETHING OUT

OF EVERYBODY'S ELEMENT AT THE

DRIVERS TO SEE HOW THEY ADAPT.

LIKE RIGHT NOW.

>> DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE POST.

GO, JUST KEEP GOING, KEEP GOING.

DOESN'T MATTER, DOESN'T MATTER.

>> I WANNA SEE HOW CONNECTED HE

IS WITH THE FEELING IN HIS BUTT

THAT GOES TO HIS BRAIN, THAT

GOES TO HIS HANDS, THAT GOES TO

HIS FEET.

>> IT TURNS OUT EVERYTHING WE DO

IN THE GAME DOES ACTUALLY

TRANSLATE IN REAL LIFE.

>> GOOD INSTINCTS.

>> THAT WAS A GOOD EFFORT.

>> YEAH.

>> WELL DONE.

>> I'M JUST HOPING NONE OF THOSE

SIDEWAYS MOMENTS COST ME TOO

MUCH TIME.

>> I DON'T THINK THE LAP TIME

RIGHT NOW IS RELEVANT AT ALL.

IT'S RAINING MORE AND MORE.

CONDITIONS ARE CHANGING, AS IS

THE COURSE.

>> THE GUY THAT WINS THE

OFF-ROAD CHALLENGE ISN'T GONNA

BE THE GUY THAT'S DRIFTING AND

SLIDING AND LOOKING ALL OUT OF

SHAPE.

AND THE OFF-ROAD CHALLENGE IS

REALLY GONNA SHOW THE GUY THAT

CAN FIGURE THAT OUT.

>> OKAY, SO JUST STAY PRECISE.

STAY ON THE INSIDE.

>> YEAH.

>> OKAY.

>> AND THEN IF THE CAR

UNDERSTEERS...

>> MM-HM.

>> YOU NEED TO GET THE WHEEL

STRAIGHT AND EASE OFF OF THE

THROTTLE TO GET A GRIP.

>> GOTCHA.

>> IN THE DIRT AND THE GRASS,

YOU KNOW, TRACTION IS KEY.

>> IT'S GETTING WETTER BY THE

SECOND.

IT'S GONNA BE REALLY SLIPPERY.

>> MORE ENTERTAINING FOR US.

>> THREE, TWO, ONE, GO.

>> WHOA.

>> STEVE IS PROBABLY ONE OF MY

FAVORITE GUYS TO WATCH OUT HERE.

>> HE WAS FAST IN THE RAIN.

NO MISTAKES.

>> WE WERE ALL SLIDING AROUND IN

THE MUD, IT WAS ALMOST LIKE ICE.

>> YEAH, LOOK AT THAT.

>> OH-HO!

>> KEEP GOING! KEEP GOING!

>> NOW THAT HE PICKED UP FROM

THE DRIFTING YESTERDAY.

>> REMINDS ME OF WHEN I FIRST

LEARNED TO DRIVE OUT IN MY

COUSIN'S COW FIELD.

>> THE FRONTIER WAS AWESOME.

IT'S EVEN MORE FUN TO DRIVE WHEN

YOU'RE IN THE MUD.

>> NEXT UP IS KYLE PRESTON.

SEE HOW SIDEWAYS HE GOT THERE?

AND HE WAS BARELY ON THE

THROTTLE.

>> NO GRIP OUT THERE AT ALL.

I GOT THROUGH STRAIGHT, THAT'S

ALL THAT MATTERS.

>> IMPRESSIVE.

LOOKS LIKE HE'S DOING A PRETTY

GOOD--AAH, TOO SLOW THERE.

>> HONESTLY NONE OF US HAVE ANY

IDEA IF GETTING CRAZY WITH IT OR

BEING REALLY CONSERVATIVE IS

FASTER.

>> I DON'T WANT TO SEE HIM DRIVE

SMOOTH AND STEADY, 'CAUSE MY

WIFE CAN DRIVE LIKE THAT.

THAT'S NOT IMPRESSING ME.

>> YOU WANT TO SEE SOMEBODY THAT

HAS CAR CONTROL, THAT CAN BACK

THAT THING INTO THE CORNER.

>> YEAH. WE'RE GONNA SEE, 'CAUSE

BRIAN RICE IS OUT THERE RIGHT

NOW AND HE IS DRIVING SIDEWAYS.

>> THIS CHALLENGE IS MY

CHALLENGE.

I DRIVE A TRUCK EVERY DAY.

I KNEW THAT I HAD WHAT IT TAKES

TO DRIVE A TRUCK AND GET IT

SIDEWAYS AND SLIDE IT.

>> HE'S GOT A GOOD BALANCE RIGHT

THERE, ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

HE'S CARRYING GOOD SPEED.

>> IT'S DEFINITELY MY TIME TO

SHINE.

>> STEPHEN DIEM COMING ON THE

TRACK.

>> WHOA!

>> VERY TIMID.

HE DOESN'T HAVE THE RIGHT

BALANCE HERE.

>> I KNEW I HAD TO STEP UP MY

GAME AND PROVE TO THE JUDGES

THAT I DESERVE TO BE THERE.

>> NUMBER 30, STEPHEN DIEM.

>> I'VE LIVED IN KAILUA FOR THE

LAST 12 YEARS.

THE WEATHER'S NICE AND WE'VE GOT

BEACHES HERE, BUT THERE'S NO

RACETRACKS HERE.

SO YOU CAN'T REALLY RACE.

I KIND OF FEEL LIKE I'M TRAPPED

IN PARADISE.

I GOT INTO RACING AT ABOUT EIGHT

YEARS OLD.

MY MOM SENT ME TO A GO-KART

RACING SCHOOL.

I GOT INTO IT FROM THERE.

>> EVER SINCE HE WAS A LITTLE

KID HE LIKED TO GO FAST.

BUT I NEVER DREAMED THAT HE

WOULD GO HEAD-ON STRONG AND THEN

DO IT PROFESSIONALLY.

>> IN PREPARATION FOR

SILVERSTONE, I'VE BEEN DOING

MEDITATION, A LITTLE BIT OF YOGA

HERE AND THERE TO SORT OF JUST

CALM MY MIND DOWN, DEAL WITH THE

PRESSURE.

RACING IS MY ULTIMATE PASSION,

DEFINITELY.

THERE'S NOTHING THAT REALLY

COMES CLOSE TO IT, SO I'M JUST

GOING ALL-OUT FOR IT.

I HOPE I WIN.

>> NICE CAR CONTROL. EXCELLENT.

>> THERE YOU GO, THERE YOU GO.

BETTER, BETTER, BETTER, GO, GO!

>> OH, NICE CORNER.

>> GO, GO, GO!

>> THAT'S A BIG IMPROVEMENT.

>> WELL DONE.

>> HIS FIRST LAP, HE SEEMED LIKE

A DUCK OUT OF WATER AND THEN HE

JUST GOT BETTER AND BETTER AND

BETTER.

QUICK STUDY.

>> SNEAKY BOY.

>> NOT BAD FOR DIEM.

>> RICE AND DOHERTY REALLY STOOD

OUT IN THIS CHALLENGE.

>> [laughs]

>> I FELT SO AT HOME IN THAT

TRUCK.

>> [laughs]

>> I JUST CHANNELED MY INNER

REDNECK AND GOT AFTER IT.

[laughter]

I WONDER WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

>> THAT'S THE WORST PART IS THAT

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHERE WE'RE

GOING.

WE'RE GONNA BE LIKE, "OH, WHY

DIDN'T WE SEE THAT COMING?"

>> I JUST SAW A SIGN ON THE SIDE

OF THE ROAD THERE.

>> AERO DOME?

>> OH, YOU'RE JOKING.

YOU ARE FREAKING JOKING.

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