With the leaps and bounds that esports has made over the last few years, the achievements and accomplishments of GT Academy -- the pathway for Gran Turismo aficionados to become real-life racing drivers -- often gets overlooked.

But the program has been running for several years now, with Nissan, Polyphony and Sony kicking off the program in 2008. Winners from the program each year are then given a contract with Nissan to kickstart their racing career. But the real interest is whether those drivers are able to continue racing once Nissan lets them go.