It's amazing how Gran Turismo can spawn such talented drivers, I've watched them on the track and some of them are amazing.
I forget his name, but there was a GT Academy winner who won the chance to compete in the le mans 24 hour race (I think?) and him and the GT team did really well. He's now made quite a career for himself in professional racing, incredible driver.
Been playing GT5 on and off for the past 2 years, and it's still great to whip out the old racing wheel and take a spin in the nurburgring, at midnight, with rain splashing down and making the driving all that more challenging.
And for those who will inevitably comment about how they believe Forza is far superior despite the franchise having nothing to do with this article - I personally enjoyed forza 4, but didn't feel compelled to even get half way through the career. Why? I didn't feel the game was for me. Half the enjoyment of GT comes from the brilliant, life like graphics and amazing, unparalleled simulation of driving a car, whereas I believe Forza 4 capitalizes more on an artist's portrayal of cars and tracks, with their exaggerated colours etc, and the fun that comes from the online modes and seeing your car mauled when you crash.
Despite both games being in the same genre, I believe they cater to different tastes. And that's the beauty of gaming; there's such a varied array of games that there are for us to play that it's pointless for us to criticize one game over the other; play and enjoy them all!