Is e-motorsports the future of motorsports? Toyota certainly seems to thinks so.
Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) recently announced that they will be launching a new dedicated online event specifically for the all-new GR Supra in partnership with Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo Sport racing simulator. Called the GR Supra GT Cup, TGR says it the first ever global one-make race in the game.
The GR Supra GT Cup in-game event will run from April 14 until October 2019. Tentatively, there will be 13 preliminary rounds in 2019, all of which will be held online. After the preliminary rounds, the finals will be held at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show this coming October. For now, detailed information regarding the event has yet to be revealed. Full details such as tracks and rules in each round are set to be announced at a later date.
So, planning to join? All you need is a PlayStation 4 and a copy of Gran Turismo Sport then you're good to go. You don't even need a wheel and pedals, but it would likely help. There's no region lock in the competition as well, as the announcement says the event is open to GT Sport players from all over the world. However, participants must be at least six years old or older to join the series. With that in mind, you probably should start practicing since you will be going up against the best GT Sport drivers the world has to offer.
Aside from the new racing series, TGR announced that they are now an official partner of the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships, an online championship for the Gran Turismo that is hosted in partnership with the FIA. With that, we can expect more e-motorsports events from Toyota in the near future. Toyota then hopes to collect their findings in e-motorsports to help make 'even better cars' in the future.
Visit https://toyotagazooracing.com/e-motorsports/ to know about the GR Supra GT Cup and how to officially enter the online event.