Last week, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) officially confirmed the launch of the first e-motorsports program in the country with the upcoming GR Supra GT Cup Asia – Philippines later this July. Whoever wins the national cup could be on their way to represent the country in the Asian Regional Round that will be held later this year.
But how exactly can you join the e-motorsport competition? Well, TMP recently listed down the ways one can take part in the online motorsport event. First and foremost, one must be at least aged 18 and above and have a valid Philippine passport. Interested players must then have access to a Playstation 4 (PS4) using their own Playstation Network (PSN) account, a PS Plus subscription, and a copy of Gran Turismo Sport (digital or physical).
Next, one will need to register on the official website at www.toyota.com.ph/gtcup. There are two major open categories that users can join. These are Promotional – for novice casual virtual racers or enthusiasts, and Sporting Class – for ore advanced racers with professional virtual motorsports experience.
After registration and submitting the requirements, qualified applicants will be notified of official game rules and schedules. Official racers will then join a qualifying leaderboard challenge in order to see who will make it to the Top 24 in each class. Whoever makes it to the Top 24 will then race in the semi-final and final race rounds. Points will be assigned based on finishing time.
The first qualifying round will take place on July 23, 2020, while the finals will happen a week later. There will also be a second and third round in August and September, respectively, with point values increasing per round. Players will need to qualify for each round. The drivers from the two classes to earn the most points after the third round will be declared the Philippine champions and will take part n the Asian Regional Round this October.
With just a few weeks left before the first qualifying round, Toyota is encouraging those that wish to join to sign up and have a chance at representing the Philippines in the Regional Round later this year. Think you have what it takes to be the fastest driver in Gran Turismo Sport?