TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Enters e-Motorsports
To Launch GR Supra GT Cup for PlayStation®4 Gran Turismo Sport
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) announces that it will enter e-motorsports with the launch of GR Supra GT Cup for PlayStation®*14 (PS4®). The Gran Turismo Sport that is the first global one-make race, starts in April 2019. As part of our e-motorsports activities, we also will become an official partner of the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships, an online championship for the Gran Turismo real driving simulator series that is hosted in partnership with the FIA (the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile).
From this year, by involving e-motor sports as one of the pillars of TGR motorsports activities, we are actively working to make motor sports and sports cars more accessible, and enjoyable across generations and around the world. Then, we hope to connect various findings obtained through e-motor sports to ”making ever-better cars” in the future.
Supra GT Cup Overview
|Race name||GR Supra GT Cup|
|Event period||April–August 2019|
Preliminary rounds: online, across the worldFinals: an event will be held at the Tokyo Motor Show in October
|No. of rounds||
Preliminary rounds: 13 rounds scheduled for 2019 (Planned)Finals: 1 race
|Particitpation requirements||Owner of the Gran Turismo Sport for PS4® and PS4® software; participants must be six years old or older|
|Entry procedure||Details will be available on the following website:URL:https://toyotagazooracing.com/jp/e-motorsports/|
Detailed information including the circuits to be used in each round will be published in due course on the GR Supra GT Cup section of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing website.URL: https://toyotagazooracing.com/e-motorsports/
The FIA Gran Turismo Championship World Tour 1, the opening event of the Gran Turismo Sport world series, will be held in Paris on March 16. At the event, we will announce the GR Supra GT Cup at a panel session*2 with Mr. Yamauchi (President of Polyphony Digital Inc.) and Tetsuya Tada (Chief Engineer of GR Supra). It will be broadcast live on GRAN TURISMO TV, the official Gran Turismo YouTube channel.URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrAPfIQ66W4
*1 ”PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. “PS4” is a trademark of the same company.© 2019 Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Developed by Polyphony Digital Inc. ”Gran Turismo” logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
*2 It Will start at 3:30 pm（Central European Time）on March 16. The event contents and speakers are subject to change without notice.
*3 Name used for marketing and other promotional communications.