TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) has announced details on the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT CUP (TGR GT Cup) 2023, an online race in “Gran Turismo 7” for PlayStation®5＊1 (PS5™) and PlayStation®4＊1 (PS4®).
The TGR GT Cup is a global competition held in “Gran Turismo 7” in which the GR lineup, dedicated racing cars, and other cars participate in competitive racing throughout the season. This year's event will feature a collaborative round with TGR’s partners in the Super Taikyu series, Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) and Subaru Corporation (SUBARU). Seven qualifying rounds will be held online, and the world’s top 24 players will qualify for the final.
TGR is looking forward to once again welcoming drivers this season with a variety of exciting qualifying rounds.
The opening round is a race with the AE86 (Sprinter Trueno and Corolla Levin), a popular car in the Gran Turismo series, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. Round 3 will be a virtual version of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which marks its 100th anniversary this year. All users who enter the event will receive a GR010 HYBRID with the 2023 livery in commemoration of the fifth year of TGR's e-Motorsports activities.
Round 4 also features a Virtual GR86/BRZ Cup to be held with round partner SUBARU.
A league system will be introduced in each qualifying round according to the skill level of the drivers in order to make it easier to participate. The top-level GT1 League will be followed by two leagues: GT2 and GT3. Rankings are displayed for each league, making it easy for everyone, even beginners, to participate. Please check the opening time shown in Gran Turismo before participating as it differs depending on the league.
TGR plans to continue an active engagement in e-Motorsports activities so that motorsports can be enjoyed closer than ever before beyond the boundaries of countries and generations.
The outline of the BRIDGESTONE GT Time Trial U17 by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing for participants aged 17 or younger will be announced at a later date.
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Outline of TGR GT Cup 2023
|Race Name||TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2023|
|Event Period||April – November 2023|
|Event Location||Qualifying: Online, across the world (Seven rounds)
Final：Final event to be held in conjunction with the Gran Turismo World Series in November
|Participation Requirement||Owner of PS5™ or PS4®, owner of “Gran Turismo 7” for PS4® or PS5™ with software. Participants must be six years old or older.＊2|
＊2 Under the laws of the participating countries or regions, even if participants are in the top qualifying rounds online, they may not be able to participate in the final.
|Qualifying||Rd.1||April 30||Sprinter Trueno / Corolla Levin (AE86) '83||Fuji International Speedway|
|Rd.2||May 14||GR Yaris '20||Sardegna - Road Track B|
|Rd.3||June 4||GR010 HYBRID '21||24 Heures du Mans Racing circuit|
|Rd.4||June 25||Virtual GR86/BRZ Cup||Autopolis|
|Rd.5||July 16||GR Supra Race Car '19
|Rd.6||August 6||MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT
SUBARU BRZ GT300 '21
GR Supra Racing Concept '18
|Grand Valley Highway 1|
＊ Schedule and course are subject to change.
Outline of the TGR GT Cup 2023 Final
|Location||To be held offline in conjunction with the Gran Turismo World Series|
|Race Overview||The race will be carried out inviting the top 24 drivers: 21 from among those achieving the highest four total scores in Rounds 1 – 7 of online races from the five regions specified by the Gran Turismo World Series, and 3 from the TGR allotment (regional finalists)＊3.|
|Driver details||Region||Number of selected drivers|
|Europe, Middle East and Africa||9|
|Central ＆ South America||3|
＊3 Drivers selected from TGR’s regional finals
Detailed information including the circuits to be used in each round will be published in due course on the TGR GT Cup section of the TGR official website.
Also, entries for each race will open 15 minutes before the start of each race at “sports mode” of the “Gran Turismo 7”.