Toyota Gazoo Racing says it will enter e-motorsports with the launch of GR Supra GT Cup for PlayStation4. The Gran Turismo Sport is the first global one-make race. It 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).” said Toyota.
Toyota claims that involving e-motorsports as one of the pillars of TGR motorsports activities, shows it is actively working to make motorsports and sport cars more accessible, and enjoyable across generations and around the world. Owners of the Gran Turismo Sport for PS4 and PS4 software; are eligible and participants must be six years old or older. There will be 13 rounds scheduled for 2019 with a one-race final event held at the Tokyo Motor Show in October.
GR Supra GT Cup Overview
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 (up against Sebring where Toyota is racing?) At the event, Toyota will announce the GR Supra GT Cup at a panel session with Mr. Kazunori 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.