TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) has announced details on the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT CUP (TGR GT Cup) 2022, an online race in "Gran Turismo 7" for PlayStation®5*1 (PS5®) and PlayStation®4*1 (PS4®).
The TGR GT Cup is a global series in which the GR lineup, including GR road vehicles and dedicated racing cars, will participate in competitive racing throughout the season. Seven qualifying rounds will be held online, and the top 24 players will qualify for the final.
As this year's event will be held in Gran Turismo 7, it will feature the nostalgic Toyota Supra GT500 '97 (Castrol TOM'S) and other car models will be added via updates. In addition, Subaru will be participating for the first time as a partner in TGR e-Motorsports activities, and Round 5 will feature the Subaru BRZ in addition to the GR86 as options. Subaru and TGR have been developing the Subaru BRZ and GR86 jointly in friendly competition with each other, and the two companies are partners in the creation of ever-better cars. This collaboration is now extending to the field of virtual racing as well. Keep an eye out for both cars participating and battling it out in the real-life field of motorsports.
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.
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Outline of TGR GT Cup 2022
|Race Name||TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2022|
|Event Period||May - November, 2022|
|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||May 15||SF19 Super Formula||Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)|
|Rd.2||May 22||Toyota Supra GT500 '97 (Castrol TOM'S)||Suzuka Circuit (Japan)|
|Rd.3||June 5||GR010 HYBRID||Circuit de la Sarthe (France)|
|Rd.4||July 3||SF19 Super Formula||The Nürburgring (Germany)|
|Rd.5||July 24||GR86 / SUBARU BRZ||Autopolis (Japan)|
|Rd.6||August 14||GR Supra||Fuji International Speedway (Japan)|
|Rd.7||August 28||GR Yaris||TBD|
Schedule and course are subject to change.
Start Time (differs according to the five regions below)
|Region||Start time (3 races per round)|
|Asia||21:00 (JST)||22:00 (JST)||23:00 (JST)|
|Europe, Middle east, Africa||18:00 (CET)
Next day 2:00 (JST)
Next day 3:00 (JST)
Next day 4:00 (JST)
|North America||16:00 (PST), 19:00 (EST)
Next day 9:00 (JST)
|17:00 (PST), 20:00 (EST)
Next day 10:00 (JST)
|18:00 (PST), 21:00 (EST)
Next day 11:00 (JST)
|Central & South America||14:00 (PST), 17:00 (EST)
Next day 7:00 (JST)
|15:00 (PST), 18:00 (EST)
Next day 8:00 (JST)
|16:00 (PST), 19:00 (EST)
Next day 9:00 (JST)
Start time is subject to change.
Outline of the TGR GT Cup 2022 Final (planned)
|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".
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