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NATIONS CUP
[Breaking News] Nations Cup Finals
FIA Gran Turismo Championships Pre-Season Test
05/19/2016

The setting for the final round is the Brands Hatch GP circuit, a technical course with steep up and down inclinations.
The race takes place using 'Group 1' category which is made up of Le Mans prototype cars and 'Vision Gran Turismo' vehicles created from imagined sports car prototypes.

As the race started Yuji Taneichi (Japan) and Yusuke Tomibayashi (Japan) both dramatically span of course and dropped to dead last. Takuya Taneichi (Japan) however driving his Audi R18 TDI continued his win streak from the Semi-Finals and took the 'FIA Gran Turismo Championship Pre-Season Test' Nations Cup victory for Japan.

After his bad start Tomibayashi, determined not to miss his chance, managed to come back and overtake Matieu Thornton (UK) in the final lap to finish in an amazing 2nd place.
The Japanese players showed their overwhelming skill all of the way from the Qualifiers and earned the top 2 spots in the 'FIA Gran Turismo Championship Pre-Season Test' Nations Cup. Matieu Thornton (UK) however did manage to find pride for his home venue coming in 3rd place and succeeding in ending the podium domination of the Japanese players.

FIA Gran Turismo Championship Pre-Season Test
Nations Cup Finals Results

1

Japan

Takuya Takahashi

Audi R18 TDI

2

Japan

Yusuke Tomibayashi

Toyota TS030 Hybrid

3

UK

Matieu Thornton

Alpine Vision Gran Turismo Gr.1

4

USA

Tyrell Meadows

HYUNDAI N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.1

5

Japan

Yuji Taneichi

Peugeot 908 HDi FAP

6

USA

JT Lauro

Dodge SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo Gr.1

7

Belgium

Tommy van der Donckt

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Gr.1

8

UK

Melvyn Abraham-Hogan

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.1

Scenes from during the race.
Scenes from during the race.
Scenes from during the race.
Scenes from during the race.
Takahashi (Japan) smiling with the trophy in hand after finding the logos for the FIA and Gran Turismo etched into the bottom. To the right is the FIA’s Vice President of Sports Graham Stoker and to the left is the producer of the 'Gran Turismo' series Kazunori Yamauchi.

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