Details have now been released regarding the ‘GR Supra GT Cup’, the first global One-Make Championship in Gran Turismo Sport.
This is part of the e-Motorsport activities that Toyota GAZOO Racing has started this year, involving one-make races using the GR Supra RZ. Going beyond the boundaries of the real and the virtual, the feedback and evaluations gained through this championship will be used to shape the future of the Supra product in the real world.
The 'GR Supra GT Cup', held for the first time this year, will consist of 13 Rounds online starting from 27 April, with the top players from the rankings proceeding to the Final, a live event scheduled for Autumn that will determine the prestigious inaugural champion.
We hope you look forward to seeing the exciting drama and heated close battles that only a same level playing field provided by a one-make race can provide.
For more details about the rules and entry requirements, please see the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing 'GR Supra GT Cup' special website.
■ GR Supra GT Cup Details
|Championship Name||GR Supra GT Cup|
|Schedule||April – October 2019|
|Locations||Qualifying: Online, worldwide (13 Rounds)
Final: A live event is to be held in Tokyo (October) in conjunction with the FIA GT Championships
|Rounds||Qualifying: 13 Rounds throughout the year
Final: 1 Round
■ Race Calendar
|Rd.1||27 April||Fuji International Speedway (Japan)|
|Rd.2||4 May||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Grand Prix Layout (Spain)|
|Rd.3||11 May||Blue Moon Bay Speedway (USA)|
|Rd.4||18 May||Circuit de la Sarthe (France)|
|Rd.5||25 May||Nürburgring 24h (Germany)|
|Rd.6||29 June||Red Bull Ring (Austria)|
|Rd.7||6 July||Autódromo De Interlagos (Brazil)|
|Rd.8||13 July||Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit (Australia)|
|Rd.9||27 July||Tokyo Expressway - South Inner Loop (Japan)|
|Rd.10||3 August||Willow Springs International Raceway: Big Willow (USA)|
|Rd.11||10 August||Autodromo Nazionale Monza (Italy)|
|Rd.12||17 August||Suzuka Circuit (Japan)|
|Rd.13||7 September||Nürburgring 24h (Germany)|
|Final Round||Late October||(TBA)|
(Please note the dates and tracks are subject to change.)
■ Race Hours
|Participant Regions||Start Times|
|Oceania||16:00 (AEST) / 18:00 (NZST)|
|Europe/Middle East/Africa||16:00 (UTC)|
|North America||14:00 (PDT) / 17:00 (EDT)|
|Central & South America||18:00 (BRT) / 16:00 (CDT)|
(The racing hours for Rd.4, Rd.5 and Rd.13 will start 30 minutes earlier. Please note the racing hours are subject to change.)