The 'FIA Gran Turismo Championship' is a new motorsport event presented by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) and Gran Turismo. Through the 'Sport' mode of 'Gran Turismo Sport', players from around the globe compete and progress to large events including Regional Finals and a World Final. The winner of the World Final will receive the same honours as a real-world motorsport champion. The Championship comprises a 'Nations Cup' and a 'Manufacturer Series'.
A more detailed overview of the Championship's format and regulations is planned to be made available at a later date.
The 2018 Online Series started in May with a Pre-Season, and will continue with Season 1 and 2 in June and July, and then conclude in August and September with the Final Season. Each Season will host a series of 'Top 24 Superstars' races which only the top players can participate in, so you can expect matches that will keep on the edge of your seat until the very end!
Players who have performed extraordinary well during Season 1 and/or 2 will have the option to obtain 'Star Player' status by registering their profile details. The 'Star Players' are identified by an 'S' Driver Rating, opening the path to the 'Top 24 Superstars' races and the Live Events described below. With the introduction of the 'Star Player' system, the current Driver Rating 'S' will be changed to 'A+'.
During an Online Series season, certain rounds will have a 'Top 24 Superstars' race that only Star Players will be able to compete in. In these races, top players will be awarded bonus points, and it will even be possible to earn more points than a standard race.
When the one-month season ends and the winning country and manufacturer is determined, other players belonging to the same country or manufacturer as the winners will also receive a 'Victory Bonus'. Root for your top teammates!
The progress of each season can be followed through the Live Reports published on 'Gran Turismo Sport' or on 'gran-turismo.com'. Keep up with the race reports and videos from the hottest moments in the season!
A more detailed overview of the Championship's format and regulations is planned to be made available on 1 June 2018.