Details regarding the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2021 e-Motorsports series were released on April 6 by Toyota GAZOO Racing, an official partner of the FIA Gran Turismo Championships.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2021 is a global race series much like the GR Supra GT Cup that began in 2019. For the event, a new element has been implemented where the race vehicle changes every round, thus the series will feature a wide lineup of cars, including the GR Supra, which reached 1.3 million in-game cars purchased since its inclusion in Gran Turismo Sport. The new GR Yaris, with 530,000 in-game purchases, will also be part of the mix, as well as the recently-announced GR 86, which will be available sometime mid-year.
The series begins on April 25 and will consist of eight races, including seven qualifying rounds. The Final is scheduled to take place in December. Whether you participate yourself or simply pull for your favorite driver, be sure not to miss any of the exciting action that can only be experienced through e-Motorsports!
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2021 Details
|Championship Name||TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2021|
|Period||April to December, 2021 (Planned)|
|Locations||Qualifying: 7 Rounds online, worldwide
Final: To be held online during the FIA GT Championship Finals in December (Planned)
|Entry criteria||Owners of a PlayStation®4 or PlayStation®5 console and a copy of 'Gran Turismo Sport', aged 6 or over*|
*The eligibility age varies according to each participating country's regulations, and as such there may be cases where entrants will not be able to advance to the live event despite being ranked at the top for their region.
|Rd.1||25 April||GR Supra '20||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (USA)|
|Rd.2||23 May||GR Yaris||Fuji International Speedway (Japan)|
|Rd.3||30 May||SF19||Suzuka Circuit (Japan)|
|Rd.4||6 June||2000GT||Nürburgring 24h (Germany)|
|Rd.5||4 July||GR Supra Racing Concept||Autódromo De Interlagos (Brazil)|
|Rd.6||18 July||GR Yaris||Sardegna (Italy)|
|Rd.7||22 August||GR 86||Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit (Australia)|
|Final Round||December (Planned)||TBD||TBD|
*Dates and tracks may be subject to change.
|Asia||21:00, 22:30 (JST)|
|Oceania||19:00, 20:30 (AEST) / 21:00, 22:30 (NZST)|
|Europe/Middle East/Africa||17:00, 18:30 (UTC)|
|North America||18:00, 19:30 (PDT) / 21:00, 22:30 (EDT)|
|Central & South America||20:00, 21:30 (BRT) / 18:00, 19:30 (CDT)|
*For Round 4, the race will start 30 minutes earlier than the above times. Please note the times may be subject to further changes.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2021 Final Overview
|Location||To be held online during the FIA GT Championship Finals in December (Planned)|
|Entry criteria||- From 5 Regions defined by the FIA GT Championships, competitors with the highest number of points totaled from the top 4 Rounds;
- TGR drivers (Regional Final selected competitors)(*2)
for a total of 24 drivers.
|Region||Number of Competitor Selections (Planned)|
|Europe/Middle East/Africa||9 Competitors|
|North America||3 Competitors|
|Central & South America||3 Competitors|
|TGR Slot (*2)||3 Competitors (Asia: 2, Middle East: 1)|
*2: Competitors selected from local activities of TGR (Region Finals.)
Track information of each round can also be seen in the TGR official homepage:
Players will be able to enter races 15 minutes prior to the race starting times in the "Sport" mode of Gran Turismo Sport,