The 'Gran Turismo World Series'

In 2018, a new form of motorsport was born where players from around the world would compete using the skills developed with Gran Turismo - an official global Gran Turismo championship. In 2022, the Series entered its fifth year with the ‘Gran Turismo World Series’ (GTWS), a new championship to celebrate the release of Gran Turismo 7.

The Gran Turismo World Series is a championship open to players around the world through the ‘Sport' mode of Gran Turismo 7. Players compete in races under the official Series regulations, testing their skills against each other. Players who show great speed and sportsmanship in these races are then invited to compete in ‘World Series’ events to determine who will make it to the ‘World Finals,’ an event that identifies the world’s very best drivers.

The Gran Turismo World Series contains two championships, a Nations Cup where players compete for their country or territory, and a Manufacturers Cup where they represent their favourite automobile manufacturers.

What to watch for in the 2023 Series

Big changes to the Series format
The Gran Turismo World Series is back for its sixth season. This year, players will compete for a spot at the Showdown and World Finals live events through seven rounds of a single Online Series.
A switch from ‘individual’ to ‘team-based’ races for live events
The Nations Cup, which until last year was contested as an individual competition, will be reborn as a team race with three drivers similar to the Manufacturers Cup. This will make for a richer representation of each country/territory and the prospect of some exciting international rivalries. With this new focus on teamwork at live events, which team will be able to combine their talents and become this year’s champions?
Official broadcasts of the title-deciding races
The Showdown and the World Finals, events that will determine this year’s champions, will be broadcast globally. The Showdown will also be scaled up this year, taking place in front of a live audience for the first time since the Sydney World Tour event in 2020. We invite everyone to check out what is sure to be a high-level racing contest as a new generation of drivers team up with experienced veterans!
Gran Turismo World Series 2023 Overview