The Season Gets Underway! Toyota's Star Driver IOF_RACING17 Wins in a Showdown with AMG and Chevrolet!
Season 1 of the Gran Turismo World Series Manufacturers Cup 2022 Series got underway on the 27th of May with a race on the Nürburgring's 24-hour layout. It was the first such event to take place in Gran Turismo 7.
The opening race on the Nürburgring's 24-hour layout was won by Chevrolet's new signing Didico__15, who scored 450 points.
Round 2 took place on Sardegna - Road Track - C. The up-and-coming Brazilian TGT_BONELLI, racing for AMG, top-scored with 465 points, overtaking Didico__15 at the top of the leaderboard.
Round 3, which took place at the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit, was won by Didico__15, who scored 458 points.
Round 4 took place at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which boasts one of the world's best high-speed layouts. The top scorer in this round was Subaru's PX7-Lamb. Didico__15 suffered an unfortunate network error, and ended the round with 0 points.
The Daytona Road Course was the setting for Round 5, and Toyota's TFz_Calen24 managed to score an impressive 446 points. Didico__15, who had performed so well in the Nations Cup, could only score a relatively meagre 417 points.
The last race of the Season took place on the Suzuka Circuit, and was won by PX7-Lamb. He was only able to score 422 points, however, and therefore remained in fourth place overall. Didico__15 fought to the end to claim top spot, but another network error meant that he finished the round with 0 points, his dream of a Nations Cup and Manufacturers Cup double dashed.
The Season 1 title was therefore claimed by Toyota's IOF_RACING17, who had been steadily accumulating points throughout the course of the Season.
Despite never achieving a single super-high score like the second-placed TGT_BONELLI (AMG) and the third-placed Didico__15 (Chevrolet), IOF_RACING17 consistently scored in the upper 440s, and that was enough to see Toyota take the title.
■ GTWS Manufacturers Cup - 2022 Series - Season 1
Position / Manufacturer / Driver Name (PSN Online ID) / Points
1st / Toyota / IOF17 (IOF_RACING17) / 1341 Points
2nd / AMG / L. Bonelli (TGT_BONELLI) / 1335 Points
3rd / Chevrolet / A. Carrazza (Chevrolet) / 1325 Points