Race Report

Nations Cup Rookie Calen Roach (CalenJRoach) Dominates Qualifiers!

The "Gran Turismo World Series" 2024 Online Qualifiers — Nations Cup officially got under way on Wednesday, April 17.

Round 1 - 24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit
Robert Heck (OP_RobbyHeck) clinched victory in the opening round, scoring a remarkable 449 points. Starting in 3rd place, Heck surged to the checkered flag with a two-second lead over his rivals.

Round 2 - Watkins Glen’s Long Course
Young American hopeful Calen Roach took the win, earning 433 points and demonstrating his potential early in the series.

Round 3 - Trial Mountain Circuit
Roach continued his momentum, starting in 2nd and seizing victory from several World Series regulars. He secured 453 points, placing himself at the top of the points ranking.

Round 4 - Lago Maggiore’s Reverse Layout
Seasoned American driver Kevan Pounder (AMS_Windfire1010) emerged victorious in this round, showcasing his experience and skill.

Round 5 - Daytona Road Course
In a high-speed battle with Gr.1 cars, Heck started in 3rd position and won a tight race against fellow American driver Dean Heldt, earning 415 points.

Round 6 - Spa-Francorchamps
With few leading drivers participating, Heck capitalized on the opportunity to collect 389 points, propelling him to 2nd place in the points ranking and securing a coveted spot at the World Series finals. Heck's controlled performance throughout the season earned him this prestigious position.

After six rounds of intense competition, it was Calen Roach who emerged as the overall champion. From his debut at last year's World Series, Roach has made significant strides, earning the chance to represent the North America region. With his improved speed this season, anticipation is high for his performance in the World Series finals.

Gran Turismo World Series' 2024 Online Qualifiers — Nations Cup
1st / US / Calen Roach (CalenJRoach) / 1298 Points
2nd / US / Robert Heck (OP_RobbyHeck) / 1279 Points
3rd / Canada / PRiMA_Quartz / 1227 Points