On 6 April, Toyota GAZOO Racing, an official partner of the FIA Gran Turismo Championships, has announced the details for the ‘TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2021' e-Motorsports series.
The ‘TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2021’ is a global race series continuing in the steps of the ‘GR Supra GT Cup’ which started in 2019. This year a unique regulation has been implemented where the vehicle to drive changes every Round, making this competition evolve into an even more attractive race series. The series will be fought using a wide lineup of cars such as the GR Supra, which reached 1.3 million in-game cars purchased since its inclusion in Gran Turismo Sport, followed by the GR Yaris, which reached 530,000 cars sold in-game, as well as the just announced GR 86 which is slated for inclusion in the game mid-year, and other dedicated racing cars.
The series opens on 25 April. This year's champion will be determined through eight races, including seven qualifying Rounds that start on that day plus the Final planned in December. Whether you participate yourself or root for your favourite driver, enjoy the world of e-Motorsports that provides a unique experience you can’t quite get in real world 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 law, and as such there might be cases where an entrant cannot progress through 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 changes.
|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 Rounds 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 those races in the 'Sport' mode of Gran Turismo Sport, 15 minutes prior to the race starting times.