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The 2019 Series Starts! Introducing the 'Gran Turismo World Tour - Paris'

The inaugural Series of the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships was concluded last year, and a new Series is just about to begin; ahead of this, the first 'Gran Turismo World Tour' live event of 2019 will be held in Paris, France, from the 16th to 17th of March.

The best competitors from last year’s FIA GT Championships will meet again at this World Tour event hosted at the Gabriel Pavilion in Paris.

As with the previous World Tours, there will be a Nations Cup, with individual competitors, and a Manufacturer Series, pitting manufacturer teams against each other. This event will offer a glimpse into the future of the 2019 Series; stay tuned for more!

Furthermore, an overview of the 'FIA GT Championships' 2019 Series competition structure will be presented during this event. Please follow the event through the Live broadcast section of Gran Turismo LIVE.

Comment from Gran Turismo Series Producer, Kazunori Yamauchi

“I am thrilled to be bringing back the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships. It is great to celebrate and connect all the wonderful and incredibly skilled GT competitors from across the world, and what better way to do so.

Last year was a great success and culminated in a nail-biting final in Monaco which crowned Igor Fraga (IOF_RACING17), Nations Cup Champion, whilst Lexus was driven to victory in the Manufacturer Series by Tyrell Meadows (GT_Academy2013), Vincent Rigaud (Oscaro_SkyPikmin) and Kanata Kawakami (Kawakana222). I am excited to see what this season has in store!”

Comment from FIA Deputy President for Sport, Graham Stoker

“Last year, the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships proved that the combination of Gran Turismo’s realistic simulation and exceptional skills of the drivers is a recipe for a world class event and the FIA is delighted to be supporting Yamauchi-san and the team once again. We genuinely believe this event can help shift gears and perceptions of online racing, and act as a turning point in the future of motorsport.”