As we enter our fourth 12 months of the FIA Licensed Gran Turismo Championships I’m no much less excited than I used to be again in 2018. Final 12 months was a implausible season of racing and we finally noticed a dominant show from Japanese racer Takuma Miyazono that noticed him turn into Nations Cup Champion in addition to being a part of Workforce Subaru, alongside Mikail Hizal (TUR) and Daniel Solis (USA), who gained the Producer Sequence.
Because of the impact of Covid-19, we’re lacking the ambiance of our reside World Excursions and the chance to satisfy our great opponents immediately, however we’re fortunate that we are able to nonetheless take a look at new concepts and proceed to develop the FIA Gran Turismo Championships even on this on-line solely surroundings.
We’re excited by the brand new format for the sequence this 12 months and, with new developments in our broadcast manufacturing integrating new applied sciences, we’re sure that we are able to present everybody much more thrilling racing motion.
Whereas we’re trying ahead to getting again to assembly up with opponents and audiences in particular person, we really feel it’s proper to maintain the Championships purely on-line in 2021. I want the most effective of luck to all the implausible opponents who will take part throughout the competitors.
The FIA Gran Turismo Championships will begin on Wednesday, April 21 – so if you wish to enter then be sure to enroll in Sports activities Mode on GT Sport – you’ll find the total phrases and circumstances right here.
Particulars of the totally different levels and all of our new broadcasts may be seen beneath. As a reminder, the Championship includes a ‘Nations Cup’, the place drivers compete for his or her nation, and a ‘Producer Sequence’, the place they compete for one of many producers featured in-game, every has a barely totally different construction. For anybody , be sure to observe us on our social channels and take a look at gran-turismo.com to make sure to not miss any of the motion and get full particulars on how one can take part, and watch the 2021 Season. Little doubt we’ll see some breath-taking, high-level racing once more this 12 months in each the Nations Cup and Producer Sequence.
ONLINE STAGE 1 – runs from April 21 and concludes on June 26. Rivals from around the globe will race on-line over 10 rounds of the Producer Sequence (going down on Wednesdays) and 10 rounds of the Nations Cup (on Saturdays).
‘WORLD SERIES’ 1 & 2 – this era can even see the worldwide prime 16 Nations Cup and prime 12 Producer Sequence opponents (initially chosen from the 2020 World Finals) collaborating in two new ‘World Sequence’ occasions that will likely be broadcast on Sunday, June 6, and Sunday, July 11, respectively.
‘WORLD SERIES SHOWDOWN’ – The top of On-line Stage 1 provides an opportunity to its greatest 16 Nations Cup opponents to problem for a spot within the World Sequence and World Finals in opposition to the 16 elite gamers who contested the primary two World Sequence occasions. On the identical time, group duties will return for the Producer Sequence with 12 groups of three racers contesting their ‘Showdown’ with World Finals factors at stake. The Producer Sequence World Sequence Showdown will likely be broadcast on Saturday, August 21 and the Nations Cup on Sunday, August 22.
ONLINE STAGE 2 – Operating from July 7 till September 25 an additional 10 rounds every for the Nations Cup and Producer Sequence provide an opportunity for opponents to win their place in December’s World Finals.
‘WORLD SERIES’ 3 & 4 – A brand new-look elite group of gamers will contest two extra race occasions set to be broadcast on Three October and 14 November.
WORLD FINALS – Three days of World Finals will likely be broadcast on Friday 3, Saturday Four and Sunday 5 December. Friday options the help sequence, Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup. Saturday’s Producer Sequence closing will once more see 12 producer groups of three drivers contesting a sequence of races. Sunday’s finale would be the Nations Cup World Ultimate with the 16 established World Sequence opponents challenged by 16 new racers who’ve gained their place in On-line Stage 2.