Honda Launches First Official Esport Event!

Honda Racing (HRC) has announced its inaugural Esport event, ‘Honda Racing eMS 2023’, set within the dynamic environment of Gran Turismo 7. This initiative aims to usher more players into the exhilarating world of motorsport while offering a delightful experience of mobility.

Key Details of Honda Racing eMS 2023

Honda Racing eMS GT Fastest Attack 2023
Starting from September 28, the first phase of the event, titled ‘Honda Racing eMS GT Fastest Attack 2023’, is a competitive time trial where participants strive to set record lap times using the Honda Civic Type R (FL5) ’22. Players will fall into two categories: the ‘U17 Class’ for ages 6-17 and the ‘Challenge Class’ for those 18 and above.

Eligibility and Classes

  • The event is open to players aged 6 and above who own or have access to a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 and a copy of Gran Turismo 7.
  • The U17 Class centers around the Suzuka Circuit in Japan with a qualifying time of ‘2 minutes 23.120 seconds’, mirroring the real-life lap record set in April 2022.
  • The Challenge Class focuses on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany with a qualifying time of ‘7 minutes 44.881 seconds’, representing the real-life lap record set in April 2023.

Grand Final Details

The top ten players from each class in Japan will secure a spot in the ‘GT Grand Final 2023’, taking place at the Honda Welcome Plaza in Aoyama, Tokyo, on December 10, 2023. For comprehensive details and schedules, keep an eye on Honda Racing’s official website.

Participation Rewards

Participants who set a time in the rankings will later receive the HRC Livery Honda Civic Type R (FL5) ’22 used in the time trial as a bonus. Moreover, players setting a time faster than the lap record in either class will receive an official certificate sent by Sony Interactive Entertainment to their registered PlayStation Network email address.


‘Honda Racing eMS 2023’ offers an unprecedented opportunity for gaming and motorsport enthusiasts to test their driving skills in a competitive yet enjoyable setting. Whether you are a young aspiring gamer or an experienced player, this event promises excitement and rewards for participation, setting the stage for a grand finale in December. Start your engines and may the fastest players win!