The details of the next “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2023,” which will take place in Gran Turismo 7, were disclosed by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) on April 4th. The GR series of vehicles, some of which are unique racing variants, will be used in the e-Motorsports competition. The championship will consist of seven online global qualifying rounds, followed by a Grand Final in November that will include the top 24 racers from all over the globe.
Since the legendary AE86, the Sprinter Trueno, and the Corolla Levin will all be racing in the first round of qualifying, the competition is sure to be exceptionally exciting. In Round 3, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place. To mark the occasion, participants will get a Toyota GR010 Hybrid with the 2023 livery as their prize.
Players get to take part in a variety of different racing events that provide interesting partnering options via the TGR GT Cup. For example, Round 4 focuses on the “Virtual GR86/BRZ Cup,” while Round 6 highlights the Gr.3 competition, which includes vehicles from Mazda and Subaru, two other manufacturers who compete in the Super Taikyu Series.
Each qualifying round will include a skill-based league structure in order to broaden the appeal of e-Motorsports to a wider audience of participants. This system will organize players according to their ability level, with the GT1 League serving as the highest level, followed by the GT2 and GT3 leagues. The ranking of each league will be published, enabling players of varying skill levels to take part.
|Championship Name||TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2023|
|Period||April – November, 2023|
|Organiser||TOYOTA GAZOO Racing|
|Locations||Qualifying: 7 Rounds online, worldwide|
|Final||To be held in conjunction with the Gran Turismo World Series in November|
|Entry criteria||Owner of a PS5™ or PS4™ and a copy of ‘Gran Turismo 7’ for PS4™ or PS5™, aged 6 or over (*1)|
(*1) The eligibility age varies according to each participating country’s regulations, and as such there may be cases where entrants will not be able to advance to the live event despite being ranked at the top for their region.
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|Rd.1||30 April||Sprinter Trueno / Corolla Levin (AE86) ’83||Fuji International Speedway|
|Rd.2||14 May||GR Yaris ’20||Sardegna – Road Track – B|
|Rd.3||4 June||GR010 HYBRID ’21||24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit|
|Rd.4||25 June||Virtual GR86/BRZ Cup||Autopolis|
|Rd.5||16 July||GR Supra Race Car ’19|
|Rd.6||6 August||MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT|
SUBARU BRZ GT300 ’21
GR Supra Racing Concept ’18
|Grand Valley – Highway 1|
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2023 Grand Final Overview (Planned)
|Location||To be held offline in conjunction with the Gran Turismo World Series|
|Entry criteria||– From 5 Regions defined by the Gran Turismo World Series, 21 competitors with the highest number of points earned from the top 4 Rounds out of the 7 total;|
– TGR drivers (Regional Finals selected competitors.) (*2)
For a total of 24 drivers.
|Region||Number of Competitor Selections|
|Central & South America||3|
|TGR Slot (*2)||3|
(*2) Competitors selected from local activities of TGR (Regional Finals.)