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GR SUPRA GT CUP ANNOUNCED - WHO IS THE FASTEST SUPRA DRIVER?

** Gran Turismo Sport will feature its first global one-make competition to find the fastest Supra driver **
** Mount Panorama in Bathurst to feature as Round 8 of the championship on July 13th **
** Input from racers in the championship will feed into real world future development of the Supra **



TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) announces the outline of the GR Supra GT Cup, that is the first global one-make race in the Gran Turismo Sport for PlayStation®1 4 (PS4®).

From this year, by involving e-motorsports as one of the pillars of TGR motorsports activities, we are actively working to make motorsports and sport cars more accessible and enjoyable across generations and around the world. We hope that many more Gran Turismo drivers will experience the GR Supra2 and that we can obtain their feedback and evaluation of the GR Supra, to enhance the real Supra in the coming years.


1 "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. "PS4" is a trademark of the same company.
© 2019 Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Developed by Polyphony Digital Inc. "Gran Turismo" logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
2 Name used for marketing and other promotional communications.


GR Supra GT Cup Outline

Race nameGR Supra GT Cup
Event periodApril-October 2019
Event location

Preliminary rounds: online, across the world (13 rounds)

Final: an event will be held at the Tokyo Motor Show in October (Tokyo)
Participation requirementsOwner of the Gran Turismo Sport for PS4® and PS4® software and also a GR Supra owner on the Gran Turismo. Participants must be six years old or older3

3 Under the laws of the participating countries, even if participants are in the top qualifying rounds online, those who are under the age of 13 years may not be able to participate in the final (real event).

Schedule*

RoundDate Course
Preliminary roundsRd. 1April 27Fuji International Speedway (Japan)
Rd. 2May 4Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain)
Rd. 3May 11Blue Moon Bay Speedway (U.S.A.)
Rd. 4May 18Circuit de La Sarthe (France)
Rd. 5May 25The Nürburgring (Germany)
Rd. 6June 29Red Bull Ring (Austria)
Rd. 7July 6Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Brazil)
Rd. 8July 13Mount Panorama (Australia)
Rd. 9July 27Tokyo Expressway: South Inner loop (Japan)
Rd. 10August 3Willow Springs International Raceway: Big Willow (U.S.A.)
Rd. 11August 10L'Autodromo Nazionale di Monza (Italy)
Rd. 12August 17Suzuka Circuit (Japan)
Rd. 13September 7The Nürburgring (Germany)
FinalsGR Supra GT CupLate OctoberTBD

*Schedule and course are subject to change.

Detailed information including the circuits to be used in each round will be published in due course on the GR Supra GT Cup section of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing website.

Start time (differs according to the five regions below)

RegionStart time
Asia19:00 (JST)
Oceania

16:00 (AEST) 18:00 (NZST)

Europe/Middle East/Africa16:00 (UTC)
North America14:00 (PDT) 17:00 (EDT)
Central/South America18:00 (BRT) 16:00 (CDT, Mexico)

※Rd.4, Rd.5 and Rd.13 will start 30 minutes before the above times. Start times are subject to change.

Also, entries for each race will open 15 minutes before the start of each race at "sports mode" of the Gran Turismo SPORT.


For more information, please contact:

Orlando Rodriguez
Senior Public Affairs Specialist - Commercial Vehicles
Mob: 0413 250 507
orlando.rodriguez@toyota.com.au

Brodie Bott
Manager, Public Affairs
Mob: 0448 027 143
brodie.bott@toyota.com.au



 
IMAGES

Who is the fastest? Poster for upcoming Supra GT Cup
Players Wanted: Poster for upcoming Supra GT Cup
In game image of Red Supra in pits
In game image of the Supra's interior
In games image of a Trio of Supra's on a summit
In games image of a Supra in a desert cave
VIDEOS
GR Supra GT Cup, the first global one-make race in the Gran Turismo Sport for PlayStation® 4 (PS4®)