The launch of the GR Supra GT Cup last year signalled Toyota’s move to elevate the status of e-motorsports into one of the pillars of Toyota Gazoo Racing’s global motorsport activities. This is because e-motorsport has the unique ability to make racing and sports cars accessible and enjoyable to everybody, irrespective of age or location.
Since 2019, more than 800,000 people have become in-game owners of a GR Supra within the Gran Turismo Sport platform on the PlayStation 4. Of these, 30,000 drivers participated in the inaugural GR Supra GT Cup season, while more than 120,000 gamers were able to offer valuable feedback of their experience through questionnaires. All of which should make the 2020 championship better than ever.
The video below offers an insight into the drama and excitement of last year’s final. Further details of the 2020 championship are listed below, and additional information regarding each specific round will be published in due course on the GR Supra GT Cup chapter of the official Toyota Gazoo Racing website.
Outline of GR Supra GT Cup 2020
|RACE NAME||GR Supra GT Cup 2020|
|EVENT PERIOD||April to November 2020|
|EVENT LOCATION: QUALIFYING||Online across the world, seven rounds|
|EVENT LOCATION: FINAL||Live event in November 2020 alongside FIA GT Championship|
|REQUIREMENTS||All participants must be aged six or over. Each is required to own a copy of Gran Turismo Sport and be an in-game owner of a GR Supra|
NB: even if participants are in the top qualifying rounds online, those under the age of 13 may not be legally allowed to take part in the live final.
Schedule of GR Supra GT Cup 2020
|Qualifying||1||26 April||Fuji International Speedway (Japan)|
|2||17 May||Nürburgring (Germany)|
|3||7 June||Circuit de La Sarthe (France)|
|4||21 June||WeatherTech Raceway, Laguna Seca (USA)|
|5||5 July||Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Brazil)|
|6||19 July||Tokyo Expressway, South Inner Loop (Japan)|
|7||16 August||Mount Panorama (Australia)|
|Final||November||Real event (TBC)|
NB: Schedule and course may be subject to change.
Start times for GR Supra GT Cup 2020
|Asia||18:00 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Oceania||16:00 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)|
|Europe||16:00 (Central European Time); next day 00:00 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Middle East and Africa||16:00 (Central European Time); next day 00:00 (Japan Standard Time)|
|North America||19:00 (Pacific Standard Time); 22:00 (Eastern Standard Time); next day 06:00 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Latin America||19:00 (Pacific Standard Time); 22:00 (Eastern Standard Time); next day 06:00 (Japan Standard Time)|
NB: Qualifying rounds two and three will start 30 minutes before the above times. Start time may be subject to change.