Next Gran Turismo Sport update to include GR Yaris time trial

The next Gran Turismo Sport update, due on 13 November, will make the GR Yaris available to e-motorsport enthusiasts. Update 1.62 for the PlayStation 4 racing game is also set to feature a time trial event for the all-new hot hatch.

The time trial will be based at Sardegna – Windmills, a two-mile off-road course that will offer an opportunity for the GR Yaris’s four-wheel-drive system to be tested to the limit in the online environment.

Read more How to configure and buy the real GR Yaris

From the day of the Gran Turismo Sport update until 13 December, players who acquire GR Yaris in the game will be able to register for the time trial.

How to take part in the GR Yaris time trial

Step one – Launch the game

Switch on your PlayStation4 console and insert the Gran Turismo Sport game disc (if you intend to use the download version, please download the game from the PlayStation Store and install it). Check that you are connected to the internet and select the Gran Turismo Sport icon to launch the game.

If your PS4 system software or your Gran Turismo Sport version is not up to date, you will be shown an update prompt on screen. You cannot select Sport mode on Gran Turismo Sport unless both the system software and game software are up to date.

Step two – Engage Sport mode

When the title screen of Gran Turismo Sport appears on your display, click on the ‘Sport’ menu at the top-left of the screen, then select ‘Race Entry’ from the drop-down menu. However, if you are using Sport mode for the first time, you must select ‘Racing Etiquette’ and watch two videos on sportsmanship before you can participate.

In addition, you will also have to agree to all the relevant terms and conditions for Sport mode and complete the Sport mode registration form by entering a contact email address and your residence details.

Step three – Purchase your car

After selecting ‘Race Entry’, check that the ‘GR Yaris time trial’ option is displayed; then, return to the main screen, and click on the ‘Brand Central’ menu to purchase your car.

Purchasing your car using in-game credits:

  1. Click on the ‘Brand Central’ menu at the top of the title screen.
  2. Select ‘Asia-Pacific’ > ‘Toyota’ > ‘Showroom’, in this order.
  3. Select the ‘GR Yaris RZ High Performance 20’ on the car selection screen.
  4. Select the body colour from the options at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Select ‘Purchase’ to purchase the car, using 100,000 in-game credits.

Purchasing your car on the PlayStation Store:

  1. Click on the ‘Brand Central’ menu at the top of the title screen.
  2. Select ‘Asia-Pacific’ > ‘Toyota’ > ‘Showroom’, in this order.
  3. Select the ‘GR Yaris RZ High Performance 20’ on the car selection screen.
  4. Select the body colour from the options at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Select ‘PlayStation Store’ and you will be redirected to the PlayStation Store purchase screen.
  6. Select ‘Add to Basket’ on the left-side of the screen, and you will be redirected to the shopping cart screen.
  7. Select your favoured payment method and purchase your car.

Step four – Register your entry

Return to the ‘GR Yaris time trial’ option from the ‘Race Entry’ menu, and register your entry. You can practice driving on the course until entries open.

Step five – Get ready for action

When the entry period opens, you will be able to click on the ‘Entry’ button. After clicking on the ‘Entry’ button, you can choose either to practice driving until your opponents have been confirmed or simply wait until the race begins.

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