Toyota Gazoo Racing announce TGR GT Cup 2023 e-Motorsports competition

4 April 2023

The Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup (TGR GT Cup) will take place in 2023, on online race featured in Gran Turismo 7 for PlayStation®5*1 (PS5™) and PlayStation®4*1 (PS4®).

The TGR GT Cup is a global competition in which the GR line-up, dedicated race machines and other cars participate in competitive racing through the season. The 2023 event – marking TGR’s fifth year of e-Motorsports – will include a collaborative round with Mazda and Subaru, TGR’s partners in Japan’s Super Taikyu endurance touring car/GT series. Seven qualifying rounds will be held online, with the world’s top 24 players going forward to the final.

The opening race features the AE86 Corolla (also known as the Sprinter Trueno and Corolla Levin), a popular car in the Gran Turismo series. The third round will be a virtual version of the Le Mans 24 Hours, which marks its centenary this year. Everyone entering the event will receive a Toyota GR010 Hybrid in its 2023 livery, commemorating the fifth year of TGR’s e-Motorsports activities. Round four will be a virtual GR86/BRZ Cup race, held in partnership with Subaru.

Each qualifying round will feature a league system, according to the drivers’ skill levels: a top-level GT1 League, and additional GR2 and GR3 leagues. Rankings are displayed for each league, making it easier for everyone, including beginners, to take part. Participants are advised to check the opening times shown in Gran Turismo, as these will vary according to league.

Further e-Motorsport activity will include a Bridgestone GT Time Trial U17 by Toyota Gazoo Racing, for participants aged 17 or younger. Details of this competition will be announced at a later date.

*1 ”PlayStation”, “PS5”, and “PS4” are registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
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Outline of TGR GT Cup 2023

Event nameToyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup 2023
Event periodApril – November 2023
Event locationQualifying: online, worldwide, with seven rounds Final: to be held in conjunction with the Gran Turismo World Series in November
Participation requirementsOwners of PS5™ or PS4®, owners of “Gran Turismo 7” for PS4® or PS5™ with software. Participants must be six years old or older*2

*2 Under the laws of the participating countries or regions, participants may not be able to compete in the final if they do not meet the age criteria, even if they are in the top qualifying rounds online.

Race schedule

RoundDateFeatured carsCourse
QualifyingRd130 AprilSprinter Trueno/Corolla Levin (AE86) ’83Fuji International Speedway
Rd214 MayGR Yaris ’20Sardinia – Road Track B
Rd34 JuneGR010 Hybrid ’21Le Mans 24 Hours Circuit
Rd425 JuneVirtual GR86/BRZ CupAutopolis
Rd516 JulyGR Supra Race Car ’19 86 Gr4 (Gr4 Select)Nürburgring Sprint
Rd66 AugustMazda RX Vision GT3 Concept Subaru BRZ GT300 ‘21 GR Supra Racing Concept ’18 (Gr3 select)  Grand Valley Highway 1
Rd7August 27TBATBA
Grand FinalNovemberTBA

*Schedule and courses may be subject to change.

TGR GT Cup Final outline

LocationTo be held offline in conjunction with the Gran Turismo World Series
Race OverviewThe top 24 drivers will be invited to take part: 21 from among those achieving the highest four total scores in Rounds 1 – 7 of online races from the five regions specified by the Gran Turismo World Series, and 3 from the TGR allotment (regional finalists)*3.
RegionNumber of selected drivers
Europe, Middle East and Africa9
North America3
Central and South America3
TGR allotment*33

* Drivers selected from TGR’s regional finals


Note to editors

Detailed information, including the circuits to be used in each round, will be published in due course on the TGR GT Cup section of the TGR official website.


Entries for each race will open 15 minutes before the start of each race in the “sports mode” of the “Gran Turismo 7”.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing announce TGR GT Cup 2023 e-Motorsports competition


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