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.
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Outline of TGR GT Cup 2023
|Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup 2023
|April – November 2023
|Qualifying: online, worldwide, with seven rounds Final: to be held in conjunction with the Gran Turismo World Series in November
|Owners 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.
|Sprinter Trueno/Corolla Levin (AE86) ’83
|Fuji International Speedway
|GR Yaris ’20
|Sardinia – Road Track B
|GR010 Hybrid ’21
|Le Mans 24 Hours Circuit
|Virtual GR86/BRZ Cup
|GR Supra Race Car ’19 86 Gr4 (Gr4 Select）
|Mazda RX Vision GT3 Concept Subaru BRZ GT300 ‘21 GR Supra Racing Concept ’18 (Gr3 select)
|Grand Valley Highway 1
*Schedule and courses may be subject to change.
TGR GT Cup Final outline
|To be held offline in conjunction with the Gran Turismo World Series
|The 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.
|Number of selected drivers
|Europe, Middle East and Africa
|Central and South America
*３ 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”.