TOKYO, Japan (05 April, 2021) – Polyphony Digital Inc., the maker of Gran Turismo and the FIA, enjoy announced that the ‘FIA Certified Gran Turismo™ Championships’ 2021 Series will birth up on Wednesday, 21st April. The total 2021 motion will occur online, with the quickest competitors having of venture to showcase their talents for the length of some particular declares all year lengthy.

The FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships is the place Esport meets motor sport increasing ultra-life like and thrilling racing inner Gran Turismo Sport. Created along with the governing body of world motor sport, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the championships began in 2018 and are open to any person (over 18and from a taking allotment country) with a duplicate of the sport and a PS Plus subscription.

Players can enter two plenty of sequence: the Nations Cup is a person competitors with avid gamers competing on behalf of their countries; within the Producer Series, avid gamers compete on behalf of their chosen manufacturer.

The winners of each and every are honoured per annum on the FIA Prize Giving Ceremony alongside the champions of real-world motor sport. Final year, a dominant season by Jap racer Takuma Miyazono saw him crowned Nations Cup Champion besides to being allotment of the victorious Workers Subaru within the Producer Series alongside Mikail Hizal (TUR) and Daniel Solis (USA).

Following a thrilling World Tour tournament in Sydney, the rest of the 2020 motion took space online, with some fiercely contested Regional Finals preceding an pleasing three-day World Finals tournament. The FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships finished major development with over two million fling entries from bigger than 159,000 competitors. There had been 120 million views of championship teach on our have channels with followers rising by nearly half of-a-million folks. The scene is location for a the truth is perfect more thrilling 2021 season that contains the next aspects:

ONLINE STAGE 1 – runs from 21 April and concludes on 26 June. Competitors from across the world will fling online over 10 rounds of the Producer Series (taking space on Wednesdays) and 10 rounds of the Nations Cup (on Saturdays).

‘WORLD SERIES’ 1 & 2 – this era could perchance also survey the world top 16 Nations Cup and top 12 Producer Series competitors (before the total lot chosen from the 2020 World Finals) taking allotment in two contemporary ‘World Series’ occasions that will likely be broadcast on Sunday, 6 June and Sunday, 11 July respectively.

‘WORLD SERIES SHOWDOWN’ – The stop of On-line Stage 1 affords of venture to its handiest 16 Nations Cup competitors to scenario for a space within the World Series and World Finals against the 16 elite avid gamers who contested the first two World Series occasions. At the equivalent time, team duties will return for the Producer Series with 12 groups of three racers contesting their ‘Showdown’ with World Finals points at stake. The Producer Series World Series Showdown will likely be broadcast on Saturday, 21 August and the Nations Cup on Sunday, 22 August.

ONLINE STAGE 2 – Working from 7 July till 25 September a extra 10 rounds every for the Nations Cup and Producer Series provide of venture for competitors to contend with their space in December’s World Finals.

‘WORLD SERIES’ 3 & 4 – A brand contemporary-appreciate elite team of avid gamers will contest two more fling occasions location to be broadcast on 3 October and 14 November.

WORLD FINALS – Three days of World Finals will likely be broadcast on Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December. Friday aspects the toughen sequence, Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup. Saturday’s Producer Series final will another time survey 12 manufacturer groups of three drivers contesting a sequence of races. Sunday’s finale will likely be the Nations Cup World Final with the 16 established World Series competitors challenged by 16 contemporary racers who enjoy obtained their space in On-line Stage 2.

“Attributable to the attain of Covid-19, we are lacking the ambiance of our World Series Occasions and the chance to fulfill our beautiful competitors straight, however we’re lucky that we are in a position to aloof take a look at contemporary suggestions and proceed to develop the FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships even in this online environment,” explains Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi.

“We’re mad by the contemporary format for the sequence this year and, with contemporary inclinations in our broadcast production integrating contemporary technologies, we are distinct that we are in a position to repeat everybody even more thrilling racing motion. Whereas we are looking ahead to getting again to assembly up with competitors and audiences in person, we feel it is correct to assist the Championships purely online in 2021. I wish all of the fabulous competitors who will contend with their skill by a competitors bright several million folks, each and every folks who we already know in person and those that will likely be up and coming this year, the ideal of success, and thanks for his or her continued toughen.

“I’m happy that we’re going to survey some breath-taking, high-level racing another time this year.”

The FIA’s Deputy President for Sport, Graham Stoker, said: “We’re entering the fourth year of a extremely stable relationship with Gran Turismo and it has been so successful. Digital Motor Sport has technique to the fore for the length of the pandemic, and it changed into once huge to survey so many competitors taking allotment within the Championships final year and to explore this form of thrilling World Finals. With previous winners from Brazil and Germany joined by final year’s winner from Japan, this is proving to be a the truth is world sequence.”

Anna Nordkvist, FIA Digital Motor Sport Price President, added: “Attentive to the ought to lift the discipline’s stakeholders together in an ecosystem that advantages everybody, the FIA has worked on a strategic plot for Digital Motor Sport, which objectives to promote its inherent qualities, namely mass participation, vary, its affordability and its doable to drive passion in motor sport and switch valid into a grassroots discipline in its have correct. The FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships are the truth is some of the principle resources of this system and we strongly take into consideration that the lengthy urge is racy for this contemporary impact of racing!”


Impart that the age restrict is 21 in Heart Jap countries

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About the FIA Certified Gran Turismo™ Championships

The FIA Certified Gran Turismo™ Championships had been launched in 2018 by Sony Interactive Leisure and Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital and certified by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (the governing body of world motor sport). The thrilling contemporary sport is an Esport and motorsport hybrid played out on the successful Gran Turismo Sport sport on PlayStation®4.

The Championships consist of two sequence. The Nations Cup is a person competitors with avid gamers competing on behalf of their countries. For the Producer Series, avid gamers compete on behalf of their chosen manufacturer.

FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships winners:

Nations Cup

Producer Series


Igor Fraga (BRA)

Workers Lexus – Tyrell Meadows (USA), Vincent Rigaud (FRA), Kanata Kawakami (JPN)


Mikail Hizal (DEU)

Workers Toyota – Igor Fraga (BRA), Rayan Derrouiche (FRA), Tomoaki Yamanaka (JPN)


Takuma Miyazono (JPN)

Workers Subaru – Mikail Hizal (TUR), Takuma Miyazono (JPN), Daniel Solis (USA)

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