As we enter our fourth year of the FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships, I am no less excited than I was back in 2018. Last year has been a fantastic racing season and we have finally seen a dominant display. of Japanese rider Takuma Miyazono who saw him become Nations Cup Champion in addition to being part of Team Subaru, alongside Mikail Hizal (TUR) and Daniel Solis (USA), winner of the Manufacturer Series.
Due to the effect of Covid-19, we miss the atmosphere of our Live World Tours and the opportunity to directly meet our wonderful competitors, but we are fortunate to still be able to test new ideas and continue to develop them. FIA Gran Turismo championships. even in this online environment only.
We’re excited about the new series format this year and, with new developments in our broadcast production incorporating new technologies, we’re sure we can show everyone even more exciting races.
While we look forward to reuniting with the competitors and the public in person, we believe it is fair to keep the championships purely online in 2021. I wish all the fantastic competitors the best of luck as they enter the competition. .
The FIA Gran Turismo Championships will start on Wednesday April 21 – so if you want to participate, be sure to register for Sport mode on GT Sport – you can find the full terms and conditions here.
You will find below the details of the different stages and all our new issues. As a reminder, the Championship includes a “Nations Cup”, where the drivers compete for their country, and a “Constructors Series”, where they compete for one of the manufacturers present in the game, each has a slightly different structure. For anyone interested, be sure to follow us on our social media and check out gran-turismo.com to make sure you don’t miss any of the action and get all the details on how to participate and watch the 2021 season. There is no doubt that this year we will see some breathtaking top-level races again, both in the Nations Cup and in the Manufacturer Series.
STEP 1 ONLINE – runs from April 21 and ends on June 26. Competitors from around the world will race online over 10 Manufacturer Series rounds (taking place on Wednesday) and 10 Nations Cup rounds (Saturday).
‘WORLD SERIES’ 1 & 2 – this period will also see the world top 16 of the Nations Cup and the 12 best competitors of the Manufacturer Series (initially selected from the 2020 world final) participate in two new events of the world series which will be broadcast on Sunday 6 June and Sunday, July 11, respectively.
PRESENTATION OF THE WORLD SERIES‘- The end of Phase 1 online gives its top 16 Nations Cup competitors a chance to fight for a place in the World Series and the World Final against the 16 elite players who competed in the first two rounds of the World Series. At the same time, team duties will return for the Manufacturer Series with 12 teams of three riders competing in their Showdown with World Final points in play. The Manufacturer Series World Series Showdown will be broadcast on Saturday August 21 and the Nations Cup on Sunday August 22.
STEP 2 ONLINE – From July 7 to September 25, 10 additional rounds each for the Nations Cup and the Constructors’ Series offer a chance for competitors to win their place in the world final in December.
‘WORLD SERIES’ 3 & 4 – A new elite group of players will compete in two more racing events which will air on October 3 and November 14.
WORLD FINALS – Three days of world finals will be broadcast on Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December. Friday presents the assistance series, the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup. Saturday’s Manufacturer Series final will once again see 12 constructor teams of three drivers competing in a series of races. Sunday’s final will be the Nations Cup World Final with the 16 established World Series competitors challenged by 16 new riders who earned their places in the second row in a row.