Toyota Motor Asia Pacific [TMAP], Toyota’s Asia*¹ Regional Headquarters for sales and marketing, is excited to announce its first-ever regional e-Motorsport event “GR Supra GT Cup ASIA 2020 - Regional Round”, scheduled to be held this year in October.
For all those car enthusiasts looking to pursue new challenge in the virtual world, here’s the chance to team-up with Toyota to feel real-racing excitement.
This performance packed series is sure to indulge the avid gamers and motorsport-lovers of Asia with even more fun drive & thrill. The racer must own the ultimate pure sports car, GR Supra within the digital realm on Gran Turismo Sport driving simulator on PlayStation4*², to conquer the dream to be the champion driver.
E-Motorsport has evolved to be a key pillar of TOYOTA GAZOO racing heritage. Last year, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing [TGR] commenced its e-Motorsport journey with the launch of its first GR Supra GT Cup, a global one-make race championship in “Gran Turismo SPORT”.
The event format will be a series of competitive stages leading to a knock-out tournament at the GR Supra GT Cup ASIA regional round. There will be five national teams entering the regional round, with three-qualifiers representing each participating country from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and India. Qualifying rounds will be hosted by Toyota distributors in each market.
The national qualifiers will compete at the regional round hosted by TMAP. All the participants & the winner get to enjoy great prizes, which will be announced at a later stage.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. David Nordstrom, Vice President at Toyota Motor Asia Pacific, said “Passion and sports just go together. This series is about possibilities to pursue one’s passion to make the mark as challenger in virtual sport.
In these challenging times, you need no more than the right track skills and strong desire to experience the thrill of driving the GR Supra on a real-time simulator.”
This season’s debut GR Supra GT Cup Asia series will be hosted on One Esports platform. One Esports is one of the fastest growing global e-Sports event organizers & digital media platform based in Asia.
Overview of GR Supra GT Cup ASIA 2020
|Host||Toyota Motor Asia Pacific|
|Event Representation||Regional Qualifier Level [Asia Region]|
|Race Name||GR Supra GT Cup ASIA 2020 – Regional Round|
|Event Series Period||July – October 2020
Regional Champion Final Selection: Oct 2020
|Event Location||Finals: One-day event will be held via On-line / Off-line Racing|
|Regional Round Participation Requirement||Console: PlayStation 4
Game: Gran Turismo Sport. Online purchase to be the owner of GR Supra [virtual game car for e-Race in Gran Turismo]
Age criteria: Must be 18 years old & above
|National Qualifier [country-level]||Top 3 National Qualifiers [from each country] will win the chance to enter the Regional e-Race to become the champion|
Stay tuned for more information on Regional Qualifiers’ participation registration announcement & timelines, racing circuits & rounds, entry procedures, regional round race format, etc., which will be uploaded on oneesports.gg in due course. Further, the GR Supra GT Cup Asia 2020 [Regional Round] live streaming details thereof, will also be published on a later date.
*1 Asia represents South and South East Asian countries
*2 ”PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. “PS4” is a trademark of the same company.
© 2019 Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Developed by Polyphony Digital Inc. ”Gran Turismo” logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc
Toyota Motor Asia Pacific is incorporated in Singapore and is the regional headquarters and subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, in respect of distribution in the Asia Pacific region and regional treasury activities. The principal activities of TMAP are marketing and sales of motor vehicles, mobility services, components parts, service parts and accessories as well as after sales customer service.