Competitive racing returns to Gran Turismo from the start of the 2022 Gran Turismo World Series on Friday May 27 and Saturday May 28, the first rounds of Season 1 Online. Any player who owns a copy of Gran Turismo 7 for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 can enter the series by heading to Sports Mode* in-game. Once there, register for the Nations Cup, where you compete for the individual glory on behalf of your home country, and/or the Manufacturers Cup, in which you enter into a virtual contract to compete on behalf of your favorite automaker.
We’re really excited that after two years of all the action happening with players online from home, the Gran Turismo World Series (formerly the FIA Gran Turismo Championships) will feature live events in 2022 where the best players from around the world gather to compete on stage in front of the cameras.
The top riders from the first online season will be invited to take part in a three-day World Series Showdown in July against the cream of the 2021 championship at the spectacular Red Bull Hangar 7 in Salzburg, Austria.
The World Series then continues online with Season 2, with the fastest runners invited to challenge established stars in the World Finals. After a two-year hiatus, the finals return to the prestigious Sporting Monte Carlo, which hosted the 2018 and 2019 World Finals.
In addition to the two in-person live events, fans can watch the top riders go head-to-head in a series of six streams that will feature the top riders from the Nations Cup and Manufacturer Cup.
Italian Valerio Gallo (21) will be looking to defend his 2021 Nations Cup title while two-time Constructors’ Cup champions Toyota are the team to beat in this series. A new team will hunt them down as luxury car maker Genesis joins the Gran Turismo World Series as an official partner, securing Team Genesis a spot in the Manufacturer Cup’s flagship events.
Genesis is joined as a new partner by Italian brake company Brembo. The two brands will be added to the contributions of long-time partners Michelin, Toyota, Mazda, Alpha and BBS who have contributed to enriching both the game and the championships.
The Gran Turismo World Series will be great to watch, but also provides a competitive platform for anyone wanting to try online racing. You will be paired up in races with people of a similar level so you can race for fun. But if you’re quick and determined enough, you can reach the highest level and join us at one of our fantastic live events where we’re expecting an electric atmosphere after a two-year hiatus.
* Features require internet connection.