The time has come! 56 of the best Gran Turismo racers from 19 countries will put everything on the line this week in Monaco to become the Nations Cup and Manufacturer Series World Champions.
The Gran Turismo Championship World Finals Events will start this Friday the 22nd November 2019 where the six-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Gran Turismo series creator, Kazunori Yamauchi will be making a special announcement for an upcoming PlayStation Store DLC for Gran Turismo Sport.
Following the announcement, Lewis Hamilton will also be participating in the Pro Am race where he would be teamed-up with a GT Competitor racing against a team of special guests and media drivers.
The battle for 1st continues throughout Saturday and Sunday (23rd + 24th) as the world’s fastest GT drivers compete in the Manufacturer Series and Nations Cup Finals through various rounds of eliminations.
For the Manufacturer Series, the top 12 manufacturers chosen based on results of the 2019 Manufacturer Series will compete in teams of 3. There will be 3 races – Race 1, Race 2, and a Grand Final with the final result determined based on the total number of points from all 3 races.
In Nations Cup, 24 competitors each of whom qualified based on results from each of the 2019 Series World Championships will compete in a 3-day tournament, including Qualifying, Semi-Final, Repechage, and Grand Final.
Adding to the competitive tension at the Monaco Finals this weekend is the introduction of the legendary Laguna Seca Raceway. Tucked away in one of the most picturesque regions of America’s west coast, Laguna Seca Raceway is located about 190 km south of San Francisco in the state of California. The historic track was founded officially in 1957, but its roots are firmly embedded in the Pebble Beach Road Races that began in 1950. It has hosted everything from IndyCar races to the World Superbike Championships, and features the most famous S-curve in the world: the Corkscrew.
While this circuit is nothing new to Gran Turismo drivers, this would be the first time Laguna Seca Raceway is appearing in GT Sport, so get ready to witness some exciting racing this weekend as they world’s best GT gamers will be battling each other on this track for the first time.
In addition to an exciting weekend of intense racing and announcements, there will be two new Gran Turismo partnership vehicles that would be unveiled through the livestream:
Mazda will release images of the MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT, joining the FIA Gran Turismo Championships from 2020!
Lamborghini will be unveiling the Lamborghini Vision Gran Turismo full scale vehicle. In case you’ve missed it, here’s the teaser video that was released earlier in the week.
Where can I see the action?
You can catch the race live at the following times:
Friday, 22nd November, 5pm GMT to 7pm GMT
Nations Cup: Qualifying Races
Saturday, 23rd November, 5pm GMT to 7pm GMT
Manufacturer Series World Finals
Sunday, 24th November, 5pm GMT to 7pm GMT
Nations Cup World Finals
Link to the live stream with commentary for your respective languages and details including the tournament structure + race formats can be found here.