The FIA Certified GT Championships 2020 series is gearing up again and drivers can enter two distinct series. The Nations Cup is an individual competition where players compete under their national flag. In the Manufacturer Series, competitors represent their favorite make against all other participating manufacturers.
The Gran Turismo Championship is certified by the (FIA) Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile. Beginning in 2018 the Championships has seen success in the last years working to shift gears and perceptions of online racing, encouraging supporters, manufacturers, real world racers, media and FIA experts to consider it as a turning point in the future of motorsport.
So, how does the new season look?
- The FIA Gran Turismo Championships are split into three Stages each consisting of 10 Rounds.
- The Championships are also split into five Regions across the globe: EMEA; Asia; North America; Central & South America; and Oceania.
- During each Stage, the top ranked players will be invited to compete against each other in their own Top 16 Superstars races.
All of the Top 16 Superstars races will be broadcast on the official Gran Turismo YouTube channel with the first broadcast of each of the Regions set to take place as follows:
- EMEA and Asia Regions Sunday: May 3
- North America and Central & South America Regions: May 4
How do I participate?
- Eligible players who wish to join the competition must complete the GT Sport Mode registration form which is available via the ‘Sport Mode’ within the game.
- After selecting to race in either the ‘Nations Cup’ or ‘Manufacturer Series’ Championship, or both, they will need to register for and compete in online races which take place on given dates and times.
- Scores are tallied at the end of each Stage by totalling the points earned in their best races from all previous Rounds which will determine their position in the overall ranking.
Where can I see the action?
- All of the Top 16 Superstars races will be broadcast on the official Gran Turismo YouTube channel with the first broadcast of the EMEA and Asia Regions set to take place on Sunday, May 3, and can be seen in North America; Central & South America; and Oceania on May 4.
- Due to the current Covid-19 situation, there are currently no live showcases planned to bring together the top leaders of the online stages, but that doesn’t mean the tension on the tracks of these Top 16 Superstars races will be any less compelling.
All information on the new season and how to watch the streams can be found here: https://www.gran-turismo.com/world/gtsport/fia_championships/