Gran Turismo celebrates 25th Anniversary – Heads to Monaco for four-Day GT World Finals

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We are very excited to be hosting our first live and in-person Gran Turismo World Series World Finals since 2019. Fittingly we are returning to Le Sporting Monte Carlo, the venue for the inaugural World Finals in 2018, as well as the 2019 iteration.

We’ll have 56 of the world’s fastest Gran Turismo racers from 19 different countries gathering in Monaco from 24 to 27 November to compete in three separate championships.

A festival of racing

Opening this festival of racing will be the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup where 24 drivers will battle it out for the title. The on-track action will be broadcast live from 1600 UTC on Thursday, November 24.

Friday, November 25 sees 30 drivers taking to the virtual track for the Nations Cup Regional Finals. As well as crowning the champions of the Asia-Oceania, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), and Americas regions, Friday’s live stream (also at 1600 UTC) will select the 12 drivers who will progress to the all-important Nations Cup Grand Final on Sunday, November 27 (live at 1600 UTC).

The two Nations Cup events sandwich the Manufacturers Cup which takes place on Saturday, November 26 (you guessed it, at 1600 UTC!). The Manufacturers Cup pits 12 teams of three drivers against each other on behalf of some of Gran Turismo’s leading manufacturer partners.

Celebrating 25 years of Gran Turismo

It’s a special time to be hosting these finals as it marks a start of Gran Turismo’s 25th anniversary celebrations and I’ll be looking back over those 25 years and glimpsing the future on stage during the event. Since the first Gran Turismo, it was always my ambition to see a competitive, global championship evolve, so it will be immensely satisfying to crown our world champions at the weekend, and I know we are in store for some incredible racing.

In-game gifts and chances to win

This celebration of racing and Gran Turismo is not just for those of us lucky enough to be in Monaco.

The World Map in Gran Turismo 7 will be updated to show four banners on the top right:

  • From November 24 to 27
    • The World Series banner gives more information about the World Finals and enables you to watch the streams.
  • From November 17 to 27
    • The Bonus Campaign is for predicting the winners of the three Championships right up to the moment the broadcast starts for your chance to win credits.
    • You can win 1 million in-game Credit (Cr.) for each event guessed correctly 
    • You can only choose once for each event, so be sure you pick your winner of choice
  • From November 25 to December 5
    • The Viewer’s Campaign is to reward anyone watching our streams live each day via an online quiz mechanism.
    • Watch the World Final and answer quiz questions to get early access to the Ferrari Vision GT and other in-game items
    • Entry will be open on each day for 24-hours from the start of the broadcast
    • Entry Period
      • Day 1 – Friday, November 25 at 8: 00am PT to Saturday, November 26 at 8: 00am PT 
        • Prize – 1 Million in-game credit (Cr.)
      • Day 2 – Saturday, November 26 at 8: 00am PT to Sunday, November 27 at 8: 00am PT
        • Prize – Special parts ticket (large) 
      • Day 3 – Sunday, November 27 at 8: 00am PT to Monday, November 28 at 8: 00am PT 
        • Prize – Engine Swap ticket 
      • Day 4 – Monday, November 28 at 8: 00am PT to Tuesday, November 29 at 8: 00am PT 
        • Ferrari Vision GT
    • Gift Item Distribution 
      • Day 1 to 3 gifts to be distributed as gift items on Wednesday, November 30
      • Day 4 gift: Ferrari Vision GT to be distributed as gift item on December 15
  • From November 25 to January 3 
    • The Gran Turismo 25th Anniversary banner gives access to special races with increased points. (See schedule in-game)
    • The special Red Bull X2019 25th Anniversary livery car will be presented by simply participating in the event!

Word Final Celebration – Increase Rewards Campaign

For a limited time (from November 24 to December 5), there will be increased rewards for each race in Sport Mode!

  • Daily Races
    • From November 24 to December 5
    • Daily Race A will feature a race similar to the World Final 
    • Within this period, the credit rewards for applicable events will be 5x more than usual
  • Online Time Trials
    •  From November 24 to December 5
    • Complete recreation of World Final races to be held as a time trial event 
    • Within this period, credit rewards for applicable events will be 2x more than usual 
  • Point Races 
    • Round 1: From November 24 to 27
    • Round 2: From December 1 to 4
    • Complete recreation of World Final races 
    • Within this period, credit rewards for applicable events will be 10x more than usual

World final livery distribution

From November 24 to January 3, through the Recommended Section of the Showcase, we’ll make some of the special GT World Series World Finals liveries available, including the X2019 in national colors and some of the special Manufacturers Cup liveries.

Special guests and a spectacular new Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo reveal

Just in case you are still not convinced to tune into the World Finals, we’re also very pleased that our ambassador, Sir Lewis Hamilton, will join us to offer words of encouragement to our drivers. We’ll have another chance to see the progress of GT Sophy, with Sony AI joining us again to host another race between the agent and our real drivers.

If that wasn’t enough, I am very happy to announce that during Sunday’s Nations Cup live stream we shall unveil a brand new and exciting Vision Gran Turismo car in conjunction with Ferrari. It’s set to be quite a weekend.

When and where to watch

All live streams can be seen on the Gran Turismo YouTube channel at 8: 00am PST (1600 UTC) each day.

  • Thursday, November 24 – Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup
  • Friday, November 25 – Nations Cup Regional Finals
  • Saturday, November 26 – Manufacturers Cup Finals
  • Sunday, November 27 – Nations Cup Grand Final
Gran Turismo celebrates 25th Anniversary – Heads to Monaco for four-Day GT World Finals

More information and updates throughout the World Finals can be seen on:

GT Live – https://www.gran-turismo.com/world/live/

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/GranTurismoOfficial/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GranTurismo/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/thegranturismo

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thegranturismo/

TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@thegranturismo

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