Gran Turismo Asian Championship 2012, Live Stream with Kazunori Yamauchi and Lucas Ordoñez

August 10th, 2012 by Jordan

The broadcast has finished.

The Gran Turismo Asian Championship 2012 is being held this weekend at Nissan’s Global Headquarters in Yokohama, Japan.

Asia’s fastest drivers in GT Academy 2012’s Round 8-5 have all been invited to the event to compete head-to-head, with players from Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Japan representing their respective countries.

The finalists will receive a personal tour of Polyphony Digital’s development studio along with custom, solid-glass trophies.

Both Kazunori Yamauchi and Lucas Ordoñez will be attending and speaking  at the event, which will be broadcast via the Ustream player above. Daiki Kasho, composer of the “5oul on Display” song featured in Gran Turismo 5‘s Spec 2.0 intro, will also be performing a concert.

The four-hour live stream kicks off Saturday at 04:00 GMT/UTC; click here to convert this to your local time zone.

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  1. Aug. 11, 9:30pm
    COLOSAL TOSSLE

    aUSTRALIA IS EVEN ON THAT MAP IN THE PIC UP THERE^^^….GGGRRRRRRRRR…THE TOSS ISNT HAPPY

  2. Aug. 11, 4:21am
    DJBLITZKRIEG

    Those forced fist pumps by the balding grown men in the crowd were absolutely embarrassing.

    • Aug. 11, 4:30am
      another_jakhole

      lol It was somewhat awkward at times, but that guy was into the music. At the end of the encore, you could see he was having a dandy ‘ol time.

    • Aug. 11, 10:12am
      GTO_VR4

      Wow, that actually happened?

  3. Aug. 11, 4:20am
    Quakebass

    I guess now is a good time to say “Happy Birthday Kaz!”

    • Aug. 11, 4:32am
      another_jakhole

      You might have missed it. It was a belated Happy Birthday song. Kaz’s birthday was the 5th of August. He’s 45 now. He started GT1 20 years ago which is insane if you think about it. A 25 year old heading the development of a revolutionary game.

    • Aug. 11, 6:30am
      m8h3r

      A 20 year old game and we’re all still speculating on the next one. Pretty impressive if you ask me.

    • Aug. 11, 9:52am
      Pit Crew

      45 wow impressive life time of work. You go boy…uhh Kaz.

  4. Aug. 11, 4:16am
    diptob79

    Congratulations @RamStig reach P3 on this event

  5. Aug. 11, 4:14am
    another_jakhole

    That was just too good. It’s great seeing Kaz smiling. He looked embarrassed when they sung/played happy birthday to him.

  6. Aug. 11, 4:12am
    stupidstormy36

    Holy crap, it’s Kaz’s birthday?

  7. Aug. 11, 4:01am
    Quakebass

    Interesting guitar… It’s got a tablet inserted in it…

  8. Aug. 11, 3:34am
    another_jakhole

    Twas exciting because of the Top 3 players. I really enjoyed it.

    • Aug. 11, 3:36am
      another_jakhole

      I feel bad for the Indonesian player getting overtaken during the last seconds of at least two races. High Speed Ring was completely unfortunate losing by a few feet.

  9. Aug. 11, 3:32am
    tsupra1822

    Congrats Yamada on the win and the awesome race you drove

  10. Aug. 11, 3:16am
    stupidstormy36

    Congratulations to Yamada. It was a close one between him and Kawajiri for overall points.

  11. Aug. 11, 1:51am
    stupidstormy36

    I think we may have had a small peek at one of the DLC cars. The N24 GTRs that were in the Exhibition match, they had a certain shade of blue, not to mention the car number, so their could be one car in the new DLC.

    • Aug. 11, 1:55am
      stupidstormy36

      *so that could*

    • Aug. 11, 1:56am
      another_jakhole

      I’m pretty sure this was already known when “GT5: Academy Edition” was announced.

      http://www.gtplanet.net/sony-announces-gran-turismo-5-academy-edition-for-europe/

    • Aug. 11, 2:07am
      stupidstormy36

      I didn’t know about that. How I missed it is beyond me. Thanks for the info.

    • Aug. 11, 2:33am
      another_jakhole

      NO problem. :)

  12. Aug. 11, 1:38am
    another_jakhole

    Ordonez is about to do some racing. SWEEEEET.

    :D

    • Aug. 11, 1:45am
      another_jakhole

      #7 should be neutered.

    • Aug. 11, 1:51am
      another_jakhole

      I can’t believe they gave him a prize. It was just pathetic what he did.

    • Aug. 11, 2:34am
      another_jakhole

      8 laps at Deep Forest :D

  13. Aug. 11, 1:33am
    another_jakhole

    Oh man, no translator. Translator-san should have had a mic to translate for us during the interview.

  14. Aug. 11, 1:04am
    Hwangm

    Grats to GTP_RAMSTIG (IDN)

  15. Aug. 11, 12:44am
    doodlemonoply

    The guy using the controller must be samurai_405.

    • Aug. 11, 12:52am
      doodlemonoply

      or maybe one of them… there are multiple controller users apparently.

    • Aug. 11, 3:36am
      w115ter

      if you use the same name on gt5 i think you should head over to r34 gta news as i have just posted about you’re 1st place lap , i would like to see what you say about it

  16. Aug. 11, 12:35am
    VspecZR1GT2RS89

    Woah!! This is awesome!!! :D

    I’m liking the GT Asia Championship!

  17. Aug. 10, 10:39pm
    grasso89

    Include Australia please. We can race just as fast

    • Aug. 11, 1:39am
      another_jakhole

      That’s very biased.

      /s

  18. Aug. 10, 10:20pm
    TheKitten

    Oh its saturday Lol, i thouht it was today Lol

  19. Aug. 10, 6:29pm
    Mac K

    That trophy is freaking gorgeous.

    • Aug. 11, 1:11pm
      Pit Crew

      I want that trophy as DLC, LOL jkjk .

  20. Aug. 10, 6:28pm
    Mac K

    Grna Turismo TV live? Thats new..

  21. Aug. 10, 5:38pm
    hazellnut134

    I wanna see the concert!

  22. Aug. 10, 5:23pm
    GranTurismo916

    Will it be in English? (Or at least english subs)

    • Aug. 10, 5:32pm
      Jordan

      I’m not sure what language(s) will be used or if subtitles will be available in the stream.

    • Aug. 10, 5:44pm
      GranTurismo916

      Ok, We’ll have to see then :D

  23. Aug. 10, 5:07pm
    patriotzero

    Awesome!


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