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

    • 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.

    • Wow, that actually happened?

  3. Quakebass

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

    • 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.

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

    • Pit Crew

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

  4. diptob79

    Congratulations @RamStig reach P3 on this event

  5. 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. stupidstormy36

    Holy crap, it’s Kaz’s birthday?

  7. Quakebass

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

  8. another_jakhole

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

    • 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. tsupra1822

    Congrats Yamada on the win and the awesome race you drove

  10. stupidstormy36

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

  11. 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.

  12. another_jakhole

    Ordonez is about to do some racing. SWEEEEET.


  13. another_jakhole

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

  14. Grats to GTP_RAMSTIG (IDN)

  15. doodlemonoply

    The guy using the controller must be samurai_405.

    • doodlemonoply

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

    • 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. VspecZR1GT2RS89

    Woah!! This is awesome!!! :D

    I’m liking the GT Asia Championship!

  17. grasso89

    Include Australia please. We can race just as fast

  18. TheKitten

    Oh its saturday Lol, i thouht it was today Lol

  19. That trophy is freaking gorgeous.

  20. Grna Turismo TV live? Thats new..

  21. hazellnut134

    I wanna see the concert!

  22. GranTurismo916

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

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

    • GranTurismo916

      Ok, We’ll have to see then :D

  23. patriotzero


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