Gran Turismo Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup Announced for 2024 Season

As expected, the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup will return once again in Gran Turismo 7 for a new season in 2024, with seven online rounds capped off with a live, in-person final this December.

This will mark the sixth season for the ever-evolving championship, which began as a one-make event for the new GR Supra. Since then it has expanded to cover more vehicles under the Toyota brand, and pushing out to other marques that share manufacturing partnerships with the company last year.

The 2024 season will feature the widest range of manufacturers ever, with the championship including companies that partner with Toyota under the “Super Taikyu Waigaya Club” mantle. This is a co-operative of six brands running alternative fuel, internal combustion cars in the ST-Q class of Japan’s leading grass roots championship.

As usual, all of the online races will take place on a Sunday throughout the spring and summer, and each round will have multiple slots available: three for the top-ranked players, ten for others. The full schedule is as follows:

  • Round 1 – April 28 – Subaru BRZ ’21/Toyota GR86 ’21 – Suzuka
  • Round 2 – May 12 – Toyota Prius G ’09 – Laguna Seca
  • Round 3 – June 9 – Toyota GR010 – 24h du Mans
  • Round 4 – June 30 – Mazda 3/Subaru WRX/Toyota Supra (Gr.4) – Nurburgring GP
  • Round 5 – July 14 – Super Formula Honda/Toyota – Barcelona-Catalunya GP No Chicane
  • Round 6 – August 11 – Toyota GR Yaris ’20 – Grand Valley South
  • Round 7 – August 25 – Honda NSX/Lexus RC F/Mazda RX-Vision/Nissan GT-R/Subaru BRZ (Gr.3) – Fuji Speedway
  • Final – December (TBA) – GT World Series Final

Unusually, there’s no rounds marked as “TBA”, which usually signals new content coming to the game and fan speculation on what content that might be. Instead all seven online rounds are already fixed.

Notably the event lists a December date for the live final, stated as being alongside the Gran Turismo World Series final. This narrows down the previously unrevealed date for the showpiece final, but not the location — which we have good reason to suspect will be in Abu Dhabi.

As with 2023, this year’s event will use the league bracketing system of the World Series. Players with a Driver Rating of A or better will enter the GT1 League, where the most points will be available, and from which the event will draw its qualified finalists. DR B drivers will compete in GT2 League, with DR C and lower drivers in GT3 League.

There’ll be 24 finalists in total — more than the GTWS Nations Cup this year — with the top players selected by the highest points score in their best three rounds. There’ll be nine players from the EMEA region, four from Asia, three each from North and Central/South America, and two from Oceania, with three more from a special TGR competition held only in Asia.

All players who enter the event will receive a Toyota GR010 in-game, in a special black livery. There’s also up to 9m credits available (4.5m for players outside GT1 League) for your overall ranking in four different geographical categories, which will be distributed at the end of Round 7.

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