Super Formula to hold virtual race on May 17th using GT Sport

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The Japan Race Promotion (JRP), which operates the All Japan Super Formula Championship, will be held on May 1st, and the virtual race "JAF Certified Super Formula Virtual Series Special Round" using the Gran Turismo SPORT software for PlayStation 4 will be held on May 17th at J SPORTS. 2 / J SPORTS On Demand / SF announced that it will be broadcast on the official Youtube.

 Due to the spread of new coronavirus infection, Super Formula was able to perform the official joint test before the opening at Fuji Speedway, but Round 1 Suzuka, Round 2 Fuji, Round 3 Autopolis, Round 4 Sportsland SUGO were all The event has been postponed.

 Under such circumstances, as in many overseas race series, we have decided to hold a virtual race in Super Formula. The race entitled "JAF Certified Super Formula Virtual Series Special Round" will be contested using the Gran Turismo Sport, which already contains Super Formula SF19 in 2019.

 This time, Super Formula participation drivers participated online as a countermeasure against infection. It is said that they will compete in virtual qualifying and final races, and the champion will be determined by the points acquired. Furthermore, this time, the race director was also appointed. Akira Iida, who has served as the director of the All Japan F3, will also serve.

 By the way, this race also contains information that the sport mode, which is the official regulation mode used in the FIA Gran Turismo Championship, will be used. Online distribution using Gran Turismo SPORT has already been done by drivers participating in the race, but this time it is a mode used only in official regulation races, so it should be different from races using rooms.

 The state of this race will be broadcast on sports sports TV station J SPORTS from 17:00 on May 17th. Also scheduled to be released on J SPORTS On Demand and also on Super Formula Official YouTube. The super formula official announcer Pierre Kitagawa announcer's live commentary, Takeshi Tsuchiya, and YAM23, the top driver in the Gran Turismo world will be the commentators.

 Participating drivers and regulations will be announced on the official Super Formula site in the future. I'm really looking forward to what kind of race it will be.

JAF Certified Super Formula Virtual Series
Special Round Implementation Outline

Broadcast / Distribution Date: May 17, 2020 (Sun) 19: 00-
J SPORTS2 / J SPORTS On Demand

Players: 2020 All Japan Super Formula Championship drivers and others
Race Director: Akira Iida
Commentary: Takeshi Tsuchiya, Kazuki Yamada
Live: Pierre Kitagawa

Sponsor: Japan Race Promotion
Co., Ltd. Cooperation: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, J Sports
Co., Ltd. Support: Polyphony Digital
Certification: Japan Automobile Federation (JAF)

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There were disconnects in at least three different regions for Top 16 Superstars races yesterday. And those are marketed as highlights of this official season (which is meant to mean something) in lieu of live events.

I wonder how that will that look in an official Super Formula tournament hosted by PD?
Mechanical failure happens in real motorsport too.
 
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There were disconnects in at least three different regions for Top 16 Superstars races yesterday. And those are marketed as highlights of this official season (which is meant to mean something) in lieu of live events.

I wonder how that will that look in an official Super Formula tournament hosted by PD?
Probably explains the maintenance scheduled for this week then.