Gran Turismo Sport FIA Exhibition Series 1 Starts January 30

Gran Turismo Sport 27 January 26, 2019 by

After a vague tease earlier in the month, Polyphony has officially released the first details of the 2019 FIA-Certified GT Sport Championship.

As it turns out, the real competition will start later in the year. This first season will be an exhibition, though with the recent v1.32 update bringing another round of changes to Sport’s physic engine, that makes it a good opportunity to (re)learn the ropes.

Season Schedules

Both series will feature 10 rounds, all falling on the same days. You can check out both above.

It’s important to note that although these run all the way to the beginning of March, there are no TBD track listings. Sport Mode (or live events) have given away upcoming tracks before, so this doesn’t necessarily preclude any new tracks arriving over the next five weeks. It just means if they are, they’re not part of Sport Mode — or Polyphony is keeping them a surprise.

Also worth pointing out are the recent changes to the “Daily” Race regions will not affect the Online Championships. Both Nations and Manufacturers will use the five-region layout introduced last month.

Star Player Registration

Once again select players will be able to register as Star Players. With the regional differences, the requirements have changed slightly:

  • Europe/Middle East/Africa Region
    Nations Cup: top 200 players from the Online Rankings, or the top 10 from each Country/Territory;
    Manufacturer Series: top 200 players from the Stage Rankings, or the top 10 from each Manufacturer.
  • North America Region
    Nations Cup: top 140 players from the Online Rankings, or the top 10 from each Country/Territory;
    Manufacturer Series: top 140 players from the Online Rankings, or the top 5 from each Manufacturer.
  • Central & South America Region
    Nations Cup: top 60 players from the Online Rankings, or the top 10 from each Country/Territory;
    Manufacturer Series: top 60 players from the Online Rankings, or the top 5 from each Manufacturer.
  • Asia Region
    Nations Cup: top 150 players from the Online Rankings, or the top 10 from each Country/Territory;
    Manufacturer Series: top 150 players from the Online Rankings, or the top 5 from each Manufacturer.
  • Oceania Region
    Nations Cup: top 50 drivers from the Online Rankings or the top 10 per Country/Territory
    Manufacturer Series: top 50 drivers from the Online Rankings or the top 5 drivers per Manufacturer.

The racing begins January 30.

Featured image courtesy of fagnerpc.

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