Gamers waiting for GT Sport’s FIA series to get underway need wait no more. We have a starting date, and it kicks off with a rather special live event.
Dubbed “Gran Turismo World Tour 2018 Nürburgring”, it’s the first of a series of live race events. It’s scheduled for May 10-13 during the famous Nürburgring 24-Hour race, and takes place in a special booth behind the track’s grandstands.
Sony will invite 30 of Europe’s top players to the event to duke it out for the “Euro Cup”. Although we’re not sure of the criteria for invitation it’s presumably related to the weekly “Superstar” events in GT Sport. This, according to the press release, will mark the start of the official season for both of the FIA championships.
If an invitation from Sony doesn’t fall into your email inbox, don’t worry. Alongside the official race, the Gran Turismo booth will also host an exhibition event. There’s three age categories available: Junior (up to 15 years), Adult (16 to 35) and Senior (36 years and older).
The exhibition races will run on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll need to head to the venue between May 10 and May 12 to register your interest. Gamers who race well can win through to semifinal and final races on the night of May 12.
Both the Nations Cup and Manufacturer Series will get underway following the World Tour event, although we await further announcements on timing and format.