The first live event of the 2019 FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championship is underway in Paris this weekend. The Manufacturer Series kicks off right now, and like last year, you can watch it with commentary in one of seven different languages at any of the links below.
This first exhibition event consists mostly of the top players from the 2018 competition, including many which we saw back in November at the World Finals in Monaco.
For the Manufacturers Series, some of the teams consist of the same drivers, but not everyone has been able to return. Notably, last year’s champions — team Lexus — are missing GT Academy alumnus Tyrell Meadows of the USA. Here in Paris, Lexus drivers Kanata Kawakami of Japan and Vincent Rigaud of France will be joined by Richard Castro (OutlawQuadrnt), also from the USA.
Of course, one of the biggest stories from last year was the drama of Team Nissan. The star-studded line-up of regional champions Igor Fraga, Mikail Hizal, and Ryota Kokubun were in a fighting position on the final lap of the Nurburgring when the team’s GT-R ran out of fuel on the Döttinger Höhe.
All three stars are back with Nissan for 2019, and from what we have seen in the early practice and qualifying sessions, they are fast as ever.
It should be a great show, so settle in with your stream of choice and be sure to chat with other viewers and many of the drivers themselves in our GT Sport forum.