We’re back again live from Monaco to watch day two of the GT Sport World Final. With the first elimination rounds of the Nations Cup under their belts, the drivers now look to a different championship: the Manufacturer Series.
When we say the drivers look to this from the Nations Cup, that’s only partially true. While you’ll find plenty of familiar names below, there are also a fair amount of drivers here in the south of France for only the Manufacturer Series.
Through the in-game FIA Championship seasons, these drivers have risen through the ranks to become the fastest players for their chosen marques in their respective regions. The top 16 manufacturers are here, meaning there’s 48 drivers all taking part in today’s long-distance race.
They’ll all be tackling seven laps of the Green Hell, with mandatory driver and tire changes. While the easy money is on the Nissan team (it features all three regional champs), today’s earlier qualifying session showed that wasn’t necessarily the case. We had a brief chat with the squad for our Manufacturer Series preview, and even Hizal, Kokubun, and Fraga believe at least half the field has a shot at the win!
After two different qualifying sessions (one for all 16 teams, and another for the top six from that), there will be a 7-lap race around the N24 layout of the Nurburgring.
Each team is required to use all three of its drivers, for at least two laps each. In addition, all three main tire compounds must be used as well.
To mix things up even further, Polyphony Digital has increased fuel usage rates, as well as added the Virtual Safety Car to proceedings. This is a dangerous, challenging track in a normal race, so it should be even more of a spectacle tonight.
That’s the English-language stream just above. As usual, Polyphony is offering live streams in five other languages as well:
- French Commentary
- German Commentary
- Italian Commentary
- Spanish Commentary
- Portugese Commentary
- Japanese Commentary
Best of luck to all the competitors!