If you’ve not managed to nab a qualification spot for the 2019 FIA Online Championship World Final yet, then we have some bad news for you. The final races for the year took place shortly before the recent World Tour event in Austria, and the season is over.
The action at the GT Sport World Tour New York event is nearly upon us. This coming weekend, 36 drivers working in teams will race for their chosen brands in the Manufacturer Series. Then on Sunday, 23 drivers will battle it out for an automatic place in November’s World Final alongside Nico Rubilar and Igor Fraga.
There was a lot to digest from Gran Turismo’s most recent World Tour event at the Nurburgring. It had close, unpredictable racing, it revealed some tantalizing new content for GT Sport, and put the race stewards squarely in the spotlight of controversy. In the end, it wrote a memorable chapter in the 2019 season of the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championship.
Following on from the hard racing of the team-based Manufacturer Series on Friday, Saturday was the solo event. The Nations Cup is every man for himself, with the 24 fastest GT Sport drivers in the world fighting for 12 spots in the final, and one automatic qualification for the World Final.
When you watch the competitors at any esports event, it’s easy to think that these are people so freakishly talented that mere mortals cannot hope to match them. The Gran Turismo Sport FIA-Certified Online Championship events are a case in point. At each event you’ll see a large proportion of those who qualify who were also at the previous event. In fact the sim racing community even has a name for them: aliens.
It looks like GT Sport players will have one more reason to tune into this weekend’s Nürburgring FIA World Tour event. A recent leak has seemingly confirmed the addition of new wet weather conditions within the game.