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Forza and ACO Team Up For Dedicated Le Mans Esport Series

As thousands gather in Northern France for the 86th running of Le Mans, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and the Motorsport Network have announced the formation of the latest esport series. Dubbed the Le Mans Esport Series, it will take place on Forza Motorsport 7, culminating in a grand finale at the eponymous event next year.

GT Sport 1.19 Released, Brings Circuit de la Sarthe, New Cars, & More

After weeks of teasers, leaks, and speculation, the highly anticipated “May” update for Gran Turismo Sport is finally here. It brings with it one of the world’s most popular circuits, nine new cars, new GT League events, and a flurry of other adjustments and bug-fixes.

Nissan GT-R LMP1 NISMO Coming to Gran Turismo

Nissan is making waves in the endurance racing world this year with a new car to compete in the top LMP1 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and you’ll be able to drive it in Gran Turismo.

Gran Turismo 5 Weather Video Trailer (Now in HD)

Here’s our first look at the new Gran Turismo 5 “Weather Trailer” just revealed at the Tokyo Game Show 2010 Sony press conference. I’ll update this post immediately as soon as the HD version is available!

Gran Turismo 5 Le Mans 2010 Demo Videos

Take a look at the first two video clips of the Gran Turismo 5 demo running track-side at this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Thanks to our friends at French GT5rs.com for the footage!

Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Seen in First Le Mans 2010 Pics

The first pictures from the Le Mans 2010 GT5 trackside demo are trickling in, and it’s very good to see Peugeot Team Sport’s 908 HDi FAP in its 2010 livery is playable on La Sarthe! Six-time WRC world champion and GT super-fan Sébastien Loeb is also on-hand at the Sony booth, and has set a 3’33.820 around the track in the 908. Expect more pictures, videos, and impressions very soon. Thanks to EvilNeal for the tip!

Circuit de la Sarthe Confirmed in Latest GT5 Demo

An email sent from Sony to some of our French users confirms that Circuit de la Sarthe will be shown off in the Gran Turismo 5 demo running at the company’s track-side PS3 booth. Roughly translated, the last line reads, “Come see an ultra realistic virtual preview of the mythical track of the 24H of Mans!” Some of our friends at GT5rs will be in attendance at the race, so expect some fresh game-play footage this weekend!

GT5 Playable Demo at Le Mans 2010

We now have solid confirmation that the game will be playable at Le Mans 2010. Thanks to these new pictures from Sirolf, we can see GT5 takes front and center at Sony’s tent – there’s even a little podium between two racing pods, suggesting a competition of some sort. It should also be noted that a logo for the new PlayStation Move controller is visible in the background, but it will most likely be showcased with games that have already been confirmed to use the new technology.

Sony Gets Specific with Le Mans 2010 Advertising

Last week, I mentioned Sony’s support of Team Peugeot Sport in the pending 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010 race, and that news has turned out to be even more promising than it first seemed. Why? It appears Sony is no longer just promoting the “Gran Turismo” brand, but now they’re getting specific with a big, bold Gran Turismo 5 logo on the car and on banners around the circuit. This is a change from just last month at the 24-hour Nurburgring race, where all the cars were sporting generic GT sponsorship.

Sony On-Track at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

With the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race coming up the weekend of June 12-13, Sony has re-affirmed their interest in motorsport with title sponsorship of Team Peugeot Sport. Of course, the PlayStation and Gran Turismo brand has been prominently connected with the event for several years now, with highly-visible banner placement around the Mulsane chicanes. This year, though, with the pending release of GT5, they’ve got more reason than ever to support the big race. Here’s the Sony France press release, via GT5rs (thanks to Vidor for the tip!):