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Gran Turismo World Finals – Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup – GTPlanet

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The 2022 Gran Turismo World Final kicks off with the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup Championship raising the curtain today November 24, starting at 1600 UTC.

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Although the Toyota event is not part of the World Championship itself, the Toyota event is an official competition of Gran Turismo and has been running for the last three seasons leading up to the World Final.

It was indeed a very good predictor of who would succeed in the subsequent World Finals. The first winner, in 2018 as the GR Supra GT Cup, was Mikail Hizal, who followed him to become Nations Cup champion. This feat was repeated in 2019 when Takuma Miyazono took victory for Toyota and the Nations and Manufacturers’ Cup.

It was Tomoaki Yamanaka’s turn last season, he won the Toyota Championship and then the Constructors’ Cup as part of Team Toyota – along with Igor Fraga and Koki Lopez. This means that all eyes should be on this year’s event as well.

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This year’s racing format will see 24 qualified drivers – 21 from online competition via regional distribution and three from a special event held in Asia – race in a variety of Toyota vehicles.

After a general qualifying session in the GR Supra Concept Gr. 3 at High Speed ​​Ring, the field will be split into two seeded groups for two semi-finals in the same car/track combination. The top four will advance to the final itself.

Drivers finishing 5th through 10th will head into a Last Chance “Repechage”, where the top four will once again qualify for the final. This will pick up the pace a bit, with a Super Formula SF19 Toyota around Tokyo Expressway South.

With 12 final points to be decided, it’s a winner-takes-all race, 30 laps from Fuji Speedway in the Le Mans-winning GR010 Hybrid – which will also be a guest at the venue – with tire strategy playing a key role in the race.

It’s a very strong line-up this year, featuring 13 winners of previous events including seven world titles – including a two-time world champion who also happens to be a former champion of this event.

France’s Baptiste Beauvois finished first in the online qualifier for Europe and is close to being an Olympic champion in 2020, so it will be worth watching. Compatriot Kylian Drumont won the World Series Showdown Championship this season – in both events – and qualified 2nd in Europe.

2020 Champion Takuma Miyazono returns and will be one of the players to watch to regain the title, while 2021 Champion Valerio Gallo is another solid bet. It is the only event that Igor Fraga, the 2018 Nations Champion and the 2019 and 2021 Manufacturers Champion with Toyota, has not won yet.

Among TGR Asian qualifiers, Andika Rama Maulana is a driver to watch; He has been in strong form in the GT World Challenge and Lamborghini Real Race this season, winning the 2019 GT World Challenge Asia.

You will also need to decide who will win before broadcasting. Choose the winner through the gameBonus campaignportal and you will win 1,000,000cr for GT7 Bank balance.

The race will be broadcast at 1600 UTC on Thursday 24 November and should be a good sign for those who will be watching the Manufacturers’ Cup and Nations Cup over the weekend.

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