Toyota India to launch the virtual GR Supra GT Cup 2020 soon
The lockdown put a hold on motorsport events across the globe. Fortunately, racing enthusiast’s and carmakers found a way around it and sim racing and virtual Grands Prix have now gained tremendous popularity. In the wake of Volkswagen India’s virtual racing championship announcement, Toyota India also has announced its e-racing contest that was announced globally last year.
TGR will begin its India journey with the first-ever ‘GR Supra Gran Turismo (GT) Cup 2020’ e-motorsport contest. Racers must own the GR Supra, within the digital realm on Gran Turismo Sport driving simulator on PlayStation4 and an online account to compete. Top three players on a national level will be rewarded with prize equivalent of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively and the top ten winners will be gratified through Gazoo Racing merchandise.
Apart from e-motor sporting, the Toyota will also engage enthusiasts with the GR quiz contest- an opportunity that will open up the contest for people who don’t currently own PlayStations. Ten winners of the quiz contest will be rewarded with PlayStations which will further enable them to compete in the e-motor sporting contest.
Commenting on the entry of TGR in India, Naveen Soni, Senior VP, Sales, TKM, said, “We are excited to bring the legendary TGR to motorsport fans particularly the youth in India. We believe the GR Supra GT Cup e-motorsport contest is a great way to experience TGR and its motorsports from the comfort and safety of our homes. This contest will be a national level online event to earn a chance to further compete at the regional and global level events. In time, we will bring in more elements of the TGR to the country via more experiences and activities. For now, all those car enthusiasts who are looking to pursue a new challenge in the virtual world, here’s the GR Supra GT Cup 2020 bringing you the opportunity to team-up with Toyota to feel & experience the real-racing excitement. Moreover, as we move forward, we would also like to use Gazoo Racing e-Motorsports platform to engage with our customers at our dealerships”.