Building on the success of last year’s Porsche Asia Pacific Forza Cup and E-Sports Supercup, Porsche Asia Pacific together with Porsche Japan, Porsche Korea and Porsche Taiwan is organising the 2021 Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific.
The Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific, which began last Sunday, will be played in Sony’s Playstation Gran Turismo Sport and use a variety of Porsche models within the video game. For us here in the ASEAN region, only five finalists will be shortlisted to the Final Qualifying round (semifinal), joining another fifteen finalists from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
Passionate e-sports racers would have known and have participated in the first of five qualifying races that have already started last Sunday- a race with the Porsche 911 RSR around Japan’s Fuji Speedway.
There are still another four qualifying races to go to collect as many points as possible, and players will race both extremes of Porsche’s finest racing vehicles – the Porsche 356 A at Goodwood Motor Circuit and the Porsche 962 C at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
The next race that is set on September 19th will see players battle it out at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Circuit de la Sarthe) with none other than the Porsche 919 Hybrid that won the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of the endurance race.
Points will be allocated for the finishing order in all five qualifying races, which then promotes the highest five to the semifinals consisting of 20 players over the Asia Pacific region. The top 10 competitors in the semifinal round will then progress to the finals in December. The grand prize consists of an all-expense-paid trip to Japan and many more moments at the Porsche Experience Centre Tokyo.
More information about the Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific can be found here.
All the best to the fellow Malaysians who have been incredibly fast in various Gran Turismo competitions such as Toyota’s Velocity and MSF’s Cyberturismo.