Porsche launches Pan-Asian sim competition

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A new eSports championship is uniting virtual racers in the Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific.

With the single-make Porsche eSports Supercup and Porsche SimRacing Trophy, Porsche’s virtual racing scene has quickly become one of the biggest and most respected in the industry.

In Japan, Porsche eSports Racing Japan has been running alongside Carrera Cup and the Sprint Challenge since 2019 and now, together with Porsche Asia-Pacific, Porsche Korea and Porsche Taiwan, Porsche Japan is launching the Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific. Sim racers from 11 markets will compete, with Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines all represented.

The races are being contested in Gran Turismo Sport, a game designed for the PlayStation®41, with five qualifying rounds, each of which comprises two competition slots. The top five from each market go through to the next stage, with the overall winner receiving an all-expenses paid trip to Tokyo, which will include a Porsche Experience Centre Tokyo visit and many more Porsche moments.

The qualifying races are being held at digital versions of some of the world’s most iconic circuits, including Le Mans, the Fuji Speedway, Mount Panorama and Goodwood. The eclectic mix of cars being raced will range from the 919 Hybrid to the 962 C and 356 A.

Elimination round two takes place on Sunday and you can find out more info at: www.porsche.co.jp/ms/pgtcap/en/

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