Jaguar VGT

Gran Turismo World Tour 2019 Tokyo Event Roundup

Rubber has been burned

This weekend the Gran Turismo World Tour event was held in Tokyo and now that all races have been run, it’s time to sum up some of the highlights of the event.

The weekend kicked off with the reveal of the Jaguar Vision GT car, which was also used during the event. It’s a very slick looking car, with some eye-catching futuristic styling.
Also notable was the use of Fanatec CSL Elite wheels instead of the regular Thrustmaster T-GT wheel. Apparently a mechanical fault was found in one of the wheels and Thrustmaster wasn’t sure it could also affect any of the other wheels, therefore pulling all of their wheels out of the event.

The first races of the weekend consisted of the Gazoo Racing Supra GT championship, which was won by the German Mikail Hizal, with the two Japanese drivers Kanata Kawakami and Takuma Miyazono respectively in second and third place.

The Manufacturers series had an exciting few races with some very close racing indeed. Eventually it was Porsche that clinched the title, with BMW in second and Toyota following closely in third.

The Nations Cup is where we saw the Jaguar VGT car come in action om the Semi-final A race on the Sardegna roadtrack. The Semi-final B races was held on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, which featured wet conditions. This new circuit should be included in the upcoming Gran Turismo update, which should be out this coming week.

The Nations Cup was eventually won by Japanese driver Ryota Kokubun and thereby becoming the first Japanese Nations Cup winner.
Check out the full event in the video below, courtesy of Gran Turismo TV: