Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific

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The Porsche eSports racing competition begins

Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific is the 4th one-make racing series (eSports Game) sponsored by Porsche following the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan, the Porsche Sprint Challenge Japan and the Porsche Asia Pacific Forza Cup which were held between 2019 – 2020.
This year, the Esports Tournament expands to a wider region in Asia including Japan, South Korea Taiwan and various countries in Asia Pacific. Participants who enter the competition need to qualify for the finals in five elimination rounds. The best 5 players from each region and a total of 20 players who scored the highest points, move on to the next elimination round. After the final elimination round, the 10 best players consisting of the 4 best players from each region and the top 6 players from all regions, qualify for the finale. The finale on 12th December determines the overall winner out of the 10 finalists. The glorious first champion of the Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific will be invited to the Porsche Experience Centre Tokyo for an unforgettable full day track experience.

Road to become the
Asia Pacific Champion

The host countries

  • ・Brunei
    ・Indonesia
    ・Malaysia
    ・New Zealand
  • ・Philippines
    ・Singapore
    ・Thailand
    ・Vietnam

Asia Pacific

Elimination rounds schedule

Top 5 players from each region, who scored the largest number of points with the best five online elimination rounds out of 5,
move on to the Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific finals.

Round 1

09.05 Sun.

course Fuji International Speedway

911 RSR (991) ’17
911 RSR (991) ’17

Starting with The Carrera RSR, born in 1973 to compete in Group 4 racing, the RSR series has left an impressive mark in the world of motorsports over the years. A pure competition machine 911 RSR that debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, has the naturally aspirated four litre flat-six engine that is mounted in front of the rear axle and produces 502 BHP. At the Le Mans 24 hour race in June 2017, The 911 RSR led the pack for much of the race and proved its impressive performance to sports car fans.

Round 2

09.19 Sun.

course Circuit de la Sarthe

919 Hybrid (Porsche Team)’16
919 Hybrid (Porsche Team)’16

The 919 Hybrid is a prototype sports car, developed by Porsche for the World Endurance Championships and the Le Mans 24 hour race. Its base configuration is a carbon composite monocoque with a turbocharged 2 litre V4 engine mounted midship. It uses an all-wheel drive system, equipped with an ERS (an advanced version of KERS) for the front axles, with lithium ion batteries. The total system power of 887 BHP consists of 493 BHP delivered from the engine to the rear axle, with 394 BHP delivered to the front axle through the hybrid system. This propels the 875 kg car from a standstill to 62.1 mph in 2.2 seconds, reaching 124.3 mph in 4.8 seconds.

Round 3

10.03 Sun.

course Mount Panorama

Cayman GT4 Clubsport ‘16
Cayman GT4 Clubsport ‘16

The Cayman GT4 was the fastest Cayman in history, with many components carried over from the 911. The engine is a 3.8L horizontally opposed 6 cylinder, producing more power than the 911 Carrera at 379 BHP. The front suspension and brakes use components from the 911 GT3, and greatly exceed the performance levels of the other Caymans in terms of stability and braking. But its evolution did not end there. In 2016, Porsche further refined the Cayman GT4 which is the Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

Round 4

10.10 Sun.

course Goodwood Motor Circuit

356 A/1500 GS GT Carrera Speedster ‘56
356 A/1500 GS GT Carrera Speedster ‘56

The Porsche 356 is Porsche’s first mass production model, which debuted in 1949. The 356A became modernised in many aspects, with a naturally rounded front window, soft pads above the interior panel, and the horn on the centre of the steering wheel, etc. and was equipped with a 4 cam engine that had been slightly detuned from the 550 Spyder racing car. The 1500 GS Carrera produced 98 BHP, and 1500 GS GT Carrera produced 108 BHP.

Round 5

10.31 Sun.

course Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

962 C '88
962 C '88

The Porsche 962 C is a prototype racing car that debuted in 1985 in order to compete in the WEC (World Endurance Championships). It was powered by the flat 6 twin turbo engine and won 7 out of 10 races in the WEC during its debut year. In 1986 it won 4 races out of 9 in the WSPC (World Sports Prototype Championship), which took the place of the WEC. It dominated Le Mans in 1987, placed 2nd in 1988 and brought many victories and championship titles home to Porsche.

Final Round

Final Qualifying Round

20 players who win the elimination rounds will compete to become the finalists.

Japan

日本

South
Korea

韓国

Taiwan

台湾

Asia
Pacific

アジアパシフィック
WINNER

Final Round

10 finalists will compete live in the final round on 12th December which will be streamed around the world. The overall winner of this firece battle will leave this competition as the first Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific champion. The grand prize consists of an all expense paid trip to Japan and a full day track experience at the Porsche Experience Center Tokyo.

Aim for the top in Asia

How to enter

Choose “Sports Mode” within the game “Gran Turismo Sport” and participate the event named “Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific”. There is no restriction with the manufacturing contracts. Reception starts 15 minutes before the entry deadline. The courses differ each day and the top 20 players in each round will be chosen. Age restricted to 18 years old or older.

Terms and conditions of participation

These terms and conditions of participation apply to participants living in Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The participation period is from 5th September 2021 until 12th December 2021.

Eligibility

One is eligible to participate if he/she:
a.) Is over the age of 18 by the time of the online qualifying
b.) Lives in any of the participating countries as a permanent resident: Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

Employees of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG and its subsidiaries are excluded from participation.
Only one entry per person is allowed.

Participation requirements

Participation in the competition is free of charge. To participate in the competition, however, one must have access to the Internet and to Gran Turismo Sport via PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 with the relevant system requirements.

https://www.gran-turismo.com/gb/gtsport/manual/#!/online/content01
Connecting your PlayStation®4 system to the internet and signing in to PlayStation™Network allows you to enjoy Gran Turismo™ Sport's online service.

A PlayStation®Plus membership is needed to enjoy Gran Turismo™ Sport's "Sport" mode (excluding Time Trials) and Lobby.

For details on connecting your PlayStation®4 system to the internet and on how to sign in to PlayStation™Network, please refer to the following link:
PlayStation®4 System Software User Guide
http://manuals.playstation.net/document/gb/ps4/

By participating in this competition, participants shall be deemed to have agreed to these Terms and Conditions and consented to have their pictures and videos taken. Such images and videos shall be used by the Organiser and their supporting partners for commercial use.

Tournament Regulations

Each online qualifying session consists of a maximum of two races.
The first round starts at 8pm (GMT +8) and the second round starts at 9.30pm (GMT +8).

After 30th August, every player can enter this event via the Sport mode in Gran Turismo Sport.
Participants can enter the qualifying session 15 minutes before every race:
The 1st race can be entered between 7.45pm - 8pm (GMT +8) and the 2nd race can be entered between 9.15 - 9.30pm (GMT +8).
Once a race has started, players will not be able to enter anymore.
Once the game entry is completed, the race starts automatically.
If a player joins a second time, the player needs to complete the entry registration again between 9.15pm and 9.30pm (GMT +8).

Closed Group competition
Participating players are grouped automatically within a closed group according to “Driver rating”.
Each group consists of 20 players. In case a group consists of fewer than 20 players, the grouping is done with fewer players amongst all participating countries.

Online qualifying points
The qualifying points are calculated amongst the group Driver ratings. This means high rated groups get more points than low rated groups.

The qualifying sessions consist of one "Qualifying" and one "Race".
A Qualifying is done for each round.
The Qualifying is set with a 5 minute time-attack together with other players in the closed group and with a fixed starting grid.
The aim of the Race is the best lap. One race is 20-30 minutes long (no time attack). The number of laps follows the race track length.
During the "Qualifying" and the "Race" players can see how much time and how many laps are left to the finish line. A player can participate a 2nd time in the online qualifying to improve the time.
However the 2nd attempt results will be the player’s final result, even if he/she finishes in a worse position.

The tournament has a total of 5 qualifying rounds. The players who accumulated the most points after the first 3 rounds, move into the finale.

Players do not need to participate in all 5 rounds. If a Player has the confidence that at least 3 rounds are enough to enter the final race, the player can finish after the first 3 rounds and his/her cumulative points are counted. Participants can find the current point standings in Gran Turismo Sport.

Others
During the "Qualifying", car damage is activated with no fuel consumption.
During the "Race", both car damage and fuel consumption are activated.

The tournament is divided into 5 qualifying rounds.
The 1st qualifying round starts on 5th September 2021 at 8pm (GMT +8).
The 2nd qualifying round starts on 19th September 2021 at 8pm (GMT +8).
The 3rd qualifying round starts on 3rd October 2021 at 8pm (GMT +8).
The 4th qualifying round starts on 10th October 2021 at 8pm (GMT +8).
The 5th qualifying round starts on 31st October 2021 at 8pm (GMT +8).
The finale will take place on 12th December. The exact timing will be announced prior to the event.

The participants shall be informed of their eligibility to enter the Final within 5 days after the last race of the final Qualifying. Each of the 20 finalists will receive 20 Bose headphones and additional Porsche merchandise before the finale. All finalists will be asked to participate in a dry before 12th December to test the internet quality. Each participant is responsible to take care of high-speed internet connection.

Grand Prize Winner

The winner will be rewarded with a 90min Track Experience at the Porsche Experience Centre Tokyo in Japan. If the winner does not have a valid driver’s license, he/she will experience the track in the passenger seat with a taxi ride.
The winner will learn the basics of racing and learn to handle Porsche models.
The Winner and one accompanying person will receive airplane tickets in the Premium Economy category to and from Tokyo Airport.
The winner will receive two nights stay at Andaz Hotel Tokyo, with shuttle transfer in a Porsche to and from the hotel and one inclusive dinner at the Porsche Momentum restaurant in Tokyo.
The Organiser will contact the Winner by email to manage the booking of the flight and the hotel.
If the Winner wishes to extend the stay in the hotel, he can do so at his/her own costs.
The Track experience must be redeemed by 1st December 2022. The Grand Prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable for cash and may be subject to availability. In unforeseen circumstances and in case of force majeure, including COVID-19 restrictions, the date of the Track Experience might be changed by the Organiser. The Track Experience is subject to availability and not valid during peak times, such as holidays. The winner has to cover his/her own travel insurance and the winner is responsible to ensure he/she is fit to travel.

Legal Process and applicable Law

The competition and the terms and conditions of participation are governed by Japanese law.

Data protection notice

The participant data given in the course of the participation will be collected, processed and used by the Organizer for the provision of this Competition. This data will be handled strictly confidentially and will not be shared with any third parties, other than the service partners commissioned with the provision of his Competition. Participant data will also be shared with Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG and its subsidiaries and may be used for advertisement purpose. Participants can at all times demand that the Organiser provides them with information in relation to what personal data has been stored, demand the Organiser to modify or delete this data and withdraw their consent to use this data.
Personal information of the Players who are participating in the final tournament will be collected and provided to Porsche by Service partners commissioned with the provision of this competition.
Porsche will distribute the personal information of the Players who are participating in the final tournament to respective Parties in which the individual Player resides in. Porsche shall adequately handle the personal information of the Players specified under Paragraph 1 of this Article in accordance with each data privacy law (i.e., the Act on the Protection of Personal Information) and Porsche’s Privacy Policy.

Tournament outline

Tournament title Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific
Schedule September 5 to December 12, 2021
Organiser Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
Porsche Japan KK
Porsche Taiwan Motors Ltd.
Porsche Korea Ltd.
Grand prize Invitation to Porsche Experience Center Tokyo
Winning prizes 1st prize: The Winner and one accompanying person will receive an all expenses paid trip to and from Tokyo with a 2-nights stay at Andaz Hotel, 1 dinner at Porsche Momentum restaurant and a 90 min Track Experience at the Porsche Experience Center Tokyo.

2nd prize: 2.000 EUR Hugo Boss Voucher

3rd prize: Home theatre soundbar from Bose

20 finalists: 1x pair of Porsche x Bose QC35 II headphones

Best overall player from each region: 1x Tag Heuer Connected Watch
Game software Gran Turismo Sport (Sales agency:Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Collaboration Polyphony Digital
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