Yamauchi hopes for a return to the partnership with the FIA

The director of the series hopes for a return of the partnership as early as 2023.

On the eve of the world final of the Nations Cup of the Gran Turismo World Seriesthe producer of the racing game series by sony, Kazunori Yamauchi provided an update regarding its current relationship with the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile and its plans for virtual motorsport for next season.

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The 2018 saw the inaugural Nations Cup and Manufacturer Series (now Manufacturers Cup), two eSports competitions within gt connected to an association FIA. The competitions in question have returned every year since, using initially GT Sports before moving on GT7 for this season.

However the game used wasn’t the only change to the 2022as the leagues no longer had a partnership with the governing body, despite appearing within Brand Central’s Gran Turismo 7 same.

And just about it Kazunori Yamauchiboss of Polyphony Digitalhe said he hopes for a new one partnerships between GT7 and the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile), thus being able to create an even bigger event for the Gran Turismo World Series 2023.

Below you will find the statements of Yamauchi shared in an interview with traxion on the eve of the GT World Series Nations Cup World Final:

“We have always maintained an excellent relationship with the FIA. But the only reason we separated this year, temporarily, was because the characteristics we had in mind on our side and on the FIA’s side were different. There was a discrepancy.

In 2020 at the Sydney event, the scale of our World Tour event was roughly that of a Formula E event in terms of spectators. But you know, not being able to do the live events after that, the audience went down. We are starting over this year. We used to host six events a year, but now, you know, this year there’s only been two.”