After 11 intense days, qualifying for the virtual Olympic series motorsport event is now over and we can reveal the 16 Gran Turismo Sport players who will race for glory in the final which will be broadcast on June 23 at the Matchday Olympic.
With fractions of a second squeezed out daily from the Tokyo Expressway South Inner Loop in the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept Gr.3, the action broke down to finalize the top 16 in the global online qualifying event. But at the top of this exclusive list, the fastest time was set with three days of time trial still to go when Italy’s Valerio Gallo (Williams_BRacer) clocked a 1’55.046. His breathtaking lap withstood the challenges of Andrew Brooks (PX7-Deafsun) of Canada, second, who achieved a 1’55.098 with one day of the test on the left and Frenchman Baptiste Beauvois (R8G_TSUTSU) whose 1’55.102 with 12 hours to lose assured him. third qualifying place for the final.
They will compete in the virtual Olympic series motorsport events as favorites, but with less than four-tenths of a second separating the 16 qualifiers from around the world, the stage is set for some super-tight races to decide our winner.
With the fastest of Gallo Europe and Brooks leading the North American ranking, the Japanese Takuma Miyazono (Kerokkuma_ej20) (1’55.109) was the fastest in Asia. Angel Inostroza (YASHEAT_Loyrot) (1’55.117) from Chile took top honors for Central and South America, Australian Adam Wilk (Adam_2167) (1’55.249) taking the only place in the final for the Oceania region. Check out the 16 best qualifying times at the end of this article.
Announced in April, the Virtual Olympic Series is a new initiative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). They have partnered with five international sports federations and corresponding game publishers to create virtual events in baseball, cycling, rowing, sailing and motorsport.
The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Polyphony Digital Inc. were proud to have been chosen to create the Olympic Motorsport Virtual Series event on Gran Turismo Sport.
Seven countries from the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) will be represented in the final with the top four from Asia, one from Oceania, two from North America and two from Central and South America. See you on June 23 when the event will be broadcast live on PlayStation Twitch Channel.