A new journey is going to be initiated by India as they have been declared as the winner of the action-packed regional round of first-ever “GR Supra GT Cup Asia 2020”. Toyota Gazoo Racing’s (TGR) virtual automobile racing is a huge opportunity to create a bridge between the e-Sport fanatics and finding engaging avenues surrounding the brand. With a super thrilling experience, three racers from India namely Aditya Raghav, Abishek Dwaraknath, Tariq Rahman made it to the regional round scheduled later for this month.

“GR Supra GT Cup ASIA 2020” is a proud off-shoot of Toyota Gazoo, racing motorsport legacy strongly fired by the ultimate concept of passion and tolerance. The very recent cherished performance came when Toyota, behind the wheel of the Toyota Gazoo TS050 Hybrid, notched its third- consecutive win at the legendary race, 24 Hours of Le Mans.  The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the oldest active sports activity in endurance racing and is often mentioned as the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency”.

GR Supra GT Cup Asia 2020” will happen with 15 top e-sport racers in Asia for it’s first ever e-Sport showdown. Top three contenders from each of the participating countries – India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines, will take part online to grab the top position in the first ever “GR Supra GT Cup Asia 2020” regional finals, and will be streamed on 25th October 2020 for all the sports fan to enjoy.

India debut in “GR Supra GT Cup Asia 2020” was well received by the enthusiastic with a huge fan base. The championship received almost 30,000 applications in which a total of 3400 qualified to the next level and 13 to the final.

On behalf of the three qualifiers from India, Aditya Raghav said, “The Toyota India GR Supra cup has been a great opportunity for India to bring out the best eSport racers. This gives us a chance to showcase our skills against the rest of the competition and I definitely feel like we have the pace and the consistency to take India to the top. The competition is definitely going to be a tough one and I will be bringing my best to the track. Looking forward to some great racing from the rest of the folks”.

Coming back to the “GR Supra GT Cup Asia 2020 [Regional Round]”, Vice President of Toyota Motor Asia Pacific, David Nordstrom, said, “The ‘GR Supra GT Cup Asia’ challenge is all about the power of passion, cars and limitless possibilities and we are excited to engage with the aspiring players in the region. It is a great feeling to race on-line. Indeed, my racing moments on simulator captures some of the exhilaration I have experienced on real race tracks around the world. It’s a feat to have these incredible players competing in the legendary sports car, GR Supra, and we look forward to having fans join us to experience virtual racing with Toyota, by watching the regional finale.”

Naveen Soni, Senior Vice President, Sales and Service, TKM, also joined David Nordstrom in congratulating the winners.  “Just like the winners, it’s a proud moment for Toyota Kirloskar Motor too as the GR Supra GT (Gran Turismo) Cup has enabled us to display the pinnacle of Toyota Gazoo Racing e-Motorsport to the Indian market. We are extremely delighted with the tremendous response to the India debut. We hope to keep motorsports enthusiasts and young talents engaged and entrained by pushing our limits for the better whilst promoting e- motorsport in India.”

Streamed online, the sports lovers all over Asia can have the real-racing excitement and great experience with Toyota virtually. The wheels of choice in this race is Toyota’s iconic sports car is the GR Supra and all the people have who have already tuned in are excited to see more of it.  The “GR Supra GT Cup Asia 2020”, a one-make race championship in *Gran Turismo Sport kicked-off in June 2020 with national-level qualifying races hosted by Toyota, in each of the five participating countries, has generated huge excitement among e-Sport fans in Asia.

E-Sports is one of the strengths of Toyota Gazoo Racing, to bring thrill and engage the motorsport enthusiastic into a challenging world virtually. In addition, the most beneficial part from TGR’s activities is the development of ever-better cars.

This accomplishment of Toyota at the 24hours of LE Mans, one of the foremost desirable platforms for endurance, reiterates the brand’s top class sportscars whereas vindicating its passion and skills to push for ever-better technology and superlative results. The victory also puts the spotlight on the superior performance of hybrid electrical technology through its distinctive ability to mix power and endurance at the same time. As pioneers and leaders in hybrid technology, Toyota’s accumulative sales of electrified vehicles have already crossed 15million units over the 23years since the launch of the Prius in Japan in 1997, the first full-hybrid motor. As a result, Toyota’s contribution towards the reduction of CO2 emissions is over 125million tons globally. In Europe, the company has sold more than 2.8M hybrid cars, allowing it to be a leading automaker towards EU CO2 reduction targets in 2020 and 2021.

Dishary Basu

Dishary Basu

Dishary Basu has been writing content for the last 1year and is doing a specialized course on Creative Writing in English as well. In the past three months. She has done her Bachelor's from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology in Media Science as well as doing a diploma in Creative writing in english from IGNOU and is currently in school to pursue MBA in Media Management from Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal. Favourite Car: Hyundai Elantra Quote: If you want a quality, act as if you already had it - William James