Grid decided for Gran Turismo World Series Manufacturers Cup 2024

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Qualifying for the team-based Gran Turismo virtual motorsport competition is now complete, with the line-up provisionally set.
Grid decided for Gran Turismo World Series Manufacturers Cup 2024

Ahead of what’s set to be a busy year for Gran Turismo World Series competitors – four in-person LAN events around the world – the Manufacturers Cup entry list has been published.

While the line-up remains provision (those qualified may not be able to travel, for example) the 12 teams have been determined.

The Manufacturers Cup is one of three competitions at the pinnacle of Gran Turismo esports, sitting alongside the Nations Cup and the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup 2024.

It sees drivers selecting a car manufacturer to represent, followed by six rounds of online qualifying races open to anyone with Gran Turismo 7 and PlayStation Plus.

Gran Turismo 7 World Series 2024 Manufactuerers Cup

Following the conclusion of these rounds, the top 12 teams are each assigned three drivers who then go on to compete at the in-person events and fight for the overall crown at a finale later in the year.

The exception to the rule is that ‘Official Partners’ get a pass, so Genesis has qualified as the 12th entry, despite sitting 17th in the standings.

Nissan took the title for the first time in 2023, at the Barcelona final, thanks to the efforts of Ryota Kokubun, Mehdi Hafidi and Mateo Estevez.

This time, however, the Japanese mark failed to make the qualifying cut and will not be represented.

2018 winners Lexus, however, will be with a driver who won six years ago too – Kanata Kawakami, joined by real-world Super GT driver Igor Fraga and Coque López.

Gran Turismo World Series 2023 Nissan Wins Manufacturers Cup
Nissan was victorious last year, but didn’t make the 2024 cut

Two-time victors, Subaru and Toyota, also return. Subaru with Angel Inostroza, Olympic champion Kylian Drumont and Takuma Miyazono and Toyota fielding Adriano Carrazza, José Serrano and Tomoaki Yamanaka.

The first of four in-person events kicks off 6th July in Montreal, with points collated across each counting towards the overall crown.

2024 Gran Turismo World Series Manufacturers Cup provisional entry list

  • Porsche – A. Musso, B. Hencsei, T. Sasaki
  • Subaru – A. Inostroza, K. Drumont, T. Miyazono
  • Mazda – PRiMA_Quartz, P. Urra, R. Kokubun
  • AMG – L. Bonelli, PRiMA_Nono, G. Barbara
  • Chevrolet – SV-Cooper, ERM_AntonioSK, Y. Goto
  • BMW – C. Roach, T. Labouteley, S. Suzuki
  • Audi – EVO_FoxZ, D. Penco, anchovy_sand_
  • Toyota – A. Carrazza, J. Serrano, T. Yamanaka
  • Ferrari – A. Regalado, PRiMA_Mohamed, Dstinct_RAIN
  • Honda – M. Marza, V. Gallo, S. Nabetani
  • Lexus – I. Fraga, C. López, K. Kawakami
  • Genesis – D. Heldt, N. Romero, TRUST-T78-33D

2024 Gran Turismo World Series Manufacturers Cup event schedule

  • World Series Round 1, Montreal – 6th July
  • World Series Round 2, Prague – 10th August
  • World Series Round 3, Tokyo – 28th September
  • World Finals – TBA
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