Mazda says it is aiming to gain more fans by “conveying the joy of driving a car” to the wide range of people who love Digital Motor Sport. You can quibble about the use of ‘drive’, but various virtual driving events are growing in popularity. (Porsche E-sports – First Global Virtual Racing Series?, NASCAR Finish Line Tweaked with E-Racing as COVID Thrives, eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series to Bootup)
Whether this is a temporary or lasting Covid influence people all over the world can connect online and enjoy the same digital conditions regardless of country, region, language or generation.
“Through our support of Digital Motor Sport, we hope to contribute to the expansion of car culture and complement new lifestyles,” says Mazda.
The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept was developed with Polyphony Digital and is now available for download in Gran Turismo Sport. The RX-Vision GT3 Concept is Mazda’s newest virtual race car in Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation4 driving simulation title, Gran Turismo Sport.
Players who use Mazda vehicles, such as RX-Vision GT3 Concept, in Gran Turismo Sport will automatically be granted seed rights to participate in the FIA certified Gran Turismo Championship (world tours) to be held in various locations around the world in the 2020 season.
In addition, to commemorate Mazda’s 100-year anniversary, Mazda has various online events, which people who enjoy Gran Turismo Sport can participate in.
- Gran Turismo Sport website (Japanese site):
- Mazda Digital Motor Sport website (including invitation to the online events): https://www.mazda.com/en/innovation/digital-motor-sport
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