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WEC 6Hours of FUJI
Posted by | October 14, 2014

Recently a discussion was held with WEC driver Kazuki Nakajima on the Toyota Motorsports Official website, crossing the real and the virtual worlds. And on October 12, round 5 of the FIA World Endurance Championships was held in Japan at the Fuji 6 Hour Endurance race. On location in the midst of real life motorsports, a special version of Gran Turismo was available to experience.

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A Gran Turismo that allows you to feel G’s; the realism you feel sitting in a Simcraft simulator cockpit with a 3 screen multi-monitor setup is incredible, with virtual G-force giving the driver information that cannot be transmitted by visuals alone.

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It’s very rare for Gran Turismo to be shown on such a high power system.

Visitors were also able to challenge the 1 minute 26.545 second lap time set by professional racing driver Kazuki Nakamura on the GT6 Fuji Speedway Time Trial.

It was a rare opportunity to challenge a professional driver, with GT experts on-location trying to beat his time.

In the online quick matches added in the previous update, LeMans prototype cars such as the TS030 gather at the Fuji Speedway in GT6 for this event. Play the role of real life drivers, and run a clean, fair race in the international Quick match!

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Drivers rankings up to round 4 was topped by Toyota’s No. 8 car driven by Nicolas Lapierre, Sébastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson, holding off the Audi endurance champions.

In manufacturer points, Audi with Loic Duval, Andre Lotterer, and Benoit Treluyer was in the lead. And the first Porsche 919 to set its wheels on Japan is driven by former F1 pilot Mark Weber. The hot 6 hour endurance battle between the 3 major contenders was a must to see!

 

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