Super Formula will hold its first official Virtual Race this Sunday, with the majority of the series’ real-life drivers competing.
The race will be held on the Gran Turismo Sport platform which is the only game to officially feature the championship’s Dallara SF19 car. Players can opt for either a Honda- or Toyota-powered version.
It is unclear which track will be used for the event, though three circuits on the real calendar are integrated in the Gran Turismo Sport game – Autopolis, Fuji Speedway and Suzuka.
A 17-car entry list was released on Tuesday, featuring all but four of the 20 championship drivers.
Kiwi and 2019 Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy is scheduled to compete in the event.
Those not competing include two-time Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto, Red Bull junior Juri Vips, and TRS graduates Charles Milesi and Tatiana Calderon.
Calderon will be replaced by Drago Corse team owner and former SUPER GT champion Ryo Michigami.
The race will be broadcast on Super Formula’s YouTube channel, with coverage to commence at 10pm NZT.