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Terms and Conditions “FIA Certified Gran Turismo™ Championships 2020” Competition Oceania Region

Competition and Entry Requirements

1.               The “FIA Certified Gran Turismo™ Championships 2020”  competition (“Competition”) is open to persons who meet the Minimum Age Requirement (as defined below) and who are residents of Australia and New Zealand (“Entrant Countries”) except employees, agents, contractors or consultants of the Promoter (as defined below) and their immediate families, the Promoter's associated companies and anyone else professionally connected with the Competition (“Entrants). The Entrant Countries together form the Oceania Region.

2.               The minimum age requirement is 18 years to those Entrants who are residents of Australia and New Zealand (the “Minimum Age Requirement”). 

3.               Entrants will be required to enter the Competition using their account for PlayStation™Network (“PSN”). Entrants’ country of residence will be deemed to be the country registered to their account for PSN. Registration for PSN is subject to acceptance of the PSN Terms of Service and PSN Privacy Policy. (http://eu.playstation.com/legal/).

4.               These Terms (as defined below) apply to those Entrants who are resident of the Entrant Countries, other than France.

5.               Entrants may be required to provide documentary proof of their eligibility to enter the Competition. If an Entrant is unable to provide this proof when requested, the Promoter may disqualify that Entrant from the Competition and/or withhold their Prize.

6.               The Competition opens for entries on 15 February 2020 at 13:00 AEDT ("Opening Date") and last entries must be before 19 September 2020 at 23.59 AEDT ("Closing Date").  See Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 for more information.  The period from the Opening Date to and including the Closing Date shall be referred to as the “Competition Period.

7.               In order to enter the Competition, Entrants must: (1) complete the GT Sport Mode registration form which shall be presented to Entrants who select the ‘Sport Mode’ within the Game; (2) select, during the Competition Period, the Championship events they wish to compete for prior to the commencement of each race; and (3) accept the Terms of the Competition. Each Entrant who follows these steps will be deemed to have made an “Entry.

8.               Entrants must enter the Competition in the manner and by the Closing Date and time specified. Failure to do so will disqualify that Entry.

9.               The Competition consists of two (2) different championships (each a “Championship”):

a.  FIA GT Championships Nations Cup (hereafter referred to as the “Nations Cup”): The Nations Cup is a championship in which countries and territories will compete for victory. The country and territory of a player's affiliation will be automatically decided by the country/territory of their account for PSN. There are no restrictions on the country of origin of the cars that will be driven; and

b.  FIA GT Championships Manufacturer Series (hereafter referred to as the “Manufacturer Series”): The Manufacturer Series is a championship in which Entrants race using cars made by one type of manufacturer. Entrants will race to be the best racers for their manufacturer and will then race to beat Entrants who represent other manufacturers. Entrants shall choose their manufacturer from a predetermined list of twenty-five (25) manufacturers.

Details of each Championship are set out in Schedule 1 (Nations Cup) and Schedule 2 (Manufacturer Series), respectively. 

10.            The Competition is free to enter, and no purchase of any kind is necessary but Entrants must own or have access to a PlayStation®4 and a copy of Gran Turismo™ Sport for PlayStation®4 (“Game”). Entrants must be active PlayStation®Plus members during the Competition Period. By entering the Competition, Entrants accept and will be bound by these terms and conditions, including the terms set out in Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 (“Terms”).

11.            PlayStation®Plus (“PS Plus”) membership is only available to individuals who have accounts for PSN with access to PlayStation™Store (“PS Store”) and high-speed internet.  PSN, PS Store and PS Plus are subject to terms of use and country and language restrictions; PS Plus content and services vary by subscriber age. Users must be 7 years or older and users under 18 require parental consent, except that users in Germany must be 18 years or older. Service availability is not guaranteed. Online features of specific games may be withdrawn on reasonable notice - eu.playstation.com/gameservers. PS Plus membership is continuous and will be billed monthly, quarterly, or annually, depending on the subscription purchased at the then current PS Store price, unless cancelled. Free trials of PS Plus roll into a monthly subscription unless cancelled. Full terms apply: PSN Terms of Service at eu.playstation.com/legal.

12.            Each Entrant may only submit one (1) Entry per Championship.  For the avoidance of doubt, races listed under each Championship racing calendar shall be at different times.  It is therefore possible for Entrants to compete in both Championships and for the winner of the Nations Cup to also be part of the winning team in the Manufacturer Series.

13.            It is prohibited for Entrant(s) to create duplicate accounts in order to compete, to increase their chances of qualifying or progressing through the Competition or to disrupt another Entrant’s performance during a race. It is also prohibited to have someone else competing on behalf of an Entrant, and to intentionally exchange positions during a race.  In such events, the Promoter reserves its right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify such Entrant(s).

14.            Competition winners are defined in Schedule 1 (Nations Cup) and Schedule 2 (Manufacturer Series) in accordance with the relevant Championship mechanic (each a “Winner”). Competition runners-up are defined in Schedule 1 (Nations Cup) and Schedule 2 (Manufacturer Series) in accordance with the relevant Championship mechanic (each a “Runner-Up”).

15.            Prizes are as defined in Schedule 1 (Nations Cup) and Schedule 2 (Manufacturer Series), as applicable, and must be taken as stated and may not be deferred, transferred or re-sold. There will be no cash alternatives; however, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute any Prize with a prize of a similar value. Unless specified otherwise, Prizes will not include transfers, spending money and other expenses (including meals or personal expenses, upgrades etc.) as the case may be, all of which will be the sole responsibility of a Winner. If any aspect of the Prize involves overseas travel, the Winner will be responsible for ensuring that they are available to travel and hold valid passports and any necessary visas and any other type of travel documentation required for the trip in question on the relevant travel dates. If a Winner is unable to produce the required travel documentation for the relevant travel dates, the Promoter may disqualify that Winner from the Competition and/or withhold their Prize.

16.            Each Winner and each Runner-Up may be required to pay tax on any Prize won in accordance with their jurisdiction’s tax legislation and will be responsible for any related tax liability.

17.            Failure to claim a Prize by the time or in the manner specified will make a Winner’s claim invalid and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the Prize to the next eligible Entrants selected in accordance with the Terms. Where the Prize is time critical and a Winner needs to be found before the time to take up the Prize passes, the Terms may state the date on which the Winner will be contacted and the Promoter will contact such Winner at the email address provided by the Winner in the GT Sport mode registration form for the relevant Championship. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the Winner(s). If a Winner cannot be contacted or successful contact is not made on the specified date, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the Prize to the next eligible Entrants selected in accordance with the Terms. Unless otherwise specified, if the Prize is not claimed by the Winner in the manner and by any specified date, the Promoter is not obliged to award the Prize to the next eligible Entrant.

18.            The Promoter cannot accept any responsibility for any Competition entry, or any other correspondence related to the Competition, being lost or not being properly registered whatsoever as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt. No applications from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted.

19.            The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury which an Entrant suffers as a direct or indirect result of the Prize and/or the Competition. However, the Promoter makes no attempt to exclude or limit its liability for death or personal injury caused as a result of its negligence.

20.            All conditions, warranties and representations expressed or implied by law or otherwise in relation to the Prize and/or the Competition are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

21.            If any Prize is found to be ineffective, faulty or damaged upon receipt, the Promoter must be notified in writing within seven (7) days of receipt, otherwise the Prize will be deemed to be accepted as received.  This does not affect a Winner’s and/or a Runner-Up’s statutory rights (if any).

22.            Each Winner and Runner-Up agrees to take part in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoter. To opt-out of such publicity, the Winner or Runner-Up should notify the Promoter.

23.            Personal information which Entrants provide when they enter will be held and used only by the Promoter, its group companies, and its suppliers and contractors to administer the Competition and otherwise in accordance with the Promoter's Privacy Policy which can be found at: https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/legal/privacy-policy/ and as expressly agreed by an Entrant.

24.            The Promoter may, at its sole discretion, publish each Winner’s and each Runner-Up’s name on the Promoter’s website(s). Each Winner’s and each Runner-Up’s name will be made available on reasonable request to those individuals enclosing a self-addressed envelope marked ‘FIA Gran Turismo™ Championships 2020’ to the following address: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited, 10 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7LP United Kingdom within six (6) weeks of the Closing Date. If a Winner or Runner-Up objects to their name being published or made available, please contact the Promoter. Please note that the Promoter may be required to provide this information to a regulator.

25.            In the event of any dispute, the Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

26.            The Promoter reserves the right to cancel the Competition, in its entirety or in part, or amend these Terms at any stage if deemed necessary in its opinion or if circumstances arise outside its control.

27.            If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms or incorrect, illegible, fraudulent or other invalid or improper information has been provided, the Promoter may in its sole discretion refuse to process an entry or fulfil any Prize awarded. If an Entrant fails to comply with these Terms, including Schedule 1 and/or Schedule 2, or uses multiple accounts and/or any automated system to enter, they will be excluded from the Competition and their Entry will be declared void.

28.            The “Promoter” is:  Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited, 10 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7LP United Kingdom.

29.            To the extent permitted by applicable law, these Terms shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and the contract between each Entrant and the Promoter shall be deemed to have been formed and performed in England.

 

Schedule 1 – Nations Cup 2020

1.                The Nations Cup Online Series

1.1              Entrants shall enter the Nations Cup by playing in the Nations Cup Online Series set of races via the “Sport” mode within the Game. Entrants must select and confirm they want to participate in the Nations Cup prior to starting each race.

1.2             The Nations Cup Online Series shall consist of four (4) Stages, each with ten (10) Rounds, preceded by a Pre-Season which has eight (8) Rounds, as detailed here:

FIA Gran Turismo Championship 2020 Nations Cup Calendar

Pre-Season

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Rd.1: 18 February

Rd.1: 17 March

Rd.11: 25 April

Rd.21: 16 June

Rd.31: 08 August

Rd.2: 22 February

Rd.2: 21 March

Rd.12: 28 April

Rd.22: 20 June

Rd.32: 11 August

Rd.3: 25 February

Rd.3: 24 March

Rd.13: 02 May

Rd.23: 23 June

Rd.33: 15 August

Rd.4: 29 February

Rd.4: 28 March

Rd.14: 05 May

Rd.24: 27 June

Rd.34: 18 August

Rd.5: 03 March

Rd.5: 31 March

Rd.15: 09 May

Rd.25: 30 June

Rd.35: 22 August

Rd.6: 07 March

Rd.6: 04 April

Rd.16: 12 May

Rd.26: 04 July

Rd.36: 25 August

Rd.7: 10 March

Rd.7: 07 April

Rd.17: 16 May

Rd.27: 18 July

Rd.37: 29 August

Rd.8: 14 March

Rd.8: 11 April

Rd.18: 30 May

Rd.28: 21 July

Rd.38: 05 September

 

Rd.9: 14 April

Rd.19: 02 June

Rd.29: 25 July

Rd.39: 19 September

 

Rd.10: 18 April*

Rd.20: 06 June*

Rd.30: 01 August*

Rd.40: 26 September*

1.3             Race dates denoted with an * mark indicate the “Top 16 Superstars” races (as described in paragraph 1.8 of this Schedule 1).

1.4             Entrants shall be awarded points based on:

1.4.1 their final position in each race; and

1.4.2 the average driver rating of the Entrants they race against in each race.

1.5             Entrants must participate in races during the Nations Cup Online Series to gain points which shall be used to calculate their overall ranking. Each Entrant’s overall ranking shall determine whether they will be invited to live events and progress within the Nations Cup.

The Pre-Season is used to determine “Star Player” eligibility for Stage 1 only. The Pre-Season score is tallied from an Entrant’s best two (2) Round scores out of eight (8) Rounds. Points will be reset at the end of the Pre-Season.

To determine Entrants’ overall ranking, points will be tallied at the end of the ten (10) Rounds under each Stage, as follows (the “Final Score”):

Stage 1: The Final Score is tallied from the Entrant’s best three (3) Rounds, out of ten (10) Rounds (cumulative from Round 1 to Round 10).

Stage 2: The Final Score is tallied from the Entrant’s best five (5) Rounds, out of twenty (20) Rounds (cumulative from Round 1 to Round 20).

Stage 3: The Final Score is tallied from the Entrant’s best eight (8) Rounds, out of thirty (30) Rounds (cumulative from Round 1 to Round 30).

Stage 4: The Final Score is tallied from the Entrant’s best ten (10) Rounds, out of forty (40) Rounds (cumulative from Round 1 to Round 40).

Entrants may participate in any race, in any Round of any Stage at their discretion. However, only the points earned in the last race of the day will count towards their Online Ranking for that Round. (i.e. if an Entrant competes in three races in Round 7 on 08 April 2020, only the points earned in the last of the three races will be counted).

1.6             The Final Score applicable to each Stage will determine the position of each Entrant in the “Online Ranking” for that Stage.

1.7             Star Players

1.7.1       Subject to paragraphs 1.7.2 and 1.7.3 below, Entrants shall be eligible to register as a Star Player if they are either:

1.7.1.1  in the top 50 in the rankings for the Pre-Season and/or in the top 50 in the Online Rankings at the end of the previous Stage; or

1.7.1.2  in the top 10 in the Online Rankings in their Entrant Country.

1.7.2       Once an Entrant meets one of the conditions set out in paragraph 1.7.1 of this Schedule 1, they shall receive an in-game notification on Gran Turismo™ Sport, notifying them that they are eligible. Once they have received this notification, Entrants may register to become a Star Player by visiting gran-turismo.com.  It is the Entrant’s responsibility to actively register as a Star Player.

1.7.3       Registered star players (hereafter referred to as “Star Players”) shall have an ‘S’ driver rating and shall be eligible to participate in the “Top 16 Superstars” race set out in paragraph 1.8 of this Schedule 1.

1.7.4       The real names of Star Players will be displayed during the broadcast of the “Top 16 Superstars Races”, in addition to their PSN IDs.

1.7.5       Once an Entrant has earned a Star Player driver rating, their rating shall apply to their driving profile for one successive Stage of the Online Series only.

1.8             Top 16 Superstars Race

1.8.1       Top 16 Superstars Races shall take place periodically throughout the Nations Cup Online Series. In accordance with paragraph 1.3, Superstar races are marked with an * mark in the race schedule at paragraph 1.2.

1.8.2       Entrants who compete in the “Top 16 Superstars” races shall be eligible to win bonus points during the Nations Cup Online Series.

1.8.3       Each Entrant must be a Star Player to register for a “Top 16 Superstars” race.

1.8.4       Entrants may register to join a “Top 16 Superstars” race up to fifteen (15) minutes prior to the scheduled start of each race.

1.8.5       For each “Top 16 Superstars” race, the 16 most highly ranked Star Players who have registered for the applicable race shall be selected to participate. This ranking may be based on each Entrant’s driver rating or the total number of points acquired in the applicable season. The way in which Star Players are ranked for the purposes of “Top 16 Superstars” race selection shall be defined prior to the start of each “Top 16 Superstars” race.

1.8.6       For the Nations Cup, there can be no more than ten (10) Star Players from each Entrant Country who can race in a “Top 16 Superstars” race.

1.8.7       If, prior to the start of a “Top 16 Superstars” race, fewer than 16 Star Players have been selected, the restrictions set out in paragraphs 1.8.5 and 1.8.6 shall no longer apply. Star Players will thereafter be selected based on their Online Ranking, as applicable.

1.9             Following the end of each Stage, two (2) competitors from the Oceania Region shall proceed to the Nations Cup World Tour Live Event (each a “World Tour Finalist”).

1.10          Nations Cup World Tour Finalists will win:

1.10.1   an invitation to attend and participate in the next World Tour Live Event (as defined in paragraph 2.1 of this Schedule 1);

1.10.2   return economy class flights, coach tickets or train tickets to the Nations Cup World Tour Live Event (as applicable, at the Promoter’s sole discretion);

1.10.3   accommodation for the duration of the Nations Cup World Tour Live Event (choice of accommodation, at the Promoter’s sole discretion);

1.10.4   transport to and from the airport, bus terminal or train station (as appropriate) to the accommodation, on the dates of the inbound and outbound flights/buses/trains;

1.10.5   return transport from the accommodation to the venue of the relevant Nations Cup World Tour Live Event; and

1.10.6   all meals during the relevant Nations Cup World Tour Live Event.

Information relating to travel and accommodation shall be confirmed by the  Promoter, and/or Polyphony Digital Inc. on behalf of the Promoter, by email following the end of each Stage (as set out in paragraph 1.2), (together the “Online Series Prizes”, each an “Online Series Prize”). The Promoter, and/or Polyphony Digital Inc. on behalf of the Promoter, will contact Nations Cup World Tour Finalists at the email address provided by them in the GT Sport mode registration form for the Nations Cup.

2.              Nations Cup World Tour Live Events             

2.1.            The Nations Cup World Tour Live Events are five (5) live events during which the World Tour Finalists shall race to determine the Nations Cup World Tour Winner for the Oceania Region (each a “Nations Cup World Tour Live Event”).

2.2.            The Nations Cup World Tour Live Event shall take place at a date and location to be confirmed by the Promoter, and/or Polyphony Digital Inc on behalf of the Promoter, by email following the end of each Stage. The Nations Cup World Tour Live Events are expected to take place in February, May, July, September, October, and November 2020 in different cities around the world.

2.3.             The rules for each Nations Cup World Tour Live Event will be set out by Polyphony Digital prior to the commencement of each event.

2.4.             The Nations Cup World Tour Finalists shall be:

2.4.1. for World Tour 1, twenty-four (24) Entrants selected from competitors who participated in the Nations Cup races at the World Final event of the 2019 FIA Certified Gran Turismo™ Championships (held on 22-24 November 2019 in Monaco), selected by ranking order of the results.

2.4.2. for World Tour 2, 3, 4, and 5, subject to the Country Cap as defined in paragraph 2.5 and subject to paragraph 2.6 below, the Entrants with the two (2) highest Online Ranking position attained through competing in Nations Cup Online Series races, as follows:

World Tour 2: based on the Online Ranking results at the end of Stage 1.

World Tour 3: based on the Online Ranking results at the end of Stage 2.

World Tour 4: based on the Online Ranking results at the end of Stage 3.

World Tour 5: based on the Online Ranking results at the end of Stage 4.

2.5.             There shall be a maximum of two (2) World Tour Finalists per Entrant Country (the “Country Cap”), up to a maximum of two (2) Entrants in total from the Oceania Region. Where an Entrant is ranked third in their Entrant Country, the next highest-ranking Entrant from a different Entrant Country shall advance to the Oceania Nations Cup World Tour. This means that an Entrant ranked 3rd or lower amongst the Entrants from their Entrant Country cannot be a World Tour Finalist even if their score is higher than an Entrant placed in the top 2 of another Entrant Country.

2.6.             In the case where a World Tour Live Event is held in a country within the Oceania Region, two (2) further Oceania Entrants from that country will be invited to that World Tour Live Event, selected according to their position in the Online Rankings, and the Country Cap will be increased from two (2) to three (3) Entrants.

2.7.             If two or more Entrants are tied with an equal number of points at the end of a Stage, the following criteria will then be applied to determine which Entrant is to proceed:

2.7.1. the Entrant with the highest points scored across all Rounds; and

2.7.2. if still tied, then the Entrant with the highest points scored in a single Round.

2.8.             Subject to the Country Cap set out in paragraph 2.5, in the event that a World Tour Finalist from the Oceania Region is unable to attend the World Tour Live Event, the Entrant with the next highest Online Ranking (who is not already a World Tour Finalist) may be invited to participate in the Nations Cup World Tour Live Event for the Oceania Region and shall be notified as such by the Promoter and/or Polyphony Digital Inc on behalf of the Promoter.

2.9.             The “Nations Cup World Tour Final Winner” for each Nations Cup World Tour Live Event shall be the World Tour Finalist with the highest score from all applicable Nations Cup World Tour Live Event races. The “Runners-Up” shall be the World Tour Finalists with the second and third highest score from all applicable Nations Cup World Tour Live Event races.

2.10. World Tour Finalists with the highest number of World Tour wins from the Nations Cup World Tour Live Events (a “Nations Cup World Finalist”) shall proceed to the Nations Cup World Final. The Nations Cup World Finalists shall be notified of their selection after the conclusion of each World Tour Live Event.

2.11. Each Nations Cup World Tour Winner will win:

2.11.1. a World Tour Live Event winner’s trophy;

2.11.2. an invitation to attend and participate in the Nations Cup World Final; and

2.11.3. subject to acceptance of the invitation:

a)    return economy class flights, coach tickets or train tickets to the World Finals (as applicable, at the Promoter’s sole discretion);

b)    accommodation for the duration of the World Finals (choice of accommodation, at the Promoter’s sole discretion);

c)    transport to and from the airport, bus terminal or train station (as appropriate) to the accommodation, on the dates of the inbound and outbound flights/buses/trains;

d)    return transport from the accommodation to the venue of the World Finals; and

e)    all meals during the World Finals event.

2.12.            The prizes listed in paragraphs 2.11 are the “World Tour Prizes”.

2.13.             The Runners Up will receive a World Tour Live Event trophy.

2.14.             In addition to the World Tour Prize set out above, the Nations Cup World Tour Winners shall, should they accept the invitation to the Nations Cup World Final, also earn points towards their Nations Cup World Final 2020 individual overall ranking, according to their position:

·        1st Place: 3 Points

·        2nd Place: 2 Points

·        3rd Place: 1 Point

2.15.             Each Nations Cup World Tour Winner must accept the invitation to the Nations Cup World Final promptly. Responses to the Promoter’s notification email must be received within two (2) weeks from the date of the Promoter’s notification email and each Nations Cup World Tour Winner must provide their full name, residential address and date of birth.

2.15.1. Note: if a Nations Cup World Tour Finalist or a Nations Cup World Tour Winner’s residential address does not fall within the Entrant Country that they are competing for that Winner may be disqualified.

3.                 Selection for the Nations Cup World Final

3.1.               The Nations Cup World Final, a live event, shall take place as a separate competition during the Gran Turismo™ Championships World Finals 2020 (where the Manufacturer Series World Final will also take place) (“World Finals”) which is expected to take place in November 2020. The terms for the Nations Cup World Final shall be made available to each Nations Cup World Finalist prior to the event taking place.

3.2.                There shall be two (2) Nations Cup World Finalists (as defined in paragraph 2.10 of Schedule 1) from the Oceania Region. This will comprise any Nations Cup World Finalists, as selected per paragraph 2.10 of this Schedule 1 and those Entrants who achieved the highest Online Ranking at the end of Round 40.

3.3.                There shall be a maximum of two (2) Nations Cup World Finalists per Entrant Country (the “Country Cap”), up to a maximum of two (2) Entrants in total from the Oceania Region. Where an Entrant is ranked third in their Entrant Country, the next highest-ranking Entrant from a different Entrant Country shall advance to the World Final. This means that an Entrant ranked 3rd or lower amongst the Entrants from their Entrant Country cannot be a Nations Cup World Finalist even if their score is higher than an Entrant placed in the top 2 of another Entrant Country.

3.4.                In the event that a Nations Cup World Finalist is unable to attend the World Final, the World Tour Finalist with the next highest Online Ranking may be invited to become a Nations Cup World Finalist and shall be notified as such by the Promoter, or by Polyphony Digital Inc. on behalf of the Promoter.

3.5.                The Promoter shall provide information relating to the Nations Cup World Final (as defined in paragraph 3.1 of this Schedule 1) to the Nations Cup World Finalists by email to the email address provided by the Entrant in the GT Sport mode registration form for the Nations Cup.

Schedule 2 – Manufacturer Series 2020

1.                  The Manufacturer Series Online Series

1.1.                Entrants shall enter the Manufacturer Series by selecting the Manufacturer Series option within the “Sport” mode section of the Game, prior to the start of each race.

1.2.               The Manufacturer Series Online Series shall consist of four (4) Stages, each with ten (10) Rounds, preceded by a Pre-Season which has eight (8) Rounds as detailed here:

FIA Gran Turismo Championship 2020 Manufacturer Series Calendar

Pre-Season

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Rd.1: 19 February

Rd.1: 18 March

Rd.11: 26 April

Rd.21: 17 June

Rd.31: 09 August

Rd.2: 23 February

Rd.2: 22 March

Rd.12: 29 April

Rd.22: 21 June

Rd.32: 12 August

Rd.3: 26 February

Rd.3: 25 March

Rd.13: 03 May

Rd.23: 24 June

Rd.33: 16 August

Rd.4: 01 March

Rd.4: 29 March

Rd.14: 06 May

Rd.24: 28 June

Rd.34: 19 August

Rd.5: 04 March

Rd.5: 01 April

Rd.15: 10 May

Rd.25: 01 July

Rd.35: 23 August

Rd.6: 08 March

Rd.6: 05 April

Rd.16: 13 May

Rd.26: 05 July

Rd.36: 26 August

Rd.7: 11 March

Rd.7: 08 April

Rd.17: 17 May

Rd.27: 19 July

Rd.37: 30 August

Rd.8: 15 March

Rd.8: 12 April

Rd.18: 31 May

Rd.28: 22 July

Rd.38: 06 September

 

Rd.9: 15 April

Rd.19: 03 June

Rd.29: 26 July

Rd.39: 20 September

 

Rd.10: 19 April*

Rd.20: 07 June*

Rd.30: 02 August*

Rd.40: 27 September*

1.3.                 Race dates denoted with an * mark indicate the “Top 16 Superstars” races (as described in paragraph 1.15 of this Schedule 2).

1.4.                 Entrants race to represent one (1) of the following twenty-five (25) manufacturers (each a “Manufacturer”): Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Citroën, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault Sport, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.

1.5.                 Entrants from across the following five (5) regions will compete: (a) Oceania; (b) North America; (c) Central & South America; (d) Asia; and (e) Oceania (each a “Region”)). This Schedule sets out the terms for Entrants from the Oceania Region only.

1.6.                 Entrants shall be awarded points based on:

1.6.1.   their final position in each race; and

1.6.2.   their average driver rating of the Entrants they race against in each race.

1.7.                 Entrants must participate in races during the Manufacturer Series Online Series to gain points which shall be used to calculate their overall ranking. Each Entrant’s overall ranking shall be used – in part – to determine whether they will be invited to Live Events and progress within the Manufacturer Series.

The Pre-Season is used to determine a “Star Player” eligibility for Stage One only.  The Pre-Season score is tallied from an Entrant’s best two (2) Round scores out of eight (8) Rounds. Points will be reset at the end of the Pre-Season.

To determine Entrants’ overall ranking, points will be tallied at the end of a series of Rounds, under each Stage, as follows (the “Final Score”):

Stage 1: The Final Score is tallied from the Entrant’s best three (3) Rounds, out of ten (10) Rounds (cumulative from Round 1 to Round 10).

Stage 2: The Final Score is tallied from the Entrant’s best five (5) Rounds, out of twenty (20) Rounds (cumulative from Round 1 to Round 20).

Stage 3: The Final Score is tallied from the Entrant’s best eight (8) Rounds, out of thirty (30) Rounds (cumulative from Round 1 to Round 30).

Stage 4: The Final Score is tallied from the Entrant’s best ten (10) Rounds, out of forty (40) Rounds (cumulative from Round 1 to Round 40).

Entrants may participate in any race, in any Round of any Stage, at their discretion.  However, only the points earned in the last race of the day will count towards their Online Ranking for that Round. (i.e. if an Entrant competes in three races in Round 7 on 08 April 2020, only the points earned in the last of the three races will be counted).

1.8.                 The Final Score applicable to each Stage will determine the position of each Entrant in the “Online Ranking” for that Stage.

1.9.                 Star Players

1.9.1.   Subject to paragraphs 1.14.2 and 1.14.3 below, Entrants shall be eligible to register as a Star Player if they are either:

1.9.1.1.    in the top 50 in the rankings for the Pre-Season and/or in the top 50 in the Online Rankings at the end of the previous Stage; or

1.9.1.2.    in the top 5 in the Online Rankings for their Manufacturer.

1.9.2.                Once an Entrant meets one of the conditions set out in paragraph 1.14.1 of this Schedule 2, they shall receive an in-Game notification, notifying them that they are eligible. Once they have received this notification, Entrants may register to become a Star Player by visiting gran-turismo.com. It is the Entrant’s responsibility to actively register as a Star Player.

1.9.3.                 Registered star players (hereafter referred to as “Star Players”) shall have an “S” driver rating and shall be eligible to participate in the “Top 16 Superstars” race set out in paragraph 1.15 of this Schedule 2.

1.9.4.                 The real names of Star Players will be displayed during the broadcast of the “Top 16 Superstars Races”, in addition to their PSN IDs.

1.9.5.                 Once an Entrant has earned a Star Player driver rating, their rating shall apply to their driving profile for one successive Stage of the Online Series only.

1.10.                 Top 16 Superstars Race

1.10.1. Top 16 Superstars Races shall take place periodically throughout the Online Series. In accordance with paragraph 1.3, Superstar races are marked with an * mark in the race schedule at paragraph 1.2.

1.10.2. Entrants who compete in the “Top 16 Superstars” races shall be eligible to win bonus points during the Online Series.

1.10.3. Each Entrant must be a Star Player to register for a “Top 16 Superstars” race.

1.10.4. Entrants may register to join a “Top 16 Superstars” race up to fifteen (15) minutes prior to the scheduled start of each race.

1.10.5. For each “Top 16 Superstars” race, the 16 most highly ranked Star Players who have registered for the applicable race shall be selected to participate. This ranking may be based on each Entrant’s driver rating or the total number of points acquired in the applicable season. The way in which Star Players are ranked for the purposes of “Top 16 Superstars” race selection shall be defined prior to the start of each “Top 16 Superstars” race.

1.10.6. For the Manufacturer Series, there can be no more than two (2) Star Players from each Manufacturer who can race in a “Top 16 Superstars” race.

1.10.7. If prior to the start of a “Top 16 Superstars” race, fewer than 16 Star Players have been selected, the restrictions set out in paragraphs 1.10.5 and 1.10.6 shall no longer apply. Star Players will thereafter be selected based on their Online Ranking, as applicable.

1.11.                 Following the end of Stage 1 (or Round 10), one (1) Entrant may proceed to the Manufacturer Series World Tour 2 Live Event, if their Manufacturer and Region are selected (as set out in paragraph 3 of this Schedule 2), (a “World Tour Finalist”).

1.12.                 Following the end of Stage 2 (or Round 20), one (1) Entrant may proceed to the Manufacturer Series World Tour 3 Live Event, if their Manufacturer and Region are selected (as set out in paragraph 3 of this Schedule 2), (a “World Tour Finalist”).

1.13.                 Following the end of Stage 3 (or Round 30), one (1) Entrant may proceed to the Manufacturer Series World Tour 4 Live Event, if their Manufacturer and Region are selected (as set out in paragraph 3 of this Schedule 2), (a “World Tour Finalist”).

1.14.                 Following the end of Stage 4 (or Round 40), one (1) Entrant may proceed to: (a) the Manufacturer Series World Tour 5 Live Event if their Manufacturer and Region are selected (as set out in paragraph 3 of this Schedule 2), (a “World Tour Finalist”); and (b) the Manufacturer Series World Final, if their Manufacturer and Region are selected (a “World Finalist”).

1.15.                 Manufacturer Series World Tour Finalists will win:

1.15.1. an invitation to attend and participate in the next World Tour Live Event (as defined in paragraph 2.1 of Schedule 2); and

1.15.2. subject to acceptance of the invitation:

1.15.2.1. return economy class flights, coach tickets or train tickets to the World Tour Live Event (as applicable, at the Promoter’s sole discretion);

1.15.2.2. accommodation for the duration of the World Tour Live Event (choice of accommodation, at the Promoter’s sole discretion);

1.15.2.3. transport to and from the airport, bus terminal or train station (as appropriate) to the accommodation, on the dates of the inbound and outbound flights/buses/trains;

1.15.2.4. return transport from the accommodation to the venue of the relevant World Tour Live Event; and

1.15.2.5. all meals during the relevant World Tour Live Event.

Information relating to travel and accommodation shall be confirmed by the Promoter, and/or Polyphony Digital Inc. on behalf of the Promoter, by email following the end of each Stage (as set out in paragraph 1.2), (together the “Online Series Prizes”, each an “Online Series Prize”). The Promoter, and/or Polyphony Digital Inc. on behalf of the Promoter, will contact Manufacturer Series World Tour Finalists at the email address provided by them in the GT Sport mode registration form for the Manufacturer Series. 

1.16.                 Manufacturer Series World Tour Winners and Runners-Up shall also win a trophy.

1.17.                 Manufacturer Series World Finalists will win:

1.17.1. an invitation to attend and participate in the Manufacturer Series World Final; and

1.17.2. subject to acceptance of the invitation:

1.17.2.1.    return economy class flights, coach tickets or train tickets to the World Final (as applicable, at the Promoter’s sole discretion);

1.17.2.2.    accommodation for the duration of the World Final (choice of accommodation, at the Promoter’s sole discretion);

1.17.2.3.    transport to and from the airport, bus terminal or train station (as appropriate) to the accommodation, on the dates of the inbound and outbound flights/buses/trains;

1.17.2.4.    return transport from the accommodation to the venue of the World Final; and

1.17.2.5.    all meals during the World Final.

1.18.                 World Tour Finalists and/or World Finalists must accept the invitation to the Manufacturer Series World Tour and/or Manufacturer Series World Final promptly. Responses to the Promoter’s notification email must be received within two (2) weeks from the date of the Promoter’s notification email and each World Tour Finalist and/or World Finalist must provide their full name, residential address and date of birth. Note: if a residential address does not fall within the Entrant Country that they are competing for that Entrant may be disqualified.

1.19.                 The prizes listed in paragraphs 1.17 are the “World Tour Prizes”.

2.                   Manufacturer Series World Tour Live Events

2.1.                 The Manufacturer Series World Tour Live Events are five (5) live events during which World Tour Finalists shall race to determine the Manufacturer Series World Tour Winner and Runners-up (each a “Manufacturer Series World Tour Live Event”).

2.2.                The Manufacturer Series World Tour Live Event shall take place at a date and location to be confirmed by the Promoter, and/or Polyphony Digital Inc on behalf of the Promoter, by email following the end of each Stage. The Manufacturer Series World Tour Live Events are expected to take place in February, May, July, September, October, and November 2020 in different cities around the world.

2.3.                The rules for each Manufacturer Series World Tour Live Event will be set out by Polyphony Digital prior to the commencement of each event.

2.4.                The Manufacturer Series World Tour Finalists shall be:

World Tour 1: thirty-six (36) Entrants selected from competitors who participated in the Manufacturer Series races at the World Final event of the 2019 FIA Certified Gran Turismo™ Championships (held on 22-24 November 2019 in Monaco).

World Tour 2: thirty-six (36) Entrants qualifying at the end of Stage 1 (Round 10) (as detailed in paragraph 1.11, above)

World Tour 3: thirty-six (36) Entrants qualifying at the end of Stage 2 (Round 20) (as detailed in paragraph 1.12, above)

World Tour 4: thirty-six (36) Entrants qualifying at the end of Stage 3 (Round 30) (as detailed in paragraph 1.13, above)

World Tour 5: thirty-six (36) Entrants qualifying at the end of Stage 4 (Round 40) (as detailed in paragraph 1.14, above)

2.5.                Manufacturers taking part in the Manufacturer Series World Final 2020 will receive points to count towards its overall ranking according to the position of the World Tour Winners and Runners-Up that represented it across all of the Manufacturer Series World Tour Live Events:

·        1st Place: 3 Points

·        2nd Place: 2 Points

·        3rd Place: 1 Point

3.                   Selection of World Tour Finalists and World Finalists

3.1.                 The selection of World Tour Finalists and World Finalists is determined by a combination of the following criteria:

3.1.1.     top-scoring Entrants (the “Representative Drivers”);

3.1.2.     the Top 12 Manufacturers (selected in accordance with paragraph 3.3);

3.1.3.     the three Representative Regions (as defined in paragraph 3.6).

3.2.                 A total of three (3) World Tour Finalists or World Finalists (as applicable) will be selected to represent each manufacturer at a World Tour Live Event and/or at the World Final (as applicable); each from a Representative Region.

3.3.                  A total of twelve (12) manufacturers will compete at each World Tour Live Event, selected according to the following criteria (in order of precedence) (the “Top 12 Manufacturers”):

3.3.1.   the Competition’s official Manufacturer Partner or “Works Team”; and

3.3.2.   the Global Manufacturer Ranking (as defined in paragraph 3.4 below).

3.4.                 At the end of each Stage, a “Global Manufacturer Ranking” will be created, according to the following process:

3.4.1.   The Manufacturers represented by the Entrants with the highest scores at the end of each Round for every Stage will be allocated Manufacturer Ranking Points in accordance with the table below, in order to create a Regional Manufacturer Ranking, as follows:       

Manufacturer Standing

Manufacturer Ranking Points

1

40

2

36

3

33

4

30

5

27

6

24

7

22

8

20

9

18

10

16

11

15

12

14

13

13

14

12

15

11

16

10

17

9

18

8

19

7

20

6

21

5

22

4

23

3

24

2

25

1

3.4.2.   The Regional Manufacturer Ranking for each Stage will be determined by a tally of the Manufacturer Ranking Points allocated to each Manufacturer at the end of a series of Rounds, under each Stage, as follows:

Stage 1: The Regional Manufacturer Ranking for each Manufacturer is tallied from the best three (3) Rounds out of ten (10) Rounds (cumulative from Round 1 to Round 10).

Stage 2: The Regional Manufacturer Ranking for each Manufacturer is tallied from the best five (5) Rounds out of twenty (20) Rounds (cumulative from Round 1 to Round 20).

Stage 3: The Regional Manufacturer Ranking for each Manufacturer is tallied from the best eight (8) Rounds out of thirty (30) Rounds (cumulative from Round 1 to Round 30).

Stage 4: The Regional Manufacturer Ranking for each Manufacturer is tallied from the best ten (10) Rounds out of forty (40) Rounds (cumulative from Round 1 to Round 40).

3.4.3.   At the end of each Stage, the Regional Manufacturer Ranking is determined for all five (5) Regions. The three (3) Regions with the highest Regional Manufacturer Rankings for each Manufacturer will be tallied to determine the “Global Manufacturer Ranking”.

3.5.                  At the end of each Stage, the Global Manufacturer Ranking is calculated and the Top 12 Manufacturers are determined. This will be published on https://www.gran-turismo.com/world/gtsport/sportmode/ and also under the “Sport” section of the Game.

3.6.                 The top three (3) Regions to have scored the highest Regional Manufacturer Ranking (each a “Representative Region”) for each of the Top 12 Manufacturers will proceed to a World Tour Live Event or World Finals.

3.7.                 If two or more Representative Drivers from different manufacturers are tied with an equal number of points at the end of a Round, then the Manufacturer Ranking Points assigned to their manufacturers will be divided and assigned equally.

3.8.                 If two or more manufacturers are tied in the Global Manufacturer Ranking with an equal number of points, the following criteria will then be applied to determine which manufacturer is to proceed:

a)     the manufacturer with the highest Manufacturer Ranking Points across all five Regions;

b)     the manufacturer with the highest Manufacturer Ranking Points across all five Regions and all Rounds; and;

c)     if still tied, then the manufacturer with the highest number of entries for that manufacturer registered at the end of the relevant Stage of this Manufacturer Series.

3.9.                  If two or more Regions are tied with an equal number of points in the Global Manufacturer Ranking, the following criteria will then be applied to determine which Region is to proceed:

a)     the Region with the highest Manufacturer Ranking Points across all Rounds; and

b)     if still tied, then the Region with the highest Manufacturer Ranking Points in a single Round; and

c)     if still tied, then the Region with the Representative Driver who scored the highest points.

3.10.                  In the event that a Live Event Finalist or World Finalist is unable to attend a World Tour Live Event or the World Finals (as appropriate), the Entrant representing the same Manufacturer with the highest Stage score from the Region with the next highest-ranking points may be invited to become a World Tour Finalist or World Finalist (as appropriate) and shall be notified as such by the Promoter, or Polyphony Digital Inc. on behalf of the Promoter. If a replacement is not found within the 4th and 5th placed Region, then the Entrant representing the same Manufacturer with the next highest Stage score from the Region of the Entrant originally unable to attend will be selected.

3.11.                  World Tour Finalists and World Finalists shall be notified of their selection after the conclusion of the Online Series and can choose to claim their Prize at that time. The Promoter shall provide information relating to the Live Events by email to the email address provided by the Entrant in the GT Sport Mode registration form.