Partnership announcement Gran Turismo World Series

Fanatec becomes Official Steering Wheel Partner of the Gran Turismo World Series, and announces sponsorship of Igor Fraga in the 2023 Super Formula Lights series.

The Gran Turismo World Series 2023 is an international championship open to anyone with a copy of Gran Turismo 7. Both the Nations Cup and Manufacturers Cup championships feature seven online rounds, culminating in two live events - the 'World Series Showdown 2023' in August, and 'World Finals 2023' in December. As Official Steering Wheel Partner, both live events will see the competitors racing exclusively on Fanatec hardware.

Additionally, Fanatec will have their own section added to the Brand Central area of Gran Turismo 7.

This follows a successful launch of the Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro and Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel Base, the first official direct drive products for Gran Turismo.

Fanatec have also announced they will be providing support for the 2018 Gran Turismo World Series Nations Cup winner, and current real-world and virtual motorsports driver Igor Omura Fraga as a personal sponsor. They will be supporting this participation in the 2023 Super Formula Lights series.

Please find the official announcement here.

Since their founding in 1997, Fanatec has made numerous innovations in sim racing technology, popularising belt-driven force feedback, introducing load cell sensors and contactless magnetic sensors on mass-market pedals, and launching the first direct drive system for the PlayStation 4. Furthering their expertise through partnerships with leading car manufacturers and international racing series, they have become an invaluable part of modern motorsports. In 2021 they announced plans to develop racing peripherals with cutting-edge force feedback technology through a partnership with Gran Turismo.

20. Mai 2023, von Thore Varga