MIKAIL HIZAL WINS THE FIA CERTIFIED GRAN TURISMO™ CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 NATIONS CUP WORLD FINAL

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MIKAIL HIZAL WINS THE FIA CERTIFIED GRAN TURISMO™ CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 NATIONS CUP WORLD FINAL

SYDNEY, 25 NOVEMBER 2019 Today, Mikail Hizal [PSN: TRL_LIGHTNING] from Germany was crowned the FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships Nations Cup World Champion!

Hizal battled it out against 36 of the best Gran Turismo drivers from 19 countries this weekend who put everything on the line in Monaco in an attempt to be in the top 12 for the Nations Cup Final race this Sunday and chase the ultimate title.

Reaching the Nations Cup Final after a weekend of successful and strategic driving put him in pole position on the starting grid, Hizal held his nerve throughout the three races and Final to top the points leaderboard and cross the line first at the Nations Cup World Finals. Hizal and was joined on the podium by Cody Nikola Latkovski [PSN: Nik_Makozi] from Australia and Takuma Miyazono [PSN: Kerokkuma_ej20] from Japan who achieved second and third spot respectively.

As the Nations Cup 2019 Series World Champion, Hizal will receive the same honours as real-world motorsport champions and be presented with his trophy at the FIA Prize-Giving Gala taking place in Paris in December. Hizal will join yesterday’s Manufacturer Series TOYOTA team Champions Tomoaki Yamanaka, Rayan Derrouiche and Igor Fraga at the Gala.

In other news today: Lamborghini unveiled their new car Lambo V12 Vision GT.

Key highlights include:

  • The Lambo V12 Vision GT is a highly visionary concept, emphasizing ‘fun to drive’. It will be virtually available in GT Sport from spring 2020
  • The Lambo V12 Vision GT features a very exciting design produced by Lamborghini Centro Stile in Sant’Agata Bolognese. It is a single seater, which in its virtual form uses the powertrain from the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 that is Lamborghini’s stepping stone towards electrification.
  • The concept car’s powerful overall design is dedicated to sophisticated aerodynamics. A large wing housing a significant Y-taillight dominates the rear. All elements are designed as high performance surfaces, integrating design and aerodynamics. The main body is disconnected from the fenders, and the hexagon-inspired theme in the side windows is inspired by the Lamborghini Marzal from 1968. The Lambo V12 Vision GT uses the typical Lamborghini Y-signature for both front lights and rear lights.
  • A visionary concept requires an interior design ahead of its time. The driver enters the cabin like a jetfighter pilot, from the front of the car. The main driving controls are located within the futuristic steering wheel and all driver information is projected virtually in front of the driver.

The FIA Certified GT Championships 2019 Series is designed to showcase the best in sim racing talent from across the globe and has been gaining traction amongst players, spectators, manufacturers and media across each of the Championship events. The World Tour events are breaking down the barriers to world class racing and are an incredible opportunity for anyone who has ever dreamt of taking the wheel centre stage to demonstrate their skills.

PlayStation®4 Exclusive GT Sport™ offers all drivers the ultimate virtual experience behind the wheel. Designed to peak manufacturer standards and performance conditions, the cars enable drivers to test the same skills, precision and audacity as real-world experts.

For the latest information on the 2019 FIA Gran Turismo™ Championships visit https://www.granturismo.com/world/gtsport/

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