Each National Sporting Authority (ASN) will have the right to nominate one driver. Real-life racing experience or a racing license is not mandatory.
The competition will be played on Gran Turismo Sport, the bestselling racing game on PlayStation 4 using the same systems as developed by Polyphony Digital Inc. for the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships.
A large stage will be set up with 12 racing rigs in front of a large LED screen where a series of qualifying and knockout stages will take place. The top 12 drivers will then advance to the Grand Final.
The competition will be held under the supervision of a real-life FIA Race Director and Stewards.
Digital motorsport will feature alongside five other disciplines of the event – the GT Cup, Touring Car Cup, Formula 4 Cup, Drifting Cup and Karting Slalom Cup.
The Digital Cup will be held at the Vallelunga Circuit’s conference centre, starting off with practice session on Saturday and concluding with the Grand Final held on Sunday.