Toyota Gazoo Racing North America has unveiled the inaugural GR Cup schedule along with a portion of the purse offerings for the debut season.
In partnership with sanctioning body SRO America, the GR Cup will provide drivers and teams the opportunity to compete at some of the most iconic racing venues in North America.
The single-make series, featuring the Toyota GR86, will make its debut at Sonoma Raceway in April before heading to the Circuit of The Americas in May. Virginia International Raceway is next up in June followed by the lone street course in Nashville as part of the Music City Prix weekend in August.
The season will then close at Road America in August, Sebring International Raceway in September, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October.
Each event weekend will consist of two races, with the season being 14 races in total.
“Everyone at Toyota is excited to unveil the GR Cup schedule along with some of our initial purse and prize offerings,” said David Wilson, president, TRD.
“The schedule takes our teams to some of the most iconic venues in racing across this country.
“Additionally, the initial purse offerings further show Toyota’s commitment to this series long-term. We are thrilled to be able to offer such a lucrative race and championship winning purse in our first season.”
Toyota Gazoo Racing North America has also unveiled a portion of the purse and prize offerings for the season.
In each of the 14 races, TGRNA will pay an award for the top-eight finishes up to $12,000 for the race winner.
TGRNA will also award $50,000 for the season-long champion. Additional offerings and prize packages will be unveiled at a later date.
2023 GR Cup Schedule:
March 30- April 2 — Sonoma Raceway
May 5-7 — Circuit of The Americas
June 16-18 — Virginia International Raceway
Aug. 4-6 — Nashville
Aug. 25-27 — Road America (Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin)
Sept. 22-24 — Sebring International Raceway
October 6-8 — Indianapolis Motor Speedway
2023 Race Purse (for each of the 14 races):
Season-long drivers champion: $50,000