Brace yourself for the ultimate challenge- the Extreme Series. If Gran Turismo 5 had something similar to Hell (besides any track that uses the Nordscheleife), it would be the Extreme Series. The most punishing events with some of the fastest cars all make up this championship. The Professional races proven your worth as a World Champion. The Expert races assured the Gran Turismo world that you are a proven champion. So why do you run the Extreme Series? Simple- to prove your worth as a Gran Turismo legend. Forget about a license- just race and win!
This blog post pertains only to the GT5 Expert-level races. REMEMBER: You must be at Level 20 or higher to compete in this series.
BEFORE I BEGIN:I will be working on creating as many of these race posts for Gran Turismo 5. Because this will all take some time to get everything completely right, I will be releasing posts like these one at a time based on my own Gran Turismo 5 progress. I will make any needed corrections if need be. Any loyal readers can freely contact me and provide extra information that I may have missed. To contact me, visit my Blogger/Blogspot profile and send me an Email. Alternatively, you can post a comment to the Wall of my Facebook fan page if you are on Facebook.
Basic Advice.Each race has information on what tracks are raced and how many laps are run for both A-Spec and B-Spec. You must be at a certain level in A-Spec or B-Spec to compete in each event. Those level requirements are listed in parentheses () prior to the description of each series/championship. Each series is listed in a heading with a period at the end, and each championship is listed with an exclamation mark. Any listed requirements (if any) are noted at the end of each introduction. If you only see B-Spec requirements, then that means the race has no limitations for A-Spec.
Races of Gran Turismo 5 Series:This lineup of posts will have more posts added in the future. Check back in this post (and others) for the latest updates and to link to other posts in this series.
• Races of Gran Turismo 5: Beginner Series
• Races of Gran Turismo 5: Amateur Series
• Races of Gran Turismo 5: Professional Series
• Races of Gran Turismo 5: Expert Series
• Races of Gran Turismo 5: Extreme Series (YOU ARE HERE)
• Races of Gran Turismo 5: Endurance Series
LATEST UPDATE(S)/REVISION(S):OCT 7 2014 - added links to other posts in this series; updated overall look of posts and made several edits
--- Races of Gran Turismo 5: Extreme Series ---
^ The Extreme Series can be daunting. However, you have to take on these challenges to prove yourself as a true champion of Gran Turismo racing!
You will get quite a workout now! The Extreme Series is a no-nonsense championship packed with intense racing events. It also features some of the most intense damage your car will take. The races will be faster, longer, and tougher than anything you've ever faced so far. In addition to these challenges, you will have some races in B-Spec that require more than one driver. Take this into consideration when racing in the B-Spec ranks of the Extreme Series. Victory is not impossible here. You just have to work for it. So go make that money!
Try to win every race and championship to receive the maximum money as well as the most experience points for each victory. If you win all the races in a championship or in a series, bonus cars will be rewarded to you. Bonus cars are offered for victory both in A-Spec and in B-Spec. Both offer different prize cars. Here is a look at the series and championships in the Beginner Series.
REMEMBER: You must be at Level 20 or higher to compete in this series.
Schwarzwald League B (Level 20).
"A high level race for high-performance German cars."The second Schwarzwald League is reserved for more powerful German cars than what you experienced in Schwarzwald League A. This is where cars like the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Audi R8 (road car), the BMW M3, and others will battle among themselves for German car supremacy. Prove your worth on two different tracks using German power.
Only German cars can compete in this series. Sports Soft tires or less are required for B-Spec racing.
• Cape Ring (5 laps A-Spec; 6 laps B-Spec)
• Nürburgring Nordschleife (1 lap A-Spec; 2 laps B-Spec)
Like the Wind (Level 21).
"A high-speed battle for super-powered racing machines."Unlike in GT3 and GT4, there is no Test Course. This is the first time Like the Wind (which is in its third-ever GT title) is featured without Test Course as well as having multiple events. Prove your worth on two tracks. Also as a first-ever deal, it is the first time you race on a road course as part of Like the Wind.
Racing Hard tires required for B-Spec.
• Daytona International Speedway-Road (5 laps A-Spec; 10 laps B-Spec)
• Superspeedway - Indy (5 laps A-Spec; 18 laps B-Spec)
NASCAR Series (Level 21)!
(A-Spec) "Close-quarters combat in roaring V8 machines."The name of the game here is stock car racing. Watch as 12 NASCAR Cup stock cars (including yours) take to five race tracks where the furious action stock car racing provides that surge of excitement. Do you have what it takes to tame these ferocious V8-powered tubeframe beasts?
(B-Spec) "Close-quarters combat in roaring V8's.
All NASCAR stock cars and only NASCAR stock cars are allowed to compete. Racing Hard tires required for B-Spec.
• ROUNDS: Superspeedway - Indy (5 laps A-Spec; 18 laps B-Spec), Grand Valley Speedway (5 laps A-Spec; 8 laps B-Spec), High Speed Ring (5 laps A-Spec; 14 laps B-Spec), Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (5 laps A-Spec; 10 laps B-Spec), and Daytona International Speedway (10 laps A-Spec; 20 laps B-Spec)
European Championship (Level 22).
"A European sports car showdown."It is time you go on a tour in the European Championship. This championship is reserved for European cars. Test your courage and your strength by competing in this group of races. Only the finest European cars enter. Only the finest drivers win.
Only European cars can compete in this series of races. Sports Medium tires or less are required for B-Spec racing. These events require two B-Spec drivers.
• Rome Circuit (5 laps A-Spec; 20 laps B-Spec)
• Deep Forest Raceway (5 laps A-Spec; 20 laps B-Spec)
• Autodromo Nazionale Monza (5 laps A-Spec; 14 laps B-Spec)
German Touring Car Championship (Level 22).
"A high-level touring car contest for born-and-bred brute machines."The name of the game here is on German touring cars. Three tracks will be raced on featuring these fire-breathing touring cars. Go get ready to battle in some intense racing cars. They are challenging courses that will really test your patience. So don't back down- take care of business!
Only German touring cars (and some GT cars) are allowed to compete. Check the Entry Requirements to see all eligible cars, because an Alfa Romeo and a Lexus are part of the list of eligible cars. Racing Hard tires or less are required for B-Spec racing.
• Cape Ring (5 laps A-Spec; 6 laps B-Spec)
• Nürburgring GP/D (8 laps A-Spec; 13 laps B-Spec)
• Nürburgring Nordschleife (1 lap A-Spec; 2 laps B-Spec)
Super GT (Level 22).
"The Super GT season begins in this battle of the touring cars."The Super GT series' GT500 class is for you to race and experience in this championship. You will be racing the fun-to-drive racing machines that embody this class of racing, and you will do so on three Japanese tracks. The races will be long with each one at about 15 to 20 minutes long in A-Spec, and three times that in B-Spec. Keep your focus and race consistently to win here.
Only Japanese cars can compete in this series. Racing Hard tires or less are required for B-Spec racing. These events require two B-Spec racers.
• Suzuka Circuit [Weather Change] (10 laps A-Spec; 30 laps B-Spec)
• Fuji Speedway GP/F (10 laps A-Spec; 30 laps B-Spec)
• Tokyo R246 (10 laps A-Spec; 30 laps B-Spec)
American Championship (Level 23).
"A fight for American GT cars to prove their worth."A showcase of American power, engineering, and prowess are all exhibited in this championship. Two races in the United States will help determine if you can hang with the best American racing machines. Prove your worth in this championship to show you know how to wrestle with American power.
Only American cars can compete. Racing Hard tires or less are required for B-Spec racing.
• Superspeedway - Indy (5 laps A-Spec; 20 laps B-Spec)
• Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (5 laps A-Spec; 10 laps B-Spec)
Formula Gran Turismo World Championship (Level 23)!
"6 red-hot races in the ultimate Formula car."Formula Gran Turismo returns for a third installment. You are racing for twenty laps on six intense race tracks, all of which are or have been raced on by the real Formula One World Championship. Are you ready to endure like never before?
Only the Formula Gran Turismo is allowed to compete in this championship. Racing Soft tires or less required for B-Spec racing.
• ROUNDS: Fuji Speedway GP/F (20 laps A-Spec; 37 laps B-Spec), Superspeedway - Indy-Road (20 laps, A-Spec; 37 laps B-Spec), Cote d'Azur (20 laps A-Spec; 30 laps B-Spec), Nürburgring GP/F (20 laps A-Spec; 30 laps B-Spec), Autodromo Nazionale Monza [Weather Change] (20 laps A-Spec; 34 laps B-Spec), and Suzuka Circuit [Weather Change] (20 laps A-Spec; 30 laps B-Spec)
Dream Car Championship (Level 24)!
"A fast-paced championship for high-end machines - a petrolhead's dream come true."The Dream Car Championship personifies some of the finest racing machines in Gran Turismo. This championship debuted in GT3 and returns for its third installment. It is best to bring a very fast pure race car to this championship to have any chance of winning. The races will be long, but as long as you keep your composure and race hard, you can pull out some wins here.
Racing Hard tires (or less) are required for B-Spec racing.
• ROUNDS: Superspeedway - Indy (10 laps A-Spec; 22 laps B-Spec) Autodromo Nazionale Monza [Weather Change] (10 laps A-Spec; 12 laps B-Spec), Tokyo R246 (10 laps A-Spec; 12 laps B-Spec), Circuit de la Sarthe 2009 [Weather Change] (3 laps A-Spec; 5 laps B-Spec), and Nürburgring 24 Hours course (3 laps A-Spec; 3 laps B-Spec)
This concludes the Extreme Series! I hope you were able to win all of the races and championships of the Extreme Series. You know it wasn't easy. However, you made it! You will need to make time for the final of the events- the Endurance Series. Nine long-distance races await you. Do you have the patience to endure? Do you have the skill to win? One last challenge awaits you now. From this point on, it's all about nine very long races and making the most of that time to secure a win. Make sure to challenge tougher series if you've acquired enough experience to reach tougher championships.
More to come for this series of blog posts regarding GT5's races! Until next time, thank you for reading!
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