Basically it is being marketed for America/Japan/Europe. One of the codemasters posts on the forum........................................
"Ok, then I've finally been cleared to drop this one out there.
And no DTM, either.
Various reason for this, most of which I can't go into for reasons of commercial sensitivity.
We do still hold licenses for those championships, and we do still have ideas for what we want to do with them, but not as part of Grid - what those ideas are, I can't say, and nothing has been greenlit or confirmed at all, but we do know that these are popular series, and no decision relating to them has been taken lightly.
So far, the PR
activity has played up the new "street" aspects over the trad aspects as we need to reach out to a new market- but to reiterate, that's not all there is. We do have a very prestigous, real-world championship signed up that I'm bursting to tell you about, but can't.
But we do need to reach out to new people- Costs of next-genaration development at this stage demand that. Like it or not, we do need to sell games in the US to survive, and while Race Driver historically did better than Colin McRae in that regard, it's still not good enough.
So, if the lack of those two championships is a total deal-breaker, then fair enough, GRID probably isn't for you, and it's probably best if you stop following it and weighing it down with expectations of a straight sequel to RD3 which it's not going to be. No hard feelings from this side, I know it's a disappointing thing to hear if you're a fan of a series when it takes a turn you may not be happy with, but the ultimate result may actually be better for everybody."