Kazunori Yamauchi announced earlier today in a tweet that the new patch for Gran Turismo 5 will go live on February 18th, which is Friday next week.
@Kaz_Yamauchi: In the next update. What day 18 February. RT @ driftlover35r: @ Kaz_Yamauchi PP scheme is implemented or when? Have the same advantage in torque power difference, I get the penalty
The patch will include some fixes to the penalty system which has made the last round of GT Academy a disaster with a bunch of people cheating by cutting corners. It’s also expected to enable remote races. Money prizes from races is also expected to go back to normal, which in case of B-Spec means ridiculously low. So make sure you grind the Dream Car Championship as much as possible before this coming Friday.