Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Connect Four

There’s a new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races available from today, with three new races for what looks like the next week.

Once again, all three races prohibit vehicle tuning and modification (besides liveries), with Balance of Performance (or “BOP”) turned on to automatically set power and weight to equalize car performance.

That has some consequences this week for Race A, as the event features a car that is currently unavailable to purchase.

If you’ve previously bought or won the Mitsubishi GTO 1991 (from the National B Licence), you’ll need to have not performed any irreversible modifications — including widebody or engine bore-out — or you won’t be able to take part.

However, should you have a car that’s permitted, you’ll find yourself racing at Fuji International Speedway for a surprisingly long, six-lap race on Comfort Soft tires.

Both of the other two races this week again use the same car type, but with Gr.4 the focus for the week. You’ll need any car from this category and — if you haven’t already — you’ll be able to pick one up for free by signing a contract with any eligible brand for the Manufacturers Cup in GTWS Test Season 2.

As with last week’s races, both events also have tire wear and fuel consumption settings. All through GT Sport’s life and GT7 up until last week, Race B has been a sprint race without these considerations.

Nonetheless, the eight-lap race of Tokyo Expressway Central Clockwise will feature a 5x tire wear multiplier. That means it’ll feel like a 40-lap race for your Racing Hard tires, which shouldn’t require a pit stop even for the front-wheel drive machines in the class.

Pit strategy may well be required for Race C though, which takes the Gr.4 cars to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. At ten laps the race will be longer distance — the Barcelona track is slightly longer than Tokyo — and with much harder stops.

However it’s the fuel consumption that might be the issue here. Unusually this is set higher than tire wear, at a 7x multiplier, so the 29-mile race becomes more than 200 miles’ worth of fuel.

In order to access the Daily Races, you’ll need to unlock Sport Mode, by completing Menu Book 9 (“Championship: Tokyo Highway Parade”) in the GT Cafe single player hub.

With GT7’s Daily Races seemingly updating on the same schedule as GT Sport’s, we’d expect the next new set to arrive on Monday April 18.

Race A

  • Track: Fuji International Speedway, 6 laps
  • Car: Mitsubishi GTO ’91 – Garage Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Comfort Soft
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Tokyo Expressway – Central/Clockwise, 8 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Racing Hard, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 5x

Race C

  • Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 10 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Racing Hard, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 7x
  • Tire use: 5x

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