Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Up to Spec

The latest set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, taking players to race tracks around the world for three new events covering the next week.

This week’s races again use the “Balance of Performance” (BOP) system for equalizing vehicle performance. That means cars all have a specific power output and weight, with all other settings locked, to bring them as close as possible in terms of performance.

As of the 1.13 update last week, players are able to use cars from their own garage but can now also borrow a car for any given race. That means you can keep mileage off your own cars, try out a different car in the class, or race in a loan vehicle if you don’t have anything eligible.

The first race sees the first Sport Mode appearance of one of the new 1.13 vehicles, with the Subaru BRZ S ’21 being one of the two car choices. Naturally the other is its sibling, the Toyota GR86, which made its debut in GT Sport.

It’s a surprisingly lengthy race, coming in at five laps of the full Suzuka Circuit. Whichever car you choose, you’ll be using Sports hard tires for the event.

Race B is standard Sport Mode fare. It’s a six-lap race of the Interlagos circuit in Brazil, for Gr.3 machinery. While we have seen this event using tire wear and fuel consumption settings in some of GT7’s first weeks, it’s a regular race this time round, so just choose your Gr.3 car and blast through the laps.

There’s some mild complications in Race C this week, with mandatory tires making their first appearance in Daily Races.

It’s a 12-lap race of the full Fuji International Speedway — including the Dunlop Chicane — for Gr.2 vehicles, but even this isn’t quite as simple as it seems.

You’ll have the choice of any of the 2016 model GT500 cars, with the other Gr.2 vehicles not eligible for the race. That means you’ll need to pick from the Honda NSX-Concept, Lexus RC F GT500, and Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500.

Racing Medium tires are mandatory in this race, which means you must use them for at least one lap or face a one-minute post-race penalty. The Racing Soft tires are optional, but with fuel consumption and tire wear both set at 1x — they degrade at the regular rate — they may be superfluous next to a no-stop strategy.

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 weekly schedule as GT Sport’s, we’d expect the next new set to arrive on Monday May 9.

Race A

  • Track: Suzuka Circuit, 5 laps
  • Car: Subaru BRZ S ’21, Toyota GR86 RZ ’21 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Sports Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Autodrome de Interlagos, 6 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Racing Hard, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race C

  • Track: Fuji International Speedway, 12 laps
  • Car: Honda NSX-Concept/Lexus RC F GT500/Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Racing Medium*, Racing Soft, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

*denotes mandatory tire

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