Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: West End Girls

Another new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, with two of the three events taking in circuit layouts that are new to the game.

The races continue to use the “Balance of Performance” (BOP) system for matching relative performance of different vehicles, with each assigned a specific power output and weight to bring them closer together over one-lap pace. That means that, again, tuning and settings tweaks aren’t allowed.

You can use both cars from your own garage or, following the most recent 1.13 update, borrow cars for the races if you’d prefer. This means you can try out something different you don’t already own, or just keep the miles off your own stable — although you’ll be limited to standard liveries if you do.

For Race A this week you’ll be visiting one of the two new layouts (four including reverse options) of Autodrome Lago Maggiore, a circuit that made its debut in GT Sport.

The course is called “West End”, not to be confused with the different “West” layout. It takes in much of the final sector of the full GP circuit, veering off the home straight with a sharp right hairpin which feeds you back onto the run down to the signature bowl corner.

You’ll be driving the Nissan Silvia S15, a car which also skipped out GT Sport having been in GT5 and GT6 as a Premium car, and as an earlier 1999 model in every game since GT2. It’s a straightforward five-lap sprint on Sports Hard tires.

Race B will bring you to the returning Deep Forest Raceway track. This redesigned circuit was also missing from GT Sport, and the changes for GT7 from the original layout haven’t been entirely met with universal approval but it’s still an entertaining circuit.

It’s a race for Gr.4 cars this week, with the stripped back machines providing plenty of different options to try. Chances are you’ll need one of the AWD vehicles to make the most of your races, but whichever you choose it’s a five-lap sprint on Racing Hard tires with no fuel or tire concerns this week.

That’s also the case for Race C, which takes in Mount Panorama in Gr.3 cars — allowing players to live out their Bathurst 12hr ideations from the real race this weekend.

Again, there’s no need to worry about fuel and tire use, with both set as a 1x multiplier: one lap equals one lap’s worth of fuel consumption and tire degradation. With no compulsory pit stop this too becomes a sprint race.

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 so far updating to the same weekly schedule as that of most of GT Sport’s life, we’d expect the next new set to arrive on Monday May 23.

Race A

  • Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – West End, 5 laps
  • Car: Nissan Silvia S15 ’02 – 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: Deep Forest Raceway Reverse, 5 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – 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: Mount Panorama, 10 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

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