Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Par for the Course

The latest set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, taking in three of the game’s real-world circuits in various forms.

As with all of the events for the past couple of months, “Balance of Performance” (BOP) is in effect for all three races. That means all vehicles have a specific power output and weight setting to roughly equalize one-lap performance, with tuning and settings tweaks prohibited.

Following the most recent 1.13 update players can now borrow cars for the races, if they don’t have a suitable vehicle, want to try something different out, or just want to keep the miles off your own stable. However the rented “event-specified” cars are limited to standard liveries.

This week’s Race A sends you to Austria and the Red Bull Ring near Spielberg. It’s a one-make event for the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI hot hatch, taking place at one of the most photogenic tracks on the F1 calendar.

However you won’t be heading up into the Styrian hills, as the race uses the south short course — officially known as the Sudschleife, but just the Short Course in GT7. It’s an eight-lap sprint which mostly sees you running almost full throttle throughout but for the short chicane between turns two and seven of the full GP track and the turn one braking zone.

Race B is a high-speed affair for Gr.3 cars, the Gran Turismo equivalent to GT3. These purpose-built racing cars look quite like performance road cars and supercars, but they generally share very little with their showroom siblings.

This week’s race is a five-lap run around the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, with the fastest average lap speeds of any non-oval circuit both in the game and in the real world.

It’s a simple sprint, so just select any car you like from the Gr.3 class with Racing Hard tires and go flat out to the finish.

Finally there’s Race C, which takes in the Super Formula cars at the Autopolis Circuit. The real-world race was this past weekend, so it’s perfect timing for the event.

There’s no mandatory pit stop, and tire and fuel consumption are locked at 1x multipliers — so one lap of use equals one lap of wear — so this 12-lap race should be a pretty simple blast. However you’ll be using Racing Soft tires, so you might need to keep one eye on the degradation.

Super Formula cars also have an overtake boost system, however the multiplier for this is set at “0x” in this week’s race. That means that even though the race details say it is enabled, it won’t function.

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 30.

Race A

  • Track: Red Bull Ring – Short Track, 8 laps
  • Car: Volkswagen Golf VII GTI ’14 – 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: Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, 5 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: Autopolis International Racing Course, 12 laps
  • Car: Super Formula SF19 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Racing Soft, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start/False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

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