Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Eastenders

The latest set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, taking in some serious elevation changes at three of the game’s most mountainous circuits.

As of the v1.15 update, one of the three races is now effectively unranked. You’ll neither lose nor gain Driver or Sportsmanship Rating points during that event, though it’s still a scheduled race like the others. That looks to be Race A each week, although this week is only the second time this has applied.

Race A itself is a bit of a crazy combination, with high-powered rally machinery on road tires and a compact, twisty circuit.

You’ll be heading to Lago Maggiore, and the new-to-GT7 East End layout. This uses the turn five section of the GP circuit, cutting through the infield between the esses and turn three. In fact you’ll actually be racing the reverse version this week.

It’s a race for Gr.B cars, a class mixing real world Group B machinery and some fictional cars that are a modern take on the class. Any car in the class is eligible, but must be fitted with Comfort Soft tires. That means you’ll need to get used to a lot of sliding, both on the brakes and on the power.

There’s no tire wear or fuel consumption to worry about, and also no loss of SR/DR either. Which is pretty fortunate given that the ten-lap race is likely to be chaos.

Race B is a good deal more standard. It’s a five-lap race around the Kyoto Driving Park Yamagiwa circuit, for Gr.4 cars.

Again, any car in the class — which consists of stripped-out road cars (and the Megane V6, but we don’t talk about that) — is eligible. You’ll just need Racing Hard tires fitted.

Finally there’s Race C, which takes you to Austria’s Red Bull Ring. It’s a 12-lap race for Gr.3 cars, again on Racing Hard tires, and again without any worries about tire wear, fuel consumption, or pit stops.

Just pick your preferred Gr.3 — and don’t forget that you can rent “event-specified cars” if you want to try something different out or keep the miles off your own cars — and head out for this sprint race.

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.

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 June 13.

Race A

  • Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – East End Reverse, 10 laps
  • Car: Gr.B – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Comfort Soft
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Kyoto Driving Park – Yamagiwa, 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: Red Bull Ring, 12 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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