Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Monarch of the Glen

A new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races has arrived, bringing a debut for the game’s newest circuit: Watkins Glen.

As usual there’s three races to tackle over the next seven days, with the short Race A sprint now effectively unranked. Following the v1.15 update, you’ll no longer gain nor lose Driver or Sportsmanship Rating points during the race. That means it’s more or less an open lobby, but at scheduled times.

For this week it’s a classic combination, featuring the Mazda Roadster ND at Tsukuba. You’ll need a standard Roadster, so no engine swaps — which have become extremely popular recently, for some reason — and Comfort Soft tires.

It’s a straightforward six-lap race, so just get out there and drive.

Race B takes in a new-for-GT7 circuit, by way of the West End layout at Lago Maggiore. You may have raced that recently in a Daily Race, but this week it’s the reverse course.

The circuit still has that nasty hairpin, although you’ll be approaching it as a left-handed turn this week and also at significantly higher speed. That’s because the seven-lap race is for the GT4-like Gr.4 category, featuring road cars converted into racing machines.

You’ll need Racing Hard tires and, in all likelihood, an Alfa Romeo 155 V6 to be competitive. Of course you will be able to borrow one for the event if you haven’t scored one from Legends Cars yet — and it isn’t currently available.

That leaves Race C, which takes in Watkins Glen for the first time since it was added in update 1.17.

If you’ve not already driven it, we’d recommend the Circuit Experience in World Circuits first rather than trying to learn it in live traffic. When you’re ready it’s a ten-lap race for Gr.3 machinery.

You’ll need to use both Racing Medium and Racing Soft tires during the race. Failing to do so will result in a one-minute post-race penalty. The tire wear is set at 5x — so each lap results in five laps’ worth of wear — but this isn’t too damaging. You should be able to drive the majority of the race on the Softs, but you’ll need to judge when they’re going off and getting slower than new Mediums.

Once again, all three races use the Balance of Performance (BOP) system. This is intended to equalize vehicle performance within a specific category, and prevents players from tuning and tweaking their own cars.

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 July 4.

Race A

  • Track: Tsukuba Circuit, 6 laps
  • Car: Mazda Roadster (ND) S ’15 – 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: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – West End Reverse, 7 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: Watkins Glen Long Course, 10 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – 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: 5x

*denotes mandatory tire

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