Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: On Point

The latest set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, with a small but significant change to the regulations this week.

That comes in Race A which, after a little over three months, switches back from its “No DR/SR” format to become a competitive event again. If you’ve been used to driving the event without fear of consequence to your Driver and Sportsmanship Ratings, you’ll need to adjust!

Again, all the three races use the Balance of Performance (BOP) system intended to even out vehicle performance within a given class, with the new low/medium/high speed settings. This means players cannot tune or tweak their cars, other than visually.

If you don’t have an appropriate car, or want to keep the miles and wear off garage cars, you can borrow a vehicle using the “Event Specified Car” function — though rented vehicles are only available in standard liveries.

Race A takes you to Laguna Seca for a one-make race in the Honda Civic Type R ’97 road car, which is sadly not the one into which you can install a new K20 turbo engine.

It’s a four-lap race for the screaming VTEC hatchback, on standard Comfort Soft tires, which should be fun at the Corkscrew. Watch out for the false-start check too; a little bit of traction control will certainly help.

For more standard fare, Race B takes you to the Red Bull Ring for a five-lap race in Gr.3 machinery. You can pick any car you like from this GT3-like category, although it looks like a good week to pick a mid-engine (or front-mid engine) vehicle. Tires are standard Racing Hard items.

Speed addicts will want to head to Race C this week, which visits the Fuji International Speedway in full configuration — including the slow chicane at the Dunlop corner.

It’ll be a 13-lap race for Gr.1 cars, which means you’ll be cresting 200mph down the main straight. Again it’s free choice of any car in the class, but the qualifying board makes it look like it’ll be an effective Porsche 919 Hybrid one-make event.

There’s no pit stop considerations this week. Even on the required Racing Medium tire the car should make it to the end of the race without needing to stop, with tire wear set at a 1x multiplier: one lap is one lap’s worth of wear. Fuel also sits at 1x, and there’s no mandatory pit stop either.

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 updating every Monday thus far, the next new set should arrive on Monday September 19.

Race A

  • Track: Laguna Seca, 4 laps
  • Car: Honda Civic (EK) Type R ’97 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (L)
  • Tires: Comfort Soft
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Red Bull Ring, 5 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Hard, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race C

  • Track: Fuji International Speedway, 13 laps
  • Car: Gr.1 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Medium, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

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