Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Tuning for Speed

A new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available to cover the next seven days, and there’s a slightly different format for some of this week’s activites.

Race A once again returns to being a “No DR/SR” event, meaning you will neither gain nor lose Driver and Sportsmanship Rating points no matter what. That effectively makes it a scheduled lobby race.

The format is interesting too, as tuning makes a return, and there’s some very specific regulations. You’ll be permitted to use any front-engined, rear-wheel drive road car, so long as it has no more than 443hp and weighs no less than 1,300kg.

Along with mandatory Sports Soft tires you can apply whatever vehicle settings and tuning parts you like, including wide body — but excluding nitrous — which might make it an interesting week to try some of those engine-swapped classics.

The race itself is a simple five-lap blast of the Monza circuit, in “no chicane” form. That skips out the first chicane — Variante del Rettifilo — but the other two remain, making for a very high speed approach to Curva Grande and then Variante della Roggia. It’s a good job you can’t lose SR, really, and watch out for the false-start check grid.

While you must use a garage car for this race, the other two events give you the option of a loaner vehicle. Selecting “event-specified car” allows you to borrow a car for the race, so you can try something new that you might not already own or just keep the miles (and wear) off your precious fleet.

Race B is a simple affair, lining up Gr.4 race cars for a five-lap race at the new Trial Mountain circuit. Aside from Racing Medium tires being required there’s no particular concerns here, but it’s likely to be an AWD-dominated event.

That leaves Race C, which has a few regulation foibles to note. It’s a ten-lap race for Gr.3 cars around the new Daytona Road Course — which results in a rare application of the new “high speed” Balance of Performance settings.

In addition you’ll need to be aware of tire limitations. You must use both the Racing Hard and Racing medium tire for at least one lap of the race each — pitting before you reach the start, and pitting as you end the last lap will not qualify — or face a one-minute penalty added to your final race time.

The relatively high wear rate, which is set to a 9x multiplier so one lap equates to nine laps of wear, mean some strategy is required. You’ll want the Medium tires for as long as possible, but they won’t last; the choice is whether you start on Hards and use Mediums when you’re lighter on fuel or build an advantage on Mediums and swap for Hards at the end.

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 26.

Race A

  • Track: Autodromo Nazionale di Monza (No Chicane), 5 laps
  • Car: FR Road Car – Garage Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: 443hp/1300kg
  • Tires: Sports Soft
  • Settings: Allowed
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Trial Mountain, 5 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – 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

Race C

  • Track: Daytona – Road Course, 10 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (H)
  • Tires: Racing Hard*, Racing Medium*, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 9x

*denotes mandatory tire

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