Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Elevation

A new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, bringing along three circuits that feature significant elevation changes.

As the 2022/23 Exhibition Season is coming to a close this week, these races will give you a chance to build your Driver Rating ahead of the upcoming Test Seasons and official championship, in order to get into — or secure your spot in — a higher league.

That doesn’t apply to Race A though, which is another “No DR/SR” event like most Race A events since the end of May. You will neither gain nor lose Driver or Sportsmanship Rating points no matter what happens during the race, so treat it as if it’s just for fun.

It should be quite a lot of fun too, as you’ll be placed in one of the best drivers’ cars around right now: the Alpine A110. A rare case of retro done right, the A110 is so good that Gordon Murray reputedly benchmarked its handling for the T.50 supercar.

You’ll be racing it over a six-lap sprint of the Sardegna Road Track C circuit, the shortest of the three layouts at this location. Nonetheless, there’s a rollercoaster ride through the return section which will see plenty of dicing for position (and last corner divebombs, sometimes by mistake). Grab a car from your garage — or borrow one — and stick a set of Sports Soft tires on for the race.

There’s an unusual course for Race B, with Alsace hosting the event at the Village layout but in the reverse direction. That means the final chicane is now the first chicane, with more helpful uphill braking — but watch out for the hairpin leading onto the Test course pit straight.

It’s a race for Gr.3 cars, which can be a bit much for this track at times. However with the stickier Racing Medium rubber that’s become the standard recently, the four-lap race should fly by.

That leaves Race C, which puts you into the world’s fastest tin-top silhouettes for a 12-lap race around the Autopolis circuit.

You can select any of the Gr.2 cars in the game for the race, which means any of the three 2008-season GT500s, the three 2016-season GT500s, or the classic McLaren F1 GTR Longtail and Mercedes CLK-LM which are both available in Legends Cars today.

There’s a couple of complications of which you should be aware though. Firstly both Racing Medium and Racing Soft tires are available and mandatory. That means you’ll need to use a complete set of both at some point during the race — and for at least one pass of the start-finish line on the circuit, so don’t pit on the final lap or ahead of the first one — or you’ll take a one-minute penalty added to your race finish time.

With tire wear at a modest 4x multiplier, so each lap generates four laps’ worth of wear, it’ll all be about getting as much life out of the quicker Softs and using the slower Mediums as little as possible.

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 across the game’s life to date, the next new set should arrive on Monday January 16.

Race A

  • Track: Sardegna Road Track – C, 6 laps
  • Car: Alpine A110 ’17 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (L)
  • Tires: Sports Soft
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Alsace Village Reverse, 4 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (L)
  • Tires: Racing Medium, 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: Gr.2 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Medium*, Racing Soft*, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 4x

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