Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Back to Reality

The latest set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, with three races at a selection of the game’s real-world race tracks.

Race A gets things underway with a six-lap race at Italy’s “Temple of Speed”, Monza, in one of the most expensive cars in the game.

While the eight-figure cars in the Legends dealer may shade it, the 3.6 million credit McLaren P1 GTR is the dearest readily available car in the game — no manufacturer invitation necessary. That’s not much of a surprise, given the GTR’s credentials as a gloves-off, track-only variant of the P1 hybrid hypercar.

Thankfully you can borrow one for the race if you don’t have the money (we’re expecting a lot of stock Harrods-homage liveries this week), with the required Racing Hard tires fitted.

Be aware though that Race A is again a “No DR/SR” event, as we’ve seen with all but one since the end of May. That means 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.

The serious business resumes with Race B, which heads to the newest track in the game. Road Atlanta hosts the Gr.4 cars for another six-lap battle.

This will likely be another AWD-fest as the Gr.4 balance of performance (BOP) continues to be overly generous on those vehicles in one-lap pace terms, and we’re expecting the Subaru WRX and Alfa Romeo 155 to dominate. However you can use any Gr.4 car, with Racing Hard tires fitted.

Race C is a good old Gran Turismo combination, with Nurburgring GP hosting the race for the Gr.3 cars. This is a much more open category, but you’re going to need a quick car that’s kind on fuel and tires.

The 10-lap race has 3x fuel consumption and 7x tire wear multipliers, meaning fuel and tires run out three and seven times faster than normal respectively. In effect, your tires will have to last for a total of 70 laps.

With Racing Hard and Racing Medium tires both required — so you’ll need to use each grade at least once in the race, or earn a one-minute penalty added to your race time — you’ll need to race with a strategy that allows you the maximum use of the softer grade but not run them so long that the hard tires begin to outperform them.

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 23.

Race A

  • Track: Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, 6 laps
  • Car: McLaren P1 GTR ’16 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (H)
  • Tires: Racing Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 6 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – 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: Nurburgring – GP, 10 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Hard*, Racing Medium*, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 3x
  • Tire use: 7x

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