Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Rain Check

There’s a new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races now available for the next seven days, and an entirely new experience in one of the three events as dynamic weather makes its online debut.

Race A though keeps things simple. As usual, it’s a “No DR/SR” event — you’ll neither gain nor lose Driver or Sportsmanship Rating points when you take part — which has been the case every week bar one since it was introduced in May 2022.

You’ll be wrangling with a Cossie for the race, as it’s a one-make event for the Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 at the Watkins Glen Short Course.

This version of the Glen chops out the boot section, cutting through the infield from the Outer Loop and bypassing the Chute. It’s a four-lap race, and all you need to be concerned with is fitting the Comfort Soft tires.

It’s another standard event in Race B, which sees the Gr.3 cars visit Laguna Seca. There’s not many places to legitimately pass at Laguna Seca, and even fewer to take advantage of the higher ratios in your gearbox, so you’ll want a Gr.3 that can stop and turn more than a power car.

Once you’ve picked your machine, strap on the Racing Medium tires and head out for the five-lap race.

That of course leaves Race C, and that’s where the weather comes in. You’ll be racing at the “24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit” (formerly Circuit de la Sarthe) without the chicanes on the Hunaudieres, in a five-lap race for Gr.4 cars.

While that may seem like a simple case of picking the car with the highest top speed — or the Veyron or Huracan — like a Monza Gr.4 race, especially given that there’s no tire wear or fuel concerns with a 1x multiplier for each, there’s a rain-shaped spanner in the works.

The weather is fully dynamic in the race this week, which means you’re never going to be sure what race you’re getting. It may be fully dry, fully wet, changing from one to the other, or back the other way, and all points in-between.

You can fit any racing tire, which ultimately means Racing Soft if it’s dry and your choice of Inters/Wets if it isn’t. Keep an eye on that surface water graph, and use the two markings on it as the suggested soft-inter and inter-wet changeover points. The long lap and pitlane at La Sarthe means that if you get it wrong, you’ll get it very, very wrong indeed.

It could be one of the most interesting Daily Races yet, and you’ll have five laps to prove you’re the weather expert.

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 30.

Race A

  • Track: Watkins Glen – Short Course, 4 laps
  • Car: Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Comfort Soft
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, 5 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: 24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit – No Chicane, 5 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (H)
  • Tires: Racing Hard, Racing Medium, Racing Soft, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

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