Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Pay the Piper

The latest set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, running across the next seven days, and marking a return of tuning to the events.

Tuning races ordinarily sit in Race A, which has been a “No DR/SR” event — so you’ll neither gain nor lose Driver or Sportsmanship Rating points when you take part — in almost every week bar since the format was introduced in May 2022.

However that’s not the case this week, with Race A being a one-make road car event under balance of performance (BOP) regulations.

Of course, we say “road car”, but this week’s choice pushes that to an extreme interpretation. You’ll be racing the BAC Mono, a single-seat car produced by small, specialist outfit BAC in Liverpool, UK.

Despite appearing to be an F4 car with headlights and a few more pieces of bodywork, it is a fully road-legal car — as evidenced by the rear license plate. However you’ll be using it more as a track-day toy, with Racing Hard tires fitted for the six-lap race of Lago Maggiore West End Reverse.

Not to be confused with the West short track, West End consists of a short piece of the main Maggiore circuit centered on the bowl hairpin and a tricky cut-through in the infield. You’ll need your wits about you for two very sharp, off-camber corners, especially in the ultra-light, 500hp/ton Mono.

Race B is some more standard Gran Turismo fare, with a race for Gr.4 cars at the Deep Forest Raceway circuit. A long-term fan favorite track, Deep Forest has returned with a final sector redesign for Gran Turismo 7.

It’s a Gr.4 event this week, so you’ll probably want to pick an all-wheel drive car — as these continue to dominate the class — for the five-lap event.

That of course leaves Race C as the tuning event, with Suzuka Circuit hosting the racing for seven laps, and there’s a whole bunch of restrictions you’ll need to keep in mind.

Firstly, you can only use Nissan Silvia S13-S15 cars and their siblings. Thankfully there’s plenty of them in GT7, so you have a choice of the 180SX ’96, the S13 Qs and Ks, the S14 Type S and Aero, the S15 Spec R, and the SilEighty.

You’ll need to make sure they have no more than 345hp, and weigh no less than 1000kg. There’s free rein on tuning — except nitrous, which is not permitted — and all Sports tires are available, but you’ll need to keep it under 600PP.

Chances are that an engine-swapped car will give you the best results, but there’ll doubtless be some “unique” interpretations of suspension setup and gearing — which will likely evolve during the week — that create an all-conquering car.

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 February 6.

Race A

  • Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – West End Reverse, 6 laps
  • Car: BAC Mono ’16 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Deep Forest Raceway, 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: Suzuka Circuit, 7 laps
  • Car: Nissan 180SX/Silvia/SilEighty – Garage Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: 345hp/1000kg/600PP
  • Tires: Sports Hard, Sports Medium, Sports Soft
  • Settings: Allowed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

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