Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Where There’s a Willow…

A new week means a new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races, with three races running on their usual 20-30 minute schedules for the next seven days.

It’s a return to the regular format after a couple of weeks of some slightly different races. That means a one-make road car race in Race A — again a “No DR/SR” event, so you’ll neither gain nor lose Driver or Sportsmanship Rating points when you take part — and two race car challenges in the other slots.

For this week that one-make race takes you to the winding Brands Hatch circuit in the UK, a circuit so twisty that even the straights are curved either laterally or vertically.

Naturally then you’ll be placed into a car famous for its handling prowess, with the 996-generation Porsche 911 GT3 being the steed for the event.

You can use a garage car or borrow an “event-specified” vehicle for the race — allowing you to save mileage on your own fleet, or sidestep any irreversible tuning you’ve performed — but you only need to fit Sports Hard tires and head out for the six-lap race.

The fictional Dragon Trail hosts Race B, this week at the Gardens circuit in the reverse direction. That means the double-headed final turn is now the first turn, and the quad-apex “Club Corner” is now left-handed.

It’s an open race for Gr.3 cars using Racing Hard tires, and with no tire wear or fuel consumption to worry about it’s just a case of grabbing your favorite Gr.3 and racing hard for six laps.

Race C is has some odd regulations this week, but also sees the return of the Big Willow circuit at Willow Springs.

As a Gr.4 race there’s going to be a clear pecking order in as usual, but this week that seems to play into the hands of the front-wheel drive machinery rather than the more common all-wheel drive cars.

There’s no tire wear multipliers this week, but you’ll need to be aware of the required tire regulations. You can use both Racing Hard and Racing Medium in the event, but the Hard option is mandatory — you must use it for at least one pass of the start-finish line out on track or you’ll receive a one-minute post-race penalty.

More curious is the fuel consumption multiplier, at a heady 7x. That means the fuel drains seven times faster, and you’ll need the equivalent of 105 laps of fuel to survive the 15-lap race. A no-stop race on a tire-friendly car with some fuel-saving might be the quickest way round…

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 13.

Race A

  • Track: Brands Hatch – Grand Prix Circuit, 6 laps
  • Car: Porsche 911 (996) GT3 ’01 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (L)
  • Tires: Sports Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Dragon Trail – Gardens Reverse, 6 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – 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: Willow Springs – Big Willow, 15 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – 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: 7x
  • Tire use: 1x

† Denotes mandatory tire

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