Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Welcome to the Autodrome

This week’s new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available and brought to you by the letter “A”, as we visit three circuits all beginning with “Autodrome”.

Race A is a little unusual this week, with a change to the regular “No DR/SR” event format. While you’ll still neither gain nor lose Driver Rating for the race, your Sportsmanship Rating — which essentially measures how often you come into contact with other cars or fixed objects, or drive off-track — will update.

It’s only the second time since this format began last May that there’s a change, so if you’ve got used to driving Race A without consequence you might want to make a mental note of it.

Of course it’s a pretty cruel combination to choose for this, with Monza hosting the event. Its high-speed braking from long straights into tight chicanes makes it a crash magnet for the unaware and the dirty, and it won’t be helped by the car choice.

You’ll be driving the new, grand prix-winning Honda RA272, which is a classic F1 car with no downforce and skinny tires. At least it’s on Racing Hard tires for the five-lap race.

Race B is standard Gran Turismo fare, consisting of a Gr.3 race at Interlagos (Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace). It’s a six-lap affair on Racing Hard tires, and there’s no other considerations here — not even the recent addition of open brake balance settings is available.

That takes us on to Race C, held at the fictional Autodrome Lago Maggiore in its full-fat GP course form (or “Full Course” as it’s now known in GT7).

You can use any Gr.4 car for this race, and the recent Balance of Performance (BOP) change brought in with the 1.29 update means it’s no longer an AWD-fest. Instead it’s front-wheel drive cars dominating the leaderboard.

They’ll be further assisted by the fact that there’s no tire wear multipliers this week; your rubber only has to survive ten laps of wear in the ten-lap race. A high fuel use multiplier of 7x will likely not affect most cars, though anything using more than two liters per lap in standard conditions will need some fuel management; a lightweight rear-wheel drive car might come into play.

One final consideration though is tire grades. Both Racing Hard and Racing Medium are allowed, but only the Hard grade is required. You’ll need to use it for at least one pass of the start/finish on-track or earn a one-minute post-race penalty. It’s unlikely that a one-stop race will be faster than a no-stop on Hards if you can make the fuel work.

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 March 13.

Race A

  • Track: Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, 5 laps
  • Car: Honda RA272 ’65 – 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: Autodromo de Interlagos, 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: Autodrome Lago Maggiore, 10 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Hard†, Racing Medium, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Brake Balance Only
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 7x
  • Tire use: 1x

denotes mandatory tire

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