Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: The Route X Factor

Gran Turismo 7’s latest set of Daily Races is now available, with three new races across the next seven days and something that’s just a little bit different from the standard offering.

That comes in Race A, which remains a “No DR/SR Updates” event as we’ve seen for almost a year now. No matter how well, or badly, your race goes, neither your Driver Rating nor Sportsmanship Rating will be affected by the event.

We’re heading to Special Stage Route X, an enormous and fictional oval circuit which consists of two giant straights and two banked corners and comes in at 18.8 miles long. That means no braking is necessary, and it’s just a full-throttle blast for the one-lap event.

If that wasn’t quite strange enough, you’ll be driving one of ten cars only and they’ll be provided to you in a pre-tuned form — so don’t take standard performance as a guide — on Comfort Soft tires.

You’ll need to select from the Bugatti Chiron, Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1, Dodge Viper GTS, Lamborghini Aventador SV, Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Pagani Huayra, RE Amemiya RX-7, and the Toyota Supra RZ Mk4.

They’re closely matched for the most part, so just pick your favorite car to listen to for the 270-second race at 270mph. It’ll be a non-stop slipstream battle, with the only real tactic being when to make a break for the front — with nitrous enabled — and to avoid a high-speed collision with the pit-lane entry!

After that, Race B will be a thankfully simple event. It’s a standard sprint race for Gr.3 cars, on Racing Hard tires, so just select the car of your choice from this GT3-like category and go racing.

The new Nurburgring Sprint circuit will host the cars for the six-lap race. That means you’ll need to be aware of the cut-through between turns five and ten, and the much earlier braking point there. Otherwise it’s a pretty straightforward event.

For Race C you’ll be heading to the southernmost circuit in the game, at Australia’s Mount Panorama, and an eight-lap race in the Gr.4 category vehicles.

You’ll need to choose wisely this week, as there’s a high fuel consumption multiplier. This is set at 6x, so your tank will drain six times quicker than usual — making this equivalent to a 48-lap race. For some cars no amount of fuel-saving will stop you from needing to hit the pits, but you’ll want to be immobile while the mechanics fill it up again for the least possible time so a car with decent fuel consumption will be a better choice.

There’s also considerations of tires. Both Racing Hard and Racing Medium compounds are available, but the Hard grade is mandatory: you’ll need to use it for at least one pass of the start-finish line on track or you’ll receive a one-minute penalty at the end of the race.

Not only that, there’s a 3x tire wear multiplier — so again, your tires will wear three times faster, equivalent to a 24-lap race. That means you’ll need maximize the time you’re on the grippier Mediums but not wear them out so much they’re worse than new Hards.

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 May 15.

Race A

  • Track: Special Stage Route X, 1 lap
  • Car: Car Selection – Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: N/A
  • Tires: Comfort Soft
  • Settings: Adjustable
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Nurburgring – Sprint, 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: Mount Panorama, 8 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (H)
  • Tires: Racing Hard†, Racing Medium, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 6x
  • Tire use: 3x

denotes mandatory tire

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