Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Riot Van

The latest Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races are now available, with a little change in proceedings for this week’s three events.

Race A remains a “No DR/SR Updates” event. This means that it has no impact on your Driver Rating or Sportsmanship Rating, regardless of how well — or not — the race goes.

However this week it’s a race for Gr.3 race cars rather than its usual one-make event. This category is the game’s equivalent to GT3, consisting of purpose-built, tin-top race cars designed for endurance racing.

Suzuka hosts the race, which is a short, five-lap sprint on Racing Hard tires. It’s a rare opportunity to enjoy these cars in an official online race without any consequences for getting things wrong.

This week’s one-make event comes up in Race B, and it’s a pretty wild combination. Monza is the venue, with the “No Chicane” variant hosting the race. This layout skips out the first “Variante della Rettifilo” chicane only.

As for the car, it’s the Toyota Alphard minivan as added in update 1.31 back in March. This 300hp office block should punch a pretty large hole in the air, and with 16 of them on-track at once it’s set to be one of the oddest-looking races so far.

You can use your own garage car or borrow one for the four-lap race, and you’ll only need Sports Hard tires to compete. Watch out for the False Start Check on the grid start though; keep the brakes (or handbrake) on once all the lights are on and until they go off or you’ll face an on-the-spot slowdown penalty and likely be obliterated by the pod of vans coming from behind.

Finally there’s Race C which heads over to the fictional Pacific coast circuit of Grand Valley. The main Highway 1 course hosts this race which is a ten-lap affair for Gr.4 cars.

It ought not to be a particularly strategic race for these production car-based racers, with neither the 3x tire wear nor 3x fuel consumption multipliers likely to force a pit stop.

However you will need to be aware of tire requirements. Although Racing Hard and Racing Medium tires are available, the Hard option is mandatory. Failing to use a full set of the Hard grade for at least one pass of the start/finish line will result in a one-minute post-race penalty.

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 June 5.

Race A

  • Track: Suzuka Circuit, 5 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Autodromo Internazionale di Monza – No Chicane, 4 laps
  • Car: Toyota Alphard ’18 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (H)
  • Tires: Sports Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race C

  • Track: Grand Valley – Highway 1, 10 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: 3x
  • Tire use: 3x

denotes mandatory tire

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