Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: In The Balance

The latest set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, running across the next week with a new trio of events.

Two of the game’s “original” circuits appear in the rotation this week, with a returning — and reworked — fan favorite joined by a newer fictional track designed for the racing categories introduced in GT Sport.

However this week’s Race A heads to a real-world circuit for a one-make event in hot hatchbacks. As usual, this is a “No DR/SR Updates” so neither your Driver Rating nor Sportsmanship Rating will be affected by the race.

You’ll be racing a six-lap sprint in the Renault Clio RS220 Trophy 2016 — a car you can win twice in the GT7 career mode — around the compact Suzuka Circuit East Course, which consists of the pit straight and the Esses section.

There’s plenty of scope to modify your Clio, but it will be brought into a single power and weight specification using the medium Balance of Performance. Comfort Soft tires are required for the race.

Meanwhile Race B places you into the Gr.4 machinery, a production-based racing class broadly similar to the real-world GT4 category but with more prevalent front- and four-wheel drive models.

This will be a very short sprint race, consisting of a four-lap thrash around the Dragon Trail Gardens circuit. You’ll need Racing Hard tires fitted for the race, but there’s also the option to set your car’s brake balance however you wish.

Race C will take you to the returning fan-favorite circuit of Deep Forest Raceway, redesigned for Gran Turismo 7.

It’s a race for Gr.3 cars, the Gran Turismo equivalent to the GT3 category, so you can select any vehicle from the class for the event.

Once again, you’ll have the ability to set the brake balance of the car however you choose, which should mean that the usual pecking order won’t apply. Indeed a glance at an early practice time leaderboard shows no clear choice of fastest car.

The race’s settings are a little unusual, with Racing Soft tires required and a fairly stern tire wear multiplier of 5x — so your tires wear five times faster than standard. That makes it unlikely you’d reach the end of the 12-lap race without having to pit for a fresh set, but in any case all cars are required to make a pit stop.

Failing to make that stop — which cannot be done before you reach the start line on the first lap or right at the end of the final lap — will result in a one-minute time 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 September 4.

Race A

  • Track: Suzuka Circuit – East Course, 6 laps
  • Car: Renault Clio RS220 Trophy ’16 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Comfort Soft
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Dragon Trail – Gardens, 4 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Hard, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race C

  • Track: Deep Forest Raceway, 12 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Soft, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 5x

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