Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Setting Sun

A brand-new week means a brand-new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, with three fresh events running over the next seven days.

This week’s events feature three of the game’s real-world circuits, in Japan and the eastern part of the USA, and there’s an interesting little twist for one of them regarding vehicle settings.

Race A is its usual one-make event format, featuring one of the finest supercars from that crop of wonderful machines that appeared in the early 1990s and taking in the short course at Watkins Glen.

It’s a seven-lap race around this version of the track in New York, which crops off the Boot section of the track. You’ll need a Jaguar XJ220 for the race, and equip Sports Hard tires. There’s no tire wear or fuel consumption considerations for this sprint event, so just get out and race.

As we’ve seen almost without exception for over a year now, this race is a “No DR/SR Updates” event, meaning that no matter what happens neither your Driver Rating nor Sportsmanship Rating will be impacted.

Race B brings you to the Suzuka Circuit, in any Gr.3 car of your choice. This is Gran Turismo’s equivalent to the GT3 category, featuring cars that commonly only share a passenger cell and engine configuration with the road cars on which they’re based.

It’s a five-lap race around the twisting Japanese Formula One circuit, on Racing Hard tires, but there is an extra piece of interest this week. As well as having free rein over your brake balance settings, players can also adjust the damper compression and expansion (bound and rebound).

That could create a slightly different vehicle ranking than you’d usually see for this circuit, as well as a brief arms-race for finding ideal settings for each vehicle. Don’t forget to check our forums for vehicle settings if you’re needing some guidance on the matter.

Only brake balance is adjustable for Race C, which is a ten-lap race around the full Autopolis circuit for Gr.4 cars — although that too is likely to create a unique pecking order of cars this week.

Slightly more importantly, there’s high fuel consumption settings this week, with the multiplier set a 7x so that your tank drains seven times faster than usual. For most cars that may mean a little fuel saving, with only the most frugal and the most thirsty needing any other approach.

You’ll also have to take mandatory tire requirements into consideration. Both Racing Hard and Racing Medium tires are available, but the Hard grade is mandatory; you’ll need to run at least one pass of the start/finish line on-track with the Hard tires fitted or face 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 September 11.

Race A

  • Track: Watkins Glen – Short Course, 7 laps
  • Car: Jaguar XJ220 ’92 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Sports Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

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

Race C

  • Track: Autopolis International, 10 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Hard†, Racing Medium, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 7x
  • Tire use: 1x

†denotes mandatory tire

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