Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Collision Course

The latest set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, bringing players to three circuit variations that we don’t often see in the ranked multiplayer events.

Of course Race A retains its usual status as a “No DR/SR Updates” event. This means that neither your Driver Rating nor Sportsmanship Rating will be affected by anything that happens in the race, effectively turning it into a lobby race that happens to be scheduled.

You’ll be heading to a fictional circuit in the foothills near France’s border with Germany, with the long Alsace Village course hosting a three-lap race. It’s a circuit inspired by classic French road-racing courses — although with far fewer straights.

As usual it’s a one-make event, this week featuring a rather appropriate vehicle for the venue in the shape of the present-day Alpine A110 sports car. You can of course borrow one for the race, using the “Rent an Event-Specified Car” option, although it will only be in standard colors if you do. That will though ensure your vehicle adheres to the specifications, including the fitment of Sports Hard tires.

The Race B sprint visits the Fuji International Speedway circuit location, but this week’s race takes place at the “short” version of the track.

In case you’re scratching your head trying to recall a short version, this layout simply omits the Dunlop Chicane, turning it into a single right-hander and cutting out a whole 150 feet of the circuit…

It’s a four-lap race for Gr.4 cars on Racing Hard tires, allowing you to select any vehicle from this GT4-like, production car-based racing category, and with Fuji’s legendarily long main straight we’d suggest something with legs.

Once again this week you’ll have the ability to adjust your brake balance settings for these cars — on the fly if you wish — although we’re not expecting that to have as much of an impact on which cars are more dominant due to the high-speed nature of the track.

Finally Race C will place you into Gr.3 cars, Gran Turismo’s equivalent to the GT3 category, at a circuit we really wouldn’t expect to suit these high-speed machines.

You’ll be heading to the Sardegna Road Track venue, a fictional course set on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, but using the most compact of the tracks available here. Not only that, you’ll be racing it the wrong way, as the reverse version of the 1.65-mile C layout hosts the event.

Notably you’ll have both brake balance and the natural frequency setting for your vehicle’s suspension available to adjust. This is a change from the previous week which allowed you to adjust damper settings; if you’re in need of some help on the best approach for this, check our forums for vehicle settings.

In addition there’s a mandatory pit stop in the 20-lap race. That means you’ll have to head down pit road at least once during the race — you don’t need to take on any tires or fuel to meet the requirement — or you’ll receive a one-minute penalty at the end of the race.

However, with a 6x multiplier on the tire wear setting and only Racing Soft tires available, it’s pretty likely you’ll want to make a stop anyway as the tires are unlikely to make it to the end of the 20-lap race. A 2x fuel consumption multiplier is also in effect, but not meaningful in this race.

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 18.

Race A

  • Track: Alsace – Village, 3 laps
  • Car: Alpine A110 ’17 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (L)
  • Tires: Sports Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Fuji International Speedway – Short, 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: Sardegna Road Track – C Reverse, 20 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (L)
  • Tires: Racing Soft, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance, Suspension (Partial)
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 6x

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