Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Edge of TTmorrow

As a new week begins so Gran Turismo 7’s newest set of Daily Races becomes available, although you’ll be forgiven for thinking there’s something a little bit familiar about these events.

That’s because, with the exception of some regulation changes, this set of three races is identical to a set that appeared back in April this year — which should give you some idea of what to expect.

Race A returns to its usual “No DR/SR” event after last week’s change, meaning that neither your Driver Rating nor Sportsmanship Rating will change regardless of what happens in the race.

It’s a standard one-make race for road cars, centered on the 2003 Audi TT. You’ll be racing it for four laps around the reverse version of Autodrome Lago Maggiore’s West circuit (not to be confused with the West End circuit).

This version of the track runs close to the main GP circuit layout, but skips out turns 3-8 to bypass the arena section. That means, on this reverse version, you’ll be turning left after the bridge rather than right.

The TT only needs Comfort Soft tires for the race, and it’s a regular grid start with no additional concerns.

For Race B you’ll be driving around the Kyoto Driving Park Yamagiwa circuit, the longer of the two courses at this location, for a five-lap blast in Gr.3 category cars.

You can select any vehicle from this class for the race, and it’s worth noting that you’ll have the brake balance controller available this time — unlike in April — which may bring different vehicles into contention compared to previous races.

That brings us to the possibly enthralling Race C, though it depends upon the deities of randomness.

It’s a five-lap race around the famous Le Mans endurance circuit (now known as the 24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit in a rebrand for GT7) using the high-performance Gr.2 cars, but there’s several special considerations here.

Firstly, you’ll have access to not only the brake balance controller, but also more suspension tuning settings than we’ve seen even over the past couple of weeks. You can tune not only your car’s damper compression and expansion (bound and rebound) settings but the natural frequency of the springs too.

Not only that, there’s the specter of rain. Dynamic weather is enabled for the race, meaning that you might encounter a fully wet or fully dry race, or anything in-between.

More importantly, that means you’ll need to ensure that you have the full suite of tires available to you in order to survive what the race throws at you. Racing Medium tires are the standard slick, but you’ll want to make sure you have Intermediate and Heavy Wet tires too.

You won’t need to worry about tire wear or fuel consumption though, as both are set to the base rate.

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 October 2.

Race A

  • Track: Autodromo Lago Maggiore – West Reverse, 4 laps
  • Car: Audi TT 3.2 quattro ’03 – 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: Kyoto Driving Park – Yamagiwa, 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
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race C

  • Track: 24 Heures du Mans Circuit, 5 laps
  • Car: Gr.2 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (H)
  • Tires: Racing Medium, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance, Suspension (Partial)
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

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