Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Civic Pride

A new set of Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races is now available to cover the next seven days, with a little shake up to the track list and a couple of tweaks to the regulations to catch out the unwary this week.

That starts with Race A, which see a third change in three weeks to its settings as once again it’s a partially ranked affair. For this week your Driver Rating (DR) will remain unaffected by goings on, but your Sportsmanship Rating (SR) is on the line again — just as it was two weeks ago.

As we see so often after a game content update, the race is a one-make affair involving one of the newest cars. You’ll need the new, 2022 Honda Civic Type R for the race — although you can borrow one — which will be a seven-lap run around the Grand Valley South course on Sports Hard tires.

The successor of the old Grand Valley East, South follows roughly the same path although the corner cadence and camber is notably different for the middle and late parts of the track.

You’ll also need to watch out for the False Start Check on the grid start, which will see your engine power immediately slashed for a short period if you jump the gun — and you’ll probably become ground zero for a big accident.

Races B and C are their usual style, employing the core esports racing Gr.3 and Gr.4 categories, though you’ll have access to different areas of the vehicle settings in both cases. That has the potential to bring some different cars to the fore than usual.

For Race B it’s a four-lap blast around Trial Mountain’s reverse circuit — making for a hairy turn one as everyone funnels into a sharp left-right chicane — using the GT4-based Gr.4 cars.

You can select or rent any vehicle from the category, so long as it’s fitted with Racing Medium tires. In keeping with recent events, you’ll have free rein over your Brake Balance settings — even on the fly during the race — and for this week you’ll be able to access damper settings too.

Race C brings out the Gr.3 cars, for a 15-lap race of the compact Nurburgring Sprint course and a dose of complexity.

As with Race B, you can adjust the Brake Balance throughout and the damper compression and extension (bound and rebound) settings, but this week you can also tweak the front and rear anti-roll bars in the suspension setting menu.

There’s a good chance you’ll want to do this with tire preservation in mind, as Racing Soft tires are mandatory and the tire wear multiplier is set to 6x — meaning the 15-lap race requires 90 laps’ worth of rubber.

Given that the pit lane at the Sprint circuit comprises a little under a third of the lap’s total length, you’ll want to spend as little time in it as possible — ideally none — so stretching those Softs out is key. Fuel consumption, though set at a 2x multiplier, is largely inconsequential.

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 9.

Race A

  • Track: Grand Valley – South, 7 laps
  • Car: Honda Civic Type R (FL5) ’22 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Sports Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Trial Mountain Reverse, 4 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Medium
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance, Suspension (Partial)
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race C

  • Track: Nurburgring – Sprint, 15 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Soft
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance, Suspension (Partial)
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 6x

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