Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Model Citizen

Gran Turismo 7’s new Daily Races are now available for the week, with three fresh events including a run out for some of the content in the bumper 1.40 update.

As you may well expect, that comes along in Race A, which is set to be one of the quietest races in the history of Sport Mode as players take the new Tesla Model 3 Performance out for a spin.

It’s an interesting choice of venue too, for the 500hp+ but — crucially — 1.8-ton EV, with the compact “West End” course at the Autodrome Lago Maggiore circuit hosting the race. This has quite a few sharp corners, notably a hairpin as the course cuts through from the final corner to the straight approaching the bowl hairpin, at which the Model 3 will struggle even on the Sport Soft tires.

At six laps it’ll be quite a short race, and also one in which you’ll neither gain nor lose Driver Rating or Sportsmanship Rating. This is a return to the regular “No DR/SR” format we’ve seen throughout much of the game’s life.

You will need to watch out for the False Start Check on the Grid Start. Hold the car on the brakes (or handbrake) once all lights have come on and until they go off, or you’ll have an immediate drop in engine power and likely become the center of a big accident.

Race B is effectively the only “normal” event this week, as the Gr.3 category cars head to the Sardegna Road Track for a sprint race.

There is, however, a twist, in that you’ll be racing the reverse variant of the A circuit, featuring a fast, left-handed kink for the first corner before the slow hairpin right. This may well catch out more than a few drivers.

It’s a four-lap race at the track, and you can select any Gr.3 car which takes your fancy. Racing Hard tires are the only ones available, and you will be able to adjust Brake Balance although not — unlike recent weeks — any of the suspension settings.

That leaves Race C, which marks the end of the 2023 Super Formula season by recreating the finale through a 12-lap race at the Suzuka Circuit.

You’ll be able to use either of the 2023 cars — the SF23/Honda or SF23/Toyota — for the race, which features both Brake Balance and suspension tuning this week. That means you can tune the vehicle damper (bound and rebound) and anti-roll bar settings before the race as well as the on-the-fly Brake Balance adjustment.

Again you’ll need to watch out for the False Start Check on the Grid Start, with engine power cut briefly if you jump the gun, so keep the car on the brakes or handbrake when the final light comes on and until they all go out.

Strategy won’t come into play this week, with Racing Soft the only tire allowed and a gentle 3x tire wear multiplier — wearing your tires at three times the normal rate. However you will need to use your Overtake feature with care, and ensure you have it mapped on your controller…

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 November 13.

Race A

  • Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – West End, 6 laps
  • Car: Tesla Model 3 Performance – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Sports Soft
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Sardegna Road Track – A Reverse, 4 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (H)
  • Tires: Racing Hard
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race C

  • Track: Suzuka Circuit, 12 laps
  • Car: Super Formula SF23 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Soft
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance, Partial Suspension
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 3x

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