Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Finals Form

With the 2023 Gran Turismo World Series Finals now concluded, Gran Turismo 7’s latest selection of Daily Races brings a taste of the action from Barcelona to the game.

All three of this week’s races are inspired by events raced by the competitors across a hard-fought weekend, including one from each of the three different championships.

That starts in Race A, which mirrors the madcap Repechage from the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup and sees you heading to the Lake Louise snow circuit.

It’s a four-lap race for the Toyota GR Yaris ’20, and you’ll need to either fit Snow Tires to your own garage car or borrow a vehicle already equipped with them.

Thankfully, given the somewhat slippery nature of the race, your Sportsmanship Rating won’t be affected by anything that happens in the race. Driver Rating updates are also turned off, so this one’s just for fun — or seeing how you’d have fared against race-winner Takuma Miyazono.

Watch out for the Grid Start with False Start Check. Once all the lights have come on you’ll need to hold the Yaris on the brakes or handbrake; if you start to roll before they go out, you’ll get an on-the-spot cut in engine power for a few seconds and probably become the center of a big accident.

Race B brings a flavor of the Manufacturers Cup, with a short sprint race at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on the GP Circuit (No Chicane) layout. This is the version of the track that misses out the final chicane, with turn 12 becoming a fast right.

As is the nature of the championship, this will be a race for Gr.3 cars only. Unlike the real thing, you’ll have a free choice of all the Gr.3 vehicles in the game for this four-lap blast, with only Racing Medium tires as a requirement.

Tire wear is turned on but, at a mere 3x multiplier, should prove just about immaterial. The recent trend for allowing various suspension components to be adjusted has reverted to fixed settings this week, although Brake Balance adjusment is still permitted.

Finally there’s a fascinating Race C which mimics Race 1 of the Nations Cup final. This sees a selection of pre-tuned road cars made available as rental vehicles only for a seven-lap blast around Trial Mountain — actually a slightly longer race than the one won by Pol Urra.

Your choices are: BMW M3 ’07, Ferrari F40 ’92, Honda NSX Type R ’92, Jaguar XJ220 ’92, Lamborghini Diablo GT ’00, Lexus LFA ’10, Mazda RX-7 Spirit R ’02, Mercedes SLR McLaren ’09, Porsche 911 GT3 ’09 and Toyota Supra RZ ’97.

As the cars are all pre-tuned — and fitted with the Sports Medium tires required — there’s nothing you need to do other than select the car you want and go racing.

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 December 11.

Race A

  • Track: Lake Louise – Long Course, 4 laps
  • Car: Toyota GR Yaris ’20 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (H)
  • Tires: Snow
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: Off
  • Tire use: Off

Race B

  • Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya GP (No Chicane), 4 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Medium
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 3x

Race C

  • Track: Trial Mountain, 7 laps
  • Car: Specified – Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: N/A
  • Tires: Sports Medium
  • Settings: Specified
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

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