Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Double Trouble

The Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races continue to update on their weekly cycle, with a new set of three races available for the next seven days — and the rare sight of one circuit location featuring twice in one set.

Suzuka Circuit is the unusual double-entry this week, beginning in the regular one-make Race A. This week that sees you taking charge of a JDM classic: the first-gen Honda NSX Type R.

You won’t get much chance to stretch the legs of this lightweight special though, as it’s Suzuka’s compact East Short Course that stages the race. It’s a seven-lap affair, with the NSXs required to use slippery Sports Hard tires for the event.

As usual, this event features a False Start Check. You’ll need to hold the car on the brakes from the moment the final light comes on and until it goes off to start the race, or you’ll cop an immediate power drop — which lasts for as long after the start as the amount by which you jumped it.

Another regular feature of this race also appears, as your Driver Rating won’t update regardless of the outcome of the event. Sportsmanship Rating updates remain turned on however.

This week’s Race B sends you to the fearsome Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, for a three-lap blast around the legendary track.

You’ll be driving Gr.4 cars in the race this week, equipped with Racing Hard tires. Any vehicle in this GT4-like category is eligible for the race, and while the long stretches of maximum throttle might hint at a Mazda 3-dominated event the early signs are pointing to more agile, mid-engined fare.

Unlike recent weeks, there’s no tuning options available other than the Brake Balance settings — which can be adjusted during the race too, in both Race B and C.

Finally we’re back to Suzuka for the monster Race C event in the Gr.3 cars. This time it’s the full Suzuka Circuit for a 20-lap race, which means a solid 40 minutes plus of driving.

There’s a mandatory pit stop during this race, so you’ll need to take at least one trip down the pit lane — regardless of whether you take on fuel or tires or not — or take a one-minute penalty after the race. That also means watching out for the pit entry and exit lines, which also attract a three-second penalty if you cut them.

Both fuel consumption and tire wear are at relatively low levels this week — at a 2x and 3x multiplier respectively — so it may come down to a tactical battle of when to pit, if you choose to sacrifice a couple of seconds for the tire switch (with Racing Medium the only choice), and whether you want to lose the slipstream.

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 February 19.

Race A

  • Track: Suzuka – East Course, 7 laps
  • Car: Honda NSX Type R ’92 – 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: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – 3 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – 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, 20 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: 2x
  • Tire use: 3x

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