Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Country Roadster

A new week sees the start of a new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races running across the next seven days, including one of the longest races we’ve ever seen in Sport Mode.

As usual, there’s three events consisting of a one-make race in Race A, and the Gr.4 and Gr.3 categories available for Race B and Race C. It’s that latter race that catches the eye this week, as players head to Belgium.

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps hosts Race C, at the 24h variant of the course. This features a start line on the run down to Eau Rouge — although the finish line remains in its usual spot — and the full-length pit lane which extends from the Bus Stop to beyond the exit at Raidillon.

Incredibly this is a 20-lap race for the Gr.3 cars which, on the standard Racing Medium tires, will mean more than 40 minutes of racing. That will be interrupted by a required pit stop too, as you’ll need to head down that long, long pit lane at least once — whether you take on tires and/or fuel or not — or face a one-minute penalty after the race.

While that’s not much of a deterrent, as it’s about the same as the pit lane time loss, it’s pretty likely you’ll need to make that trip anyway. With a 2x fuel consumption multiplier and a 4x tire wear multiplier, making it to the end without stopping is tricky.

That’s even more the case if you happen to have a race with rain, as dynamic weather is turned on too. Not all races will feature wet conditions, but you’ll at least want the Intermediate tires available just in case. The brake balance controller is also adjustable which should help mitigate corner-entry understeer in the wet.

Race B is a much quieter event by comparison, with Grand Valley Highway-1 hosting the Gr.4 machines. This is a standard, four-lap sprint race around the full course for your choice of Gr.4 car, using the Racing Medium tire, and again with brake balance adjustment available.

That leaves the one-make event this week in Race A, which is going to be pretty high-stress as the corners keep coming and they don’t stop coming.

You’ll be heading 200 miles southeast from the fictional Grand Valley’s location to Willow Springs, for a five-lap race around the mile-long Horse Thief Mile course.

The car in question is the California-developed, first-generation Mazda Eunos Roadster. Make sure you have the standard road car without an engine-swap or widebody for this race — and not the Roadster Touring Car — with Comfort Medium tires fitted.

Once again you’ll need to be aware that in Race A your Driver Rating won’t be affected, but Sportsmanship Rating updates are turned on. With a tight track like this one it’s easy to send yourself off and damage your SR, never mind with 11 other people around you…

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. A PlayStation Plus subscription is required to take part.

With GT7’s Daily Races updating every Monday across the game’s life to date, the next new set should arrive on Easter Monday, April 1.

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races March 25: Race A

  • Track: Willow Springs – Horse Thief Mile, 5 laps
  • Car: Mazda Eunos Roadster ’89 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (L)
  • Tires: Comfort Medium
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races March 25: Race B

  • Track: Grand Valley Highway-1, 4 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – 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: 1x

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races March 25: Race C

  • Track: Circuit de Spa Francorchamps – 24h Layout, 20 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (H)
  • Tires: Racing Medium
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance,
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 4x

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