Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Back Draft

A fan-favorite race returns in the new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races beginning today and running across the next seven days.

If you’re planning on entering the Gran Turismo World Series, beginning April 17, this week will be a good chance to boost your Driver Rating to allow you to enter a higher “League” and gain more reward money for your racing, although you’ll want to avoid Race A if that’s your goal.

That’s because the race has both DR and SR (Sportsmanship Rating) updates switched off, meaning that there’s no consqeuences for any outcome — good or bad — from the event. Given the nature of the race, you may be thankful of that too.

It’s Race A that sees the “meme race” returning for a third time in the Daily Races and fourth overall — as it was, amazingly, a GTWS race once too — comprising a one-lap, max-throttle blast around the huge, 18-mile banked oval at Special Stage Route X course.

You’ll be able borrow any one of 16 high-performance cars in specific states of tune, running up to almost 1,300hp for this 270mph slipstream battle, which will almost always only be decided in the last few hundred yards. Apropos of that, remember to have a button mapped for nitrous, which is fitted to all cars for the race.

This week’s Race B is a standard format Gr.4 sprint event. You can select any of the cars from the road-car based racing category for a five-lap run around the Deep Forest Raceway course.

There’s no particularly complicating factors for the race, with only brake balance controller tuning available this week to help rotate some of the front- and all-wheel drive cars on the relatively inert Racing Hard tires.

Unusually there’s no Gr.3 offering in this week’s events, as Race C jumps right to Gr.2 and what looks set to be an interesting tactical battle.

The race takes place over 12 laps of Fuji International Speedway, and while the more modern Class 1 GT500 cars have the best pace over the course of a lap, the almost mile-long straight favors the older Le Mans cars that also populate the category — particularly the new Toyota GT-One.

That means that if you can keep these older machines under control until the exit of the final turn (and practising one of the current Time Trial events will help), you’ll cruise right on past before the finish line.

There’s an interesting tire choice too, with Racing Soft the only available option, and at a high, 6x tire wear multiplier. You’re going to need to stop for fresh rubber at some point, and as a result of that the mandatory pit stop is superfluous. If you somehow manage to get from lights to flag without stopping, you’ll earn a one-minute penalty for failing to make that trip through the pits.

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 Monday, April 15.

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races April 8: Race A

  • Track: Special Stage Route X, 1 lap
  • Car: Specified Car List – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: Off
  • Tires: Sports Soft
  • Settings: Specified
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races April 8: Race B

  • Track: Deep Forest Raceway, 5 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Hard
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races April 8: Race C

  • Track: Fuji International Speedway, 12 laps
  • Car: Gr.2 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Soft
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance,
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 6x

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