Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Rental Lottery

The latest Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races are now available, with a slightly different look than usual as Polyphony Digital implements a quick fix forced by a glitch introduced in last week’s update 1.46.

It’s not something that has massive consequences for players, but the upshot is that you’ll only be able to use borrowed cars this week and in standard styles and liveries. That’s because the glitch allows players to access full vehicle settings even under the BOP conditions used in these races, so the ability to use your own cars has been removed. We’ll likely see this continue until there’s an update issued to fix the glitch.

Otherwise it’s a fairly standard suite of races this week, with a one-make event in Race A, Gr.4 in Race B, and Gr.3 in Race C — after a couple of weeks of the two racing categories being switched.

As usual, Driver Rating updates are turned off in Race A, with Sportsmanship Rating updates enabled again after the abject carnage of last week’s Race A. That means you won’t see any gain or loss in your DR, no matter how well or poorly you do, but wretched driving will again impact your SR (thankfully).

There’s a rare appearance of the Gran Turismo Racing Kart this week, in the eight-lap race around the Tsukuba Circuit. It should be a straightforward blast on Sports Soft tires, although you will need to watch out for the false start check.

For this you’ll need to hold the kart on the brakes once the fifth start light comes on, to make sure you don’t move until the lights go out to start the race. If you jump the start in any way, your engine power will be cut on the spot for a few seconds (depending on how early you went) and it could lead to a large accident.

After last week’s very short track for the Gr.4s, you’ll be heading to a very long one in the form of the full Suzuka Circuit. Race B is only a four-lap sprint this week, but at an order of magnitude more complexity through the nature of Suzuka (still with its original signage!).

You can borrow any of the cars in the Gr.4 category for this race on Racing Medium tires, and while the regulations state that there is the ability to adjust certain vehicle settings this week, there doesn’t actually appear to be a way to do this.

That applies to Race C as well, with Road Atlanta hosting the final event this week. It’s a 13-lap run around the twisty but rapid course in the Gr.3 cars.

There’s actually a surprisingly small set of regulations this week, with no mandatory pitstop for the first time in a while. Update (30/04): A mandatory stop has now been added to the race; you’ll need to head through the pit lane on a racing lap or you’ll receive a one-minute time penalty after the race.

Either way it’s unlikely (but not impossible) that you’d make the whole race on one set of tires in a decent time in most cars, because you’ll be using the Racing Soft option, and the tire wear multiplier is set at 5x standard rate.

Beware of the pit lane entry, as the camber tries to throw you back onto the circuit and across the yellow pit entry line. It’s sufficiently tricky that there’s a high risk of a three-second penalty, and don’t compound that by crossing the pit exit line too.

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, May 6.

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races April 29: Race A

  • Track: Tsukuba Circuit, 8 laps
  • Car: Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 Shifter – Specified Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (L)
  • Tires: Sports Soft
  • Settings: Specified
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races April 29: Race B

  • Track: Suzuka Circuit, 4 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Specified Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Medium
  • Settings: *Partially Allowed – Brake Balance, Differential, Suspension
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races April 29: Race C

  • Track: Road Atlanta, 13 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Specified Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Soft
  • Settings: *Partially Allowed – Brake Balance, Differential, Suspension
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 5x

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