Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: History Repeating

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races have refreshed for a new week, with three more events running two or three times an hour across the next seven days — although there is something of the familiar about this week’s combinations

A glitch regarding Balance of Performance conditions is still affecting the game, although we’re expecting a small update to resolve it this week. However that means that, for now, you’ll only be able to use borrowed cars this week — and in standard styles and liveries.

Update (07/05): PD has issued the 1.47 patch for the game which addresses the glitch. Garage cars are now available once more.

That’s of particular relevance in Race B, which is the standard Gr.3 event we see most weeks but also the only one that isn’t an effective one-make race.

It’s a short, four-lap sprint around the Sardegna Road Track A Reverse course, which is the longest of the three layouts at the location. In its reverse form you’ll be dealing with a high-speed, left-handed kink as the first turn, but it’s probably the heavy braking for a 120-degree right-hander that’ll be the danger zone.

The 49-car “specified” vehicle list is the largest we’ve ever seen (although we’d expect this to revert to normal following the update), and your cars will be equipped with the required Racing Hard tires for the event.

Race A and Race C have two things in common this week: they’re effectively one-make events, and both feature the “False Start Check” system.

This requires you to hold the car on the brakes from the moment the final start light illuminates and until they all go out to start the race. Failing to do so will result in the car moving and an on-the-spot power loss penalty for a few seconds (depending on by how much you jumped the start). And probably an accident with the cars coming from behind.

For the sprint race in Race A you’ll be driving the Tesla Model 3 Performance, on Sports Soft tires, in a six-lap run around the Autodrome Lago Maggiore West End course. This short course uses the second pit lane, as the track misses out the main pit straight and cuts through the infield between the final corner and just before the bowl hairpin.

It’s also an unranked event. As with the Porsche race at Le Mans a couple of weeks ago, both Driver Rating and Sportsmanship Rating updates are turned off. That means there’s no consequences for anything that happens in the race, which could lead to some significant carnage.

Finally Race C this week is a Super Formula SF23 event, with both the Honda and Toyota cars permitted in the standard red and white tiger liveries. Your car will be fitted with Racing Soft tires, as well as preset suspension tuning settings, for this 12-lap race around the Suzuka Circuit.

There’s middling tire wear, with the rate set at a 3x multiplier — so they wear three times faster than usual — and while that could make for a no-stop race there is a mandatory pit stop. You don’t need to take fuel or tires, just pass through the pit lane anywhere between the end of lap one and the start of lap 12. Failing to do so will earn you a one-minute penalty.

You should also ensure that you have a button mapped for the Super Formula’s “Overtake” feature, which gives a short but limited power boost. That’s great for overtaking or defending a pass, but use it wisely…

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 13.

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races May 6: Race A

  • Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – West End, 6 laps
  • Car: Tesla Model 3 Performance ’22 – Garage/Specified Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Sports Soft
  • Settings: Specified
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races May 6: Race B

  • Track: Sardegna Road Track – A Reverse, 4 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Specified 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

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races May 6: Race C

  • Track: Suzuka Circuit, 12 laps
  • Car: Super Formula SF23 – Garage/Specified Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Soft
  • Settings: *Partially Allowed – Brake Balance, Suspension
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 3x

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