Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Enter the Dragon

The latest set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, with three fresh events on their regular 20/30-minute rotations across the next seven days.

It’s a familiar format this week, with a relatively low-paced, one-make challenge in Race A, and the esports core Gr.4 and Gr.3 categories in the other two events — though it’s the slower models in the longer Race C this week.

The racing starts at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, with the one-make race featuring the front-wheel drive Alfa Romeo MiTo hatchback. Named for the cities of Milan and Turin (or “Torino” in Italian), the MiTo is closely related to the FIAT Punto, and in this case sports a 1.4-liter turbo T-Jet engine good for 152hp.

It’s certainly an unusual choice of car for the Road Atlanta circuit, and the Comfort Soft tires required for the four-lap race will make for some interesting handling through the opening sector. Handily, Driver Rating updates for the race are turned off as usual, though Sportsmanship Rating updates remain active.

The Gr.3 cars star in Race B this week, which heads to the fictional Autodrome Lago Maggiore. It’s not the full track however, with the five-lap race using the West course. This version of the track skips out the “stadium” section from turns three to nine, rejoining the main course on the run under the bridge down to the bowl hairpin.

It’s a straightforward race on Racing Hard tires this week, with only Brake Balance settings available to players. That means you can just pick your preferred steed and go out for a blast that’ll probably be over before you know it.

Race C then hosts the Gr.4 cars for a classic event right from the days of the GT Sport Beta. It’s a ten-lap race around the Dragon Trail Seaside circuit, another fictional venue nestling in a real section of the Croatian coastline.

You’ll be able to adjust some suspension settings — damper (compression and expansion), and anti-roll bar — in addition to the Brake Balance settings this week, and your focus should probably be on pace as tire management is largely irrelevant.

That’s due to the fact that the event requires Racing Hard tires, and the 6x tire wear rate multiplier won’t cause enough wear to be of any impact for most vehicles. The 2x fuel consumption rate multiplier is even less significant.

Nonetheless, that won’t keep you out of the pits as there is, once again, a mandatory pit stop. You’ll be required to take a trip through the pit lane once — and you won’t need to take on fuel or new tires — anywhere between the end of lap one and the start of lap ten. Failing to do so earns a one-minute penalty at the end of the race.

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 27.

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races May 20: Race A

  • Track: Road Atlanta, 4 laps
  • Car: Alfa Romeo MiTo ’09 – Garage/Specified Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Comfort Soft
  • Settings: Specified
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races May 20: Race B

  • Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – West, 5 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Specified 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 May 20: Race C

  • Track: Dragon Trail – Seaside, 10 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage/Specified Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Hard
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance, Suspension
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 6x

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