GT Sport Daily Races: Saving It For a Rainy Day

Keeping it on the island will be the key to this week’s three GT Sport Daily Races. The new set of events all pose a similar challenge, whereby a loss of control is likely to be race-ending.

That starts at Race A, and the seemingly simple task of an N200 race at a short track. However the race, at the shortest, Center layout of Lago Maggiore, features tiny convertibles from 1965. Even with almost 150% extra power on tap, the Toyota Sports 800 event will be an exercise in the preservation of momentum with just two braking zones. Lose traction for even a moment and you’ll lose out for the rest of the lap.

Race B’s combination will be very familiar to anyone who’s raced this past week’s FIA events. You’ll take Gr.4 race cars to the very narrow Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit — or more likely just the Renault Sport Megane Trophy V6, as was the case in the FIA event. It’s a tricky ribbon of asphalt, with few opportunities to safely go two-wide without being spat out into grass or gravel.

You may well be doing the most tip-toeing at Race C however. This uses the game’s Gr.3 race cars — 600hp, rear-wheel drive monsters — at the spectacular Spa-Francorchamps track. That’s usually the recipe for some serious speed, but there’s a catch: it’s raining. You have free rein on tires, if you’re brave enough to go for slicks, and you can use any Gr.3 in your garage. As expected though, the qualifying leaderboards are full of mid-engined cars that have more weight further back.

All three races will run through to Monday, January 27, when another new set of three will replace them.

Race A

Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – Center, 5 laps
Car: Toyota Sports 800 ’65 – Provided Car
Tires: Sports Hard
Start Type: Grid Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race B

Track: Brands Hatch – Grand Prix, 4 laps
Car: Gr.4 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race C

Track: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Rain), 7 laps
Car: Gr.3 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard, Medium, Soft, Heavy Wet, Intermediate
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: 5x
Tire use: 7x

Featured image courtesy of Stephan.

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