GT Sport Daily Races: Revival and Survival

Gran Turismo Sport 518 June 1, 2020 by

The calendar has clicked over to June, and coincidentally it marks the start of another new week. That means there’s a new set of three GT Sport Daily Races to take us through the week, and we’re visiting alternate ends of the modern automotive spectrum.

Race A is a contest that could have come straight from one of the best-known historic racing events in the world: Goodwood Revival. The Revival celebrates all things pre-1966 — the year that the Goodwood Circuit closed before its modern… well, revival. You’ll be heading to GT Sport‘s digital version of the Goodwood Circuit for a four-lap race in 1965 Mini Coopers.

They’re not quite bone stock, with a 159% power boost to a heady 102hp, and about a third more weight. You won’t get to show off your liveries either, as it’s provided cars only.

The middle race could be one plucked straight from the FIA Online Championship rotation, although shortened to suit Daily Race distances. Using any Gr.3 car of your choice, you’ll head to the fictional Dragon Trail Gardens circuit, set near the real Croatian town of Baska Voda. It’s a simple point-and-squirt, five-lap race, with no tire or fuel concerns.

Race C looks to be something of a heart-stopper. It’s set at the Sardegna Road Track, and specifically the longest “A” variant. You’ll tackle it with some of the fastest race cars in the game, the Gr.1s. That’s a category consisting of high-speed Group Cs, modern LMP1-Hs, and points between — plus a number of fictional interpretations of the format. A good chunk of the back section of this track is pretty tight, and the acceleration differential between hybrids and non-hybrids has the potential to cause a little carnage — as will both fuel-saving tactics and the late-race tire life!

These three races will run through to Monday, June 8, when another new set of three will replace them.

Race A

Track: Goodwood Motor Circuit, 4 laps
Car: Mini Cooper S ’65 – Provided Car
Tires: Sports Hard
Start Type: Grid Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race B

Track: Dragon Trail – Gardens, 5 laps
Car: Gr.3 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race C

Track: Sardegna – Road Track A, 13 laps
Car: Gr.1 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: 6x
Tire use: 5x

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