GT Sport Daily Races: Enduring Icons

Gran Turismo Sport 279 September 14, 2020 by

This week’s GT Sport Daily Races, have an unusual twist with two events where the car is provided to you — and in both cases it’s a pick and mix, rather than a one-make race.

The “normal” race is Race B. This is pretty standard GT Sport fare, consisting of a four-lap race at the GP circuit version of the fictional Autodrome Lago Maggiore circuit. All you need to do is pick a Gr.4 car from your garage (as usual, front-wheel drive is the order of the day), and head out to the race.

Race A provides the first of the mix and match events. It takes you to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, so you’d probably expect something quick and stable… but your actual choice is two rear-engined Porsche 911s. You can choose either the 997-generation GT3 from 2009, or the 993-generation Carrera RS Clubsport from 1995. Each has custom settings, including the power and weight, to make for an interesting battle on the Sport Soft tires over the four-lap race.

Things get a lot more rapid with the second pick and mix event which is, unusually, in Race C this week. That takes place at Japan’s Fuji International Speedway, and your options are fast with a capital “F”. There’s a choice of five cars, each from that classic era of sports car racing, Group C.

All you need to do is pick from the Jaguar XJR-9, Nissan R92CP, Porsche 962C, Mazda 787B, and Mercedes C9 Sauber, and then head out for the 13-lap race. Group C cars have incredible pace, but can’t match modern prototypes under braking, so we foresee some turn one issues. Quite how they’ll handle Fuji’s final section — a much simpler, long right-hand corner in the era when they ran at the course — is something you’ll have to find out for yourself.

These three races will run through to Monday, September 21st, when another new set of three will replace them.

Race A

Track: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, 4 laps
Car: Porsche 911 (993) Carrera RS ClubSport ’95, Porsche 911 (997) GT3 ’09 – Provided Car
Tires: Sports Soft
Start Type: Grid Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race B

Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – GP, 3 laps
Car: Gr.4 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race C

Track: Fuji International Speedway, 13 laps
Car: Jaguar XJR-9, Nissan R92, Porsche 962C, Mazda 787B, Sauber C9 – Provided Car
Tires: Racing Hard
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: 2x
Tire use: 4x

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