GT Sport Daily Races: I Am Speed

Gran Turismo Sport 742 March 1, 2021 by

It’s the first of the month and the start of a new week, and there’s another set of new GT Sport Daily Races to keep us all occupied for the next seven days. This week’s selection is all about speed, as players go to three of the fastest race tracks in the world for their Sport Mode antics.

First on the list is Japan’s Fuji Speedway. The famous circuit is a staple of the top level of Japan’s major domestic racing series, and has even hosted F1. It’s dominated by an enormous home straight which comes in at almost a mile long, allowing for some very high speeds before a very heavy braking zone into turn one.

You can choose between two Porsches this week, with the 1995 911 Carrera RS ClubSport and the 2009 911 GT3 going head to head. Players will notice that the event lists settings as “adjustable”, however as both cars are provided for the race this applies to a specific tune applied in addition to BOP to better balance the cars.

Race B will see players head to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The circuit features one of the most famous corners in the world in Eau Rouge, a left-handed kink at the bottom of two hills which sees cars experiencing huge compression in addition to lateral forces as they then switch to the right-hand corner climbing up Raidillon. With enough grip, the run from the previous corner at La Source and up to the chicane at Les Combes is an uninterrupted 1.25-mile run on full throttle.

For this week you’ll be driving your choice of Gr.4 race car — GT Sport‘s equivalent to GT4 — at the famous circuit. A recent BOP change may lead to a very different-looking leaderboard than we’ve been used to in this class, so choose wisely.

The final race this week heads to a possibly event more famous high-speed circuit just one border away to the west. You’ll be taking on the Circuit de la Sarthe, the host of the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans, and it’s a race for the Gr.1 category which includes some of the most famous Le Mans machines of the last 30 years.

As it’s the version of the circuit which includes the chicanes on Ligne Droite des Hunaudieres, it’s a race which will likely see the modern hybrid LMP1Hs dominate due to their superior cornering speeds and acceleration. However, with a tire wear multiplier of 7x and the requirement to use both Racing Medium and Racing Hard tires during the six-lap race, in addition to the new pit stop timings from update 1.63, race pace may prove different to qualifying speed.

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

Race A

Track: Fuji International Speedway, 4 laps
Car: Porsche 911 993 Carrera RS CS ’95, Porsche 911 997 GT3 ’09 – Provided Car
Tires: Sports Medium
Start Type: Grid Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race B

Track: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, 3 laps
Car: Gr.4 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Medium
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race C

Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, 6 laps
Car: Gr.1 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard*, Racing Medium*
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: 2x
Tire use: 7x

* denotes mandatory tire requirement

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