GT Sport Daily Races: The Real Deal

Gran Turismo Sport 622 March 29, 2021 by

A new set of GT Sport Daily Races is available today, and will see players head to three of the game’s real-world circuits. You’ll be using two GT Sport‘s core vehicle classes — Gr.3 and Gr.4 — as well as a recent addition to the game in this week’s trio of events.

Race A puts you into the Toyota GR Yaris, one of six cars added to the game across 2020. It’s a vehicle that harks back to the golden age of rally, with Toyota essentially designing it specifically as the basis for a new World Rally Championship car. Though the global disruption of the last 12 months means the competition GR Yaris might never turn a wheel in anger, the company still put the homologation special into full production.

For this week’s one-make race, you’ll take the AWD Yaris to the short version of the Autopolis circuit. Like the Yaris, Autopolis was intended for top-tier motorsport — in this case F1 — but never fulfilled that brief. It’s a five-lap race, and you’ll be using Sports Soft tires.

Meanwhile, Race B will see the Nurburgring play host to the Gr.4 cars. GT Sport‘s equivalent to GT4, Gr.4 consists of stripped-out road cars with mild, race-spec modifications, and packs in plenty of variety. Until recently, the front-wheel drive cars were the weapons of choice in a race like this, but a balance of performance change has evened things out a little. It’s a four-lap race, using Racing Medium tires.

Race C heads back to Japan, with the Suzuka Circuit as the venue for a Gr.3 race. This category is broadly similar to GT3, featuring exclusively rear-wheel drive cars that resemble their road-going siblings in shape only; commonly the vehicles share few moving parts, although engine layout is the same.

There’s a little added complexity to the ten-lap this week in the shape of mandatory tires. You’ll need to us both the Racing Hard and Racing Medium tire grades for at least one racing lap each during the race, even though at a 7x tire wear multiplier the harder compound will last the entire race. If you don’t, you’ll pick up a one-minute penalty added to your race time.

These three races will run through to Monday, April 5, when another new set of three will replace them.

Race A

Track: Autopolis – Shortcut Course, 5 laps
Car: Toyota GR Yaris RZ ’20 – Provided Car
Tires: Sports Soft
Start Type: Grid Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race B

Track: Nurburgring – GP, 4 laps
Car: Gr.4 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Medium
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race C

Track: Suzuka Circuit, 10 laps
Car: Gr.3 – 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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