GT Sport Daily Races: Globe-Trotting GTs

Gran Turismo Sport 474 April 5, 2021 by

There’s a fresh set of GT Sport Daily Races now available, with players taking race cars — albeit in name alone in one case — to three of the game’s real-world circuits dotted around the globe. As with last week, you’ll be using the two core vehicle classes of GT Sport — Gr.3 and Gr.4 — and enjoying the most-recently added circuit too.

It’s Race A that takes you to the newest patch of road, as you’ll be racing at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. This fan favorite track came along in December 2019 and — it seems — completed the game’s track roster.

You’ll be driving one of the most fun but also most conflicted cars in the game. The Mazda Roadster Touring Car is a successor to the same vehicle introduced in Gran Turismo 5 — in the Racing Car Pack DLC, no less — and quite clearly a race-prepped version of the famous first-generation Mazda MX-5 (or Eunos Roadster, as Mazda in Japan was experimenting with a whole host of brand names at the time), but is classed as a road car in GT Sport. Nonetheless, it’s an entertaining steer, and it’s yours for four laps of Laguna Seca.

Races B and C bring classic Sport Mode combinations for the week. The former is a Gr.3 sprint race, with players taking their choice of Gr.3 car — the Gran Turismo equivalent of GT3 — for a five-lap blast around the Interlagos circuit. This week’s endurance event will put you in the GT4-equivalent Gr.4 machines for a ten-lap endurance event at Italy’s “temple of speed” at the Monza circuit.

This week there’s no mandatory tires or false start checks to worry about, so there shouldn’t be anything by way of strategy required other than car choice. The Monza event is usually dominated by the Bugatti Veyron Gr.4, a vehicle which isn’t eligible for the game’s flagship FIA Certified Online Championship Manufacturer Series — due to the absence of a Gr.3 car for the brand — so it’ll be a rare opportunity to drag the Bug out of storage.

These three races will run through to Monday, April 12, when another new set of three will replace them.

Race A

Track: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, 4 laps
Car: Mazda Roadster Touring Car – Provided Car
Tires: Sports Medium
Start Type: Grid Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race B

Track: Autodromo de Interlagos, 5 laps
Car: Gr.3 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Medium
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race C

Track: Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, 10 laps
Car: Gr.4 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: 2x
Tire use: 6x

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