GT Sport Daily Races: From Tokyo to Sao Paulo

The latest set of Gran Turismo Sport Daily Races has arrived, and brings with it a few races for those with a handy supply of brave pills.

That starts right at Race A, which places you into one of the more notoriously evil-handling vehicles ever made: the Renault Sport Clio V6.

Conceived of as a modern interpretation of the Renault 5 Turbo, the Clio V6 is the result of chucking out the back seats from a hatchback and replacing it with the biggest engine available at the time: a three-liter V6, used in performance models of larger models like the Laguna Coupe and Espace MPV.

With the V6 driving the rear wheels, the Clio V6 was a different beast from a regular Clio hot hatch. Combined with a very short wheelbase and a very small amount of steering lock, it was difficult at best, tilting to treacherous in the wet.

You’ll be in charge of your very own Clio V6, on Sports Hard tires, for the race which takes place over three laps of the Tokyo Expressway South Inner Loop. That’s the version with the tricky cargo container section, which is sure to upset the Clio.

Race B is a slightly more simple affair, with a free choice of any Gr.3 car — the in-game equivalent to GT3 — at the Interlagos circuit. You’ll be racing five laps of this nice, wide F1 circuit, though the tricky infield section and the full throttle run from Juncao to the Senna S needs more than a little concentration.

However Race C bumps the stakes up once again with a 15-lap race of the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit. This relatively narrow track can be tricky to overtake on and although it did host F1 back in the 1980s it’s a track best suited to touring car classes, like Gr.4.

You won’t be racing those though. Instead you’ll be behind the wheel of the fastest tin-tops around: the Gr.2 Super GT cars. There’s six to choose from, with one car each from Honda, Lexus, and Nissan for each of the 2008 and 2016 seasons, and all of them are far too fast for this circuit.

With 9x tire wear, the race will feel like 135 laps for your Sports Medium rubber, and you’ll need to plan out a pit stops strategy for the race — though it pretty much comes down to lap seven or lap eight.

These three races will run through to Monday September 20, when another set will replace them.

Race A

  • Track: Tokyo Expressway – South Inner Loop, 3 laps
  • Car: Renault Sport Clio V6 24v ’00 – Provided Car
  • Tires: Sports Hard
  • 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: Brands Hatch – GP, 15 laps
  • Car: Gr.2 – Garage Car
  • Tires: Racing Medium
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 9x

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