GT Sport Daily Races: Taycan Your Time

There’s a new set of Gran Turismo Sport Daily Races available for this week, with both a car and a track not often seen in Sport Mode and a very unusual regulation.

Race A puts you into a vehicle that doesn’t come up all that frequently, despite its inclusion in the game coming with quite some fanfare. It’s the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, the first fully electric series production car from the brand and added to GT Sport before it was even available to the general public.

That means the race, which will take you round the short track version of Red Bull Ring for seven laps, will be somewhat quieter than usual, but the Taycan’s impressive acceleration will be enhanced by Racing Medium tires. Getting the heavy EV stopped into turn one will be a challenge.

For Race B you’ll be heading 450 miles north-west into Belgium, for a three-lap race of the famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Another celebrated addition to the game, Spa is a fan favorite and particularly well-suited to the Gr.3 cars you’ll be racing this week.

You have free choice over which Gr.3 car — GT Sport‘s equivalent to the GT3 class — you wish to use, and the cars will be equipped with Racing Medium tires for the relatively short race.

Race C throws us a bit of a curveball this week. Again it’s a free choice of vehicles within a class, but this time the GT4-alike Gr.4 category for production-based race cars. This usually means you’ll need a front-wheel drive car, but this long race will feature tire wear, and the FWD Gr.4s don’t excel in that department.

Not only that, the eight-lap race takes place at the fictional Kyoto Driving Park, on the longest possible layout: the combined Yamagiwa+Miyabi circuit. This test course features all the right ingredients to make tires scream for mercy, with big, hard stops, off-camber corners (particularly on the two transitions), and long, sweeping bends. Just for extra intrigue, it’ll run in the reverse direction.

If that weren’t quite enough though, there’s a mandatory pit stop this week. This is a rarely seen item of regulation that simply requires players to make at least one pit stop during the race. You don’t need to take on fuel or even swap your Racing Hard tires, just make a stop. Players who fail to do so will take a one-minute post-race penalty.

These three races will run through to Monday October 11, when another set will replace them.

Race A

  • Track: Red Bull Ring Short, 7 laps
  • Car: Porsche Taycan Turbo S ’19 – Provided Car
  • Tires: Racing Medium
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: Off
  • Tire use: Off

Race B

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

Race C

  • Track: Kyoto – Yamagiwa+Miyabi II, 8 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage Car
  • Tires: Racing Hard
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 4x

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