GT Sport Daily Races: Mazda Chief

As we barrel towards the launch of Gran Turismo 7, the latest set of Gran Turismo Sport Daily Races is now available, and this week’s events take on a special significance.

According to a post on the official GT website, player online rankings will be among the data that is automatically transferred from Sport to 7. More than that, you’ll start GT7 — and its first official championship season — with your Sport ratings as they stand on February 15.

That means that whatever your Driver Rating and Sportsmanship Rating are in GT Sport on Tuesday, that’s what you’ll start GT7’s “Test Season” with. This week’s races then give you a chance — for at least one day — to get your ratings up or, if you prefer to start a new game from the bottom, send them plummeting to the bottom (cleanly, of course).

It’s a relatively uncomplicated week of races too, with Gr.3 and Gr.4 showing up as usual, and a one-make race for one of the most famous Japanese sports cars, the Mazda MX-5/Roadster.

The Roadster is up first, in a short sprint race that pays homage to the famous annual four-hour endurance race at Tsukuba — recreated in older GT games. You’ll be driving a six-lap race around the short Japanese circuit on Sports Hard tires; just pick a color (Soul Red, obviously) and go.

Race B brings the Gr.4 cars, at another relatively short track in the shape of Austria’s Red Bull Ring. These events without tire wear usually see the front- and four-wheel drive cars at the front of the pack, but you’ve got a free choice from any of the cars in the class for the five-lap race on Racing Medium tires.

It’s a bit of deja vu this week for Race C, which will send you to Sardegna’s Road Track in Gr.3 cars a week after the location hosted the same machinery in Race B.

There’s a few differences though. Firstly, you’re going to the long “A” course at the location, which heads out into the Sardinian countryside, changing the pecking order of vehicles.

In addition, last week’s race was a sprint with no tire or fuel use, but this event is the endurance-type race. That means 2x fuel consumption and 8x tire wear — tires wearing at eight times the usual rate — so the ten-lap race will result in 80 laps equivalent tire wear.

You’ll also need to pit to change tires at some point, as both the Medium and Soft compounds are required. That means you will need to go at least once around on each set — pitting on the last lap or, if you’re far enough down the grid, the first lap will not count — or you’ll get a one-minute post-race penalty added to your time.

The three races will run through to Monday February 21, when another set will — hopefully — replace them.

Race A

  • Track: Tsukuba Circuit, 6 laps
  • Car: Mazda Roadster (ND) S ’15 – Provided Car
  • Tires: Sports Hard
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: Off
  • Tire use: Off

Race B

  • Track: Red Bull Ring, 5 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage Car
  • Tires: Racing Medium
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: Off
  • Tire use: Off

Race C

  • Track: Sardegna – Road Track A, 10 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage Car
  • Tires: Racing Medium*, Racing Soft*
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 2x
  • Tire use: 8x

*denotes mandatory tire

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