GT Sport Daily Races: Trucking Time

A new set of Gran Turismo Sport Daily Races is now available, with the unannounced change to a four-weekly cycle now seemingly the standard from this point forward.

The three events for the next lunar month will take in one of the most challenging circuits in the game, a fan favorite original track, and some point-and-squirt racing at a short course.

Race A heads to Australia’s famous Mount Panorama circuit, home of the Bathurst endurance races. However you won’t be setting any lap records or racing purpose-made GT machines, as it’s an event for the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.

This massive pickup truck is not an obvious choice for such a tight, twisty circuit, as it barely fits on it. Most of the race will be single file, and two-wide is about the best you can hope for; anyone who sits in the center down Conrod Straight needs to hand their heads in shame.

Just for additional mayhem, the trucks will all be using Racing Hard tires. The sticky rubber is bound to upset the chassis, so expect a little bit of carnage in both laps.

It’s another real-world circuit in Race B, with players heading to Suzuka. The East Short Course will play host to a seven-lap race for Gr.4 cars.

These road car-based racers are just about at the upper pace limit for this circuit, which consists of the start straight, the esses, and then a cut through between Dunlop and the Casio Triangle back onto the straight.

You’ll be on Racing Medium tires, and there’s no particular regulations to be concerned about, so get racing.

The final race of the trio goes to the Sardegna Road Track, and the long “A” layout which heads into the Sardinian countryside.

It’s a ten-lap event for Gr.3 cars, which should be right at home on this circuit. However there’s a tire consideration to be aware of.

Both Racing Medium and Racing Soft tires are available and mandatory. That means you will need to use each set once during the race — and you cannot pit before the start or at the end of the final lap — or you’ll get a one-minute post-race penalty.

Fuel consumption is set at 2x, so won’t be an issue, but the 8x tire wear likely will be. You’ll need to plan your stop to make the most of the fast, soft tires without wearing them so much that they become slower than the mediums.

As this new four-week rotation appears to be how GT Sport will operate for now, the next set of Daily Races should appear on Monday July 4.

Race A

  • Track: Mount Panorama – 2 laps
  • Car: Toyota Tundra TRD Pro ’19 – Provided Car
  • Tires: Racing Hard
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: Off
  • Tire use: Off

Race B

  • Track: Suzuka – East, 7 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 required tire

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