GT Sport Daily Races: Real Circuit Tour

Gran Turismo Sport 436 February 17, 2020 by

This week’s GT Sport Daily Races will take you to some tight and twisty real world circuits, in the UK and Japan.

The UK’s representative is Brands Hatch for Race B. Based in the south-east of England, Brands Hatch has hosted F1, GT3, DTM, and even Group C races, but these days is better known for the British Touring Car Championship antics. You’ll be racing GT Sport‘s Gr.4 cars here this week, over four laps. It’s a simple point and squirt race, so just pick your preferred Gr.4 and go. Or the Megane Trophy V6 if you want to win it.

Race A slows the action down a bit, with the classic original Mazda MX-5 — or rather Eunos Roadster, as it was called when it made its debut in Japan in 1989. If you have particularly fond memories of the Roadster Endurance race in previous GT games, you’ll be in your element here, as it’s a seven-lap race around Tsukuba Circuit. The little Roadster gets a mild power bump up to 132hp, with a little extra ballast, but all you have to do is pick a color.

Our third and final real track is the Autopolis circuit and Race C. Originally built to host F1 — although it never came to pass — Autopolis is a staple of the Super GT calendar, but you’ll be driving something a little different this week. This one-make race features the Red Bull X2014 Junior, a scaled down version of the wild X2010 concept created for Gran Turismo by Red Bull’s Adrian Newey.

The little Junior uses a small, 250hp four-cylinder rather than the wilder V6 turbo of the full size car, but it’s plenty in a car that weighs barely half a ton. You’ll not need to negotiate Autpolis’s tricky pit lane this week, but do watch out for the false start check, and be aware that the aero makes it quite tricky to pass, especially on this circuit…

These three races will run through to Monday, February 24, when another new set of three will replace them.

Race A

Track: Tsukuba Circuit, 7 laps
Car: Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA Special Package) ’89 – Provided Car
Tires: Sports Hard
Start Type: Grid Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race B

Track: Brands Hatch – Grand Prix Circuit, 4 laps
Car: Gr.4 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race C

Track: Autopolis International Racing Course, 10 laps
Car: Gran Turismo Red Bull X2014 Junior – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard
Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
Fuel use: 3x
Tire use: 15x

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