GT Sport Time Trials: Three is the Magic Number

Gran Turismo Sport 196 March 12, 2020 by

For the next two weeks in the GT Sport Time Trials, players will be following the rule of three. With two new events, both on road courses, there’s plenty to get to grips with through the next 14 days.

The first Time Trial sees you take on the fearsome Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, Australia. Famous as the home of GT3 endurance races, you’ll be tackling the mountain in a highly appropriate car. You can pick any of the game’s Gr.3 class cars — roughly equivalent to GT3 — to set the fastest time you can. Regular Gr.3 Balance of Performance (BOP) is on, so just choose your favorite (or whatever you think will be fastest) and go for it.

You’ll head to a fictional road course for the second Time Trial. Based in a region that has belonged to both France and Germany over the centuries, the Alsace Village course replicates the landscape of Les Vosges, and provides a tricky challenge — with a mid-lap banked turn that catches many drivers out.

For this Trial you’ll be using the BMW M3 ’03, the E46-generation car. As is normally the case with the second Time Trial, you can tune the M3 to your heart’s content, to make it as fast as possible. You’ll need to dial out some of the car’s unruly characteristics, while making sure you can exploit all of its performance to set the best lap time.

GT Sport‘s Time Trial mode is a global competition, ranking your best time against all players worldwide, rather than just those in your region as with other Sport Mode events. These two time trials will run through to March 26, when two further events will replace them.

Gr.3 Super Lap

Track: Mount Panorama
Car: Gr.3 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard
BOP: On
Power/Weight Limit: N/A
Settings: Fixed

BMW M3 ’03 Super Lap/Tuning Allowed

Track: Alsace – Village
Car: BMW M3 ’03 – Garage Car
Tires: Sports Hard
BOP: Off
Power/Weight Limit: N/A
Settings: Adjustable

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