Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Vitamin C

The first full set of Daily Races in Gran Turismo 7 is now available for players, bringing Race C into the mix for the first time.

For players not yet familiar with GT7, the races follow a similar format to those of GT Sport, but with a couple of changes. Most importantly, you’ll need to unlock Sport Mode, by completing Menu Book 9 (“Championship: Tokyo Highway Parade”) in the GT Cafe single player hub before you can even see them.

The layout is broadly the same too. There’s three races — A, B, and C — themed in a similar way to Sport. Race A is a shorter, 12-car race for slower cars, Race B ups the pace a bit for a 16-car field, while Race C is a more complicated 20-car race with some strategy usual required.

It’s a slightly more open affair too. Including the new set, all races so far have allowed for vehicle tuning and settings — with the exception of nitrous to date — and you simply need to ensure your vehicle is the right type and meets either PP limits or power and weight restrictions.

The new Daily Races feature two of the game’s newest tracks, with one a new layout from a GT Sport circuit and the other a returning track from previous GT titles.

It’s Race A that takes place at the entirely new circuit, with the Alsace Test Course hosting races. This short sprint track is set around a strange rollercoaster corner — which you’ll be tackling in the reverse direction, as with the International B-9 licence test.

You’ll be using Menu Book 3 cars from your own garage — FIAT 500F ’68, Mini Cooper S ’65, Volkswagen 1200 ’66 — tuned to no more than 78hp and no less than 500kg for the six-lap race, and we expect more than a few crashes!

Race B has a touch of the familiar to it, taking in the Nurburgring GP course in Gr.4 vehicles. This is a GT4-like class of racing cars, using stripped-back road cars with race-grade components and basic aero as almost entry-level GT racing.

You can use any vehicle from your garage so long as it fits both the Gr.4 class and a 630PP limit on Racing Hard tires — though the race also permits wet-weather racing tires, so you should probably pick up a set in case of bad weather during the three-lap race.

Finally, the long Race C event will put you into Gr.3 cars at the Daytona Speedway’s Road Course. Again, there’s limits on entry, but this time it’s a maximum power of 542hp and a minimum weight of 1350kg rather than a PP limit.

Tire wear and fuel consumption are turned on for this race, and they sit at quite high multipliers. Fuel is set at a 7x rate and tire wear at a 15x rate, meaning that you’ll need enough fuel for 70 laps rather than the 10 lap distance for the race, and your tires will feel like they’ve gone 150 laps by the end.

Racing Hard are the only slicks available, but again Inter/Wet tires are permitted, so you might want to grab a set in case of a downpour. It’s not clear if a pit stop is mandatory at this time, as it has been with GT Sport, but you might struggle to reach the end at this wear rate.

The Daily Races are set to update “irregularly”, so we’re unsure when these races will be replaced. However we’ll take it as a good sign that the first new set has arrived on a Monday, just as with GT Sport’s regular offerings.

Race A

  • Track: Alsace – Test Course Reverse, 6 laps
  • Car: FIAT 500F ’68, Mini Cooper S ’65, Volkswagen 1200 ’66 – Garage Car
  • PP Limit:
  • Power Limit: ≤78hp
  • Weight Limit: ≥500kg
  • Tires: Comfort Medium
  • Settings: Enabled
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Nurburgring – GP, 3 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage Car
  • PP Limit: 630
  • Power Limit:
  • Weight Limit:
  • Tires: Racing Hard, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Enabled
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race C

  • Track: Daytona – Road Course, 10 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage Car
  • PP Limit:
  • Power Limit: ≤542hp
  • Weight Limit: ≥1350kg
  • Tires: Racing Hard, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Enabled
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 7x
  • Tire use: 15x

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