The Road Less Traveled – GTPlanet

A new set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, heading to three of the less-used circuits in both the current game and GT Sport.

As usual, all three races use the Balance of Performance (BOP) system to equalize vehicle performance, preventing players from tuning and tweaking their own cars.

You can rent a vehicle for each race if you like — to try out something you don’t have, or keep the miles off your own cars — though they will be in standard liveries.

Once again, Race A is effectively an open lobby race, albeit scheduled and region-specific. That’s because it is unranked and players can neither gain not lose Driver or Sportsmanship Rating points.

For this week it takes the form of a five-lap race around Willow Springs, but not that Willow Springs. You’ll be heading to the Streets of Willow Springs, a more compact and twisty course just to the north of the main track.

You’ll be driving the Honda Civic Type R Touring Car, though it’s using Sports Hard tires for the race. Aside from the grid start, there’s no particular complications for this sprint race.

Race B takes players to the newest fictional circuit location in the game, Circuit de Sainte-Croix. This venue in the south of France was added to GT Sport in July 2018, and though we’ve had new fictional layouts since then, all have been at locations that had already existed in Gran Turismo.

For this week you’ll be racing the Gr.4 cars around the B layout track on a three-lap sprint race. With no tire wear on the Racing Hard rubber, that usually means an all-wheel drive car will be the ideal choice.

Finally there’s Race C, which visits the “temple of speed” at Monza. However there’s a mild twist this week in that it’s the “no chicane” version of the track which misses out the very first Variante del Rettifilo chicane, making the long Curva Grande the first corner and generating some pretty serious braking forces into the Variante della Roggia chicane

It’s a 12-lap race for Gr.3 cars, Gran Turismo’s GT3-like category. Although BOP generally works to equalize lap time performance in this class, a car with a good top speed will likely be the best choice here.

While tire wear is set at 5x — so one lap equals five laps’ worth of wear — it won’t be that much of a factor. Fuel consumption definitely won’t be an issue with a 1x multiplier meaning you’ll have plenty left at the finish.

In order to access the Daily Races, you’ll need to unlock Sport Mode, by completing Menu Book 9 (“Championship: Tokyo Highway Parade”) in the GT Cafe single player hub.

with GT7‘s Daily Races so far updating to the same weekly schedule as that of most of GT Sport‘s life, we’d expect the next new set to arrive on Monday August 1.

Race A

  • Track: Willow Springs – Streets of Willow, 5 laps
  • Tsar: Honda Civic (EK) Type R Touring Car – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Sports Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: GridStart
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race B

  • Track: Circuit de Sainte-Croix B, 3 laps
  • Tsar: Gr.4 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Racing Hard, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Race C

  • Track: Autodromo Nazionale Monza – No Chicane, 12 laps
  • Tsar: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Racing Hard, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 5x

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