Bon appétit: GT Sport Daily Races, w/c 18th October 2021

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Bon appétit: GT Sport Daily Races, w/c 18th October 2021

There’s a distinctly French flavour to this week’s online ranked racing within Gran Turismo Sport. There’s a French sports car, a French circuit and… the Nürburgring. Ah. 

But bear with me here, because even the race within Germany has a certain je ne sais quoi to it. 

Strangely, when I write about a French GT Sport theme it’s because of the regular use of the Clio V6 or the front-wheel-drive hot hatches, but this time around they’re both absent. This week, we’re going back in time to 1972 – a time, evidently, where limited-slip diffs were an afterthought. 

Then we’re off to the lavender-surrounded fictional venue before a pick-and-mix Gr.4 race where strategy will play a factor. Here’s the GT Sport Daily Race menu for the week commencing 18th October 2021 

GT Sport Daily Races 18th October 2021

Race A this week is a classic combination. Take an N100 vehicle, the slowest class in the game, and pair it with one of the shortest circuits – Brands Hatch Indy. 

This time around we have the Alpine A110 1600S, a car that put Alpine on the map by winning the 1971 and 1973 Monte Carlo rallies.  

In this instance, expect lots of wheelspin on the exit of Clearways, and lots of oversteer into Paddock. It will be a lively race! 

Alpine A110 1600S 1972

Next up is the return of Circuit de Sainte-Croix in the ‘B II’ variant. A mostly forgettable circuit, the French venue is a test for your memory more than driving skill. 

Here, it’s any Gr.3 car of your choice, but we think that it’s befitting of the moment to select the GT by Citroën Race Car – a concept vehicle built originally in 2008 to showcase the car manufacturer’s relationship with Polyphony Digital. 

GT by Citroen Race Car

Last but not least, the Nürburgring Grand Prix layout awaits a Gr.4 race for nine laps with hard compound tyres and a modicum of tyre wear and fuel usage settings switched on. There are several cars available to fit here to fit our rather forced theme this week, but we’re playing a trump card here with the Bugatti Veyron Gr.4. 

Yes, it’s owned by a German company – and now also partly by a Croatian one – and was previously based in Campogalliano, but Bugatti is a French brand, founded in 1909 in Germany. Wait, what? It’s a long story, but at the time Molsheim was in Germany but is now known as being part of France. 

Bugatti Veyron race car

Full details of each race are below, and the playlist will next reset on Monday 25th October 2021.


Race A 

Car: N100, Alpine A110 1600S ’72
Track: Brands Hatch Indy Circuit
Laps: Six
No. Of Cars: 12 
Duration: 15 Minutes
Tyres: Sports Medium
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Grid Start


Race B 

Car: Gr.3, any 
Track: Circuit de Sainte-Croix – B II
Laps: Three
No. Of Cars: 16 
Duration: 15 Minutes
Tyres: Racing Medium
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Rolling Start


Race C 

Car: Gr.4, any
Track: Nürburgring GP
Laps: Nine
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Minutes 
Tyres: Racing Hard
Fuel Consumption: 2x
Tyre Wear: 3x
Start Type: Rolling Start

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