Celebrate the Blue Oval in this week’s GT Sport Daily Races

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Celebrate the Blue Oval in this week’s GT Sport Daily Races

Dearborn’s 117-year-old industrial giant may be known for leading the way with mass-produced automobiles, thundering V8 muscle and the bestselling vehicle on earth, the F-150 pick-up, but it’s not resting on its laurels.

This is a company that now produces an electric crossover badged as a Mustang, recently announced an extended production run of the current GT supercar, has revived the Bronco nameplate as an off-road sub-brand, now offers performance ST-branded SUVs and will launch its first electric truck later this week.

Times, they are a changing.

So, in this week’s GT Sport ranked online Daily Races, you can reveal in the Blue Oval’s most glorious moments by driving a GT and two variants of the Mustang while hoping that the current crop of innovative Fords will be in Gran Turismo 7. Whenever that arrives

GT Sport Daily Races 17th May 2021

Race A this week is one of the strangest in recent times. You’ll all be in the same Ford GT ’06 with no tuning allowed, for one single lap around the Special Stage Route X oval. With just two (very) long straights and two (steeply) banked corners, on paper, it may seem like a simple venue, until you realise it’s 18.82 miles in length per lap.

Expect this to be all about the slipstream and a mad dash to the finish line.

Ford GT 2006 oval race, Special Stage Route X

Race B features any Gr.3 car from your garage this week for four virtual laps around the Dragon Trail – Seaside venue. We’ve plumped for the Mustang here to keep with the Ford theme, but of course, you can select sometime else if you wish. But, where’s the fun in that?

Despite running countless laps around here, that chicane in the final sector still catches us out. You have been warned…

Ford Mustang Gr.3 race car Dragon Trail Seaside

Race C is a beauty. The full Nürburgring 24h circuit layout, which combines the Nordschleife with the Grand Prix loop into one iconic 31.54-mile route. Any Gr.4 car in your garage is available for use, but of course, we’re going with another mustang.

With a 20-car grid, 7x fuel consumption, 8x tyre wear and a choice of Racing Medium or Racing Hard tyre across a two-lap race, which will be quicker? No stop and fuel-saving, or flat out with a pit stop?

Nürburgring 24h Ford Mustang Gr.4

You can view the full details below and we’ll be back next week with the latest ranked Daily Races. For now, let us know on social media if you’ve managed to win a race using Michigan’s finest in the latest Sport Mode events.

Don’t forget that the 2021 FIA Series is also now up and running with GT Sport, alongside the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup and the Olympic Virtual Series Motor Sport Event.

Race A 

Car: Ford GT ’06
Track: Special Stage Route X
Laps: One
No. Of Cars: 12 
Duration: 15 Minutes
Tyres: Racing Hard
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Grid Start

Race B 

Car: Gr.3, any 
Track: Dragon Trail – Seaside
Laps: Four
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 24h
Laps: Two
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Minutes 
Tyres: Racing Medium or Racing Hard
Fuel Consumption: 7x 
Tyre Wear: 8x 
Start Type: Rolling Start

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