End of an era: GT Sport Daily Races w/c 28th February 2022

Thomas Harrison-Lord
End of an era: GT Sport Daily Races w/c 28th February 2022

After four years, four months and 15 days, it’ll be soon time to say goodbye to the curio Gran Turismo game – GT Sport.

A testbed for ranked online racing using a playlist hopper system, taking into account driver skill and ability to race cleanly-ish. Bare-bones to begin with, it received regular updates filling out the single-player ‘Leagues’ component and the car and track roster.

The last addition was the Toyota GR 86 (now called GR86 without the space for search engine reasons, fun fact) back in July 2021 with the Polyphony Digital development team flat-out on Gran Turismo 7.

With the seventh numbered Gran Turismo game launching this Friday, 4th March, there’s a strong chance that this will be Traxion.GG’s final ever GT Sport Daily Race playlist update – pending on how the Sport Mode works in the new title.

If you’ve still got GT Sport and you’ve never sunk your teeth into this corner of the title, then you owe it to yourself to try at least Race A before this Friday. You find me diving down the inside of Druids…

GT Sport Daily Races, 28th February 2022

I’ve eulogised about the Toyota GR Yaris several times before, and so have the world’s automotive press and content-creator crowd. So, I shall leave it for now.

But, this little hot hatch that makes very little economic sense paired with the Indy layout at Brands Hatch is a near-perfect combination for an online race.

Except, that in its current form the penalty system in GT Sport seems to be so lax a biff down the inside of Paddock is acceptable. Keep your eyes peeled and use the radar, for crying out loud!

Pro tip: The Yaris can get very wayward into Clearways. Work on being tod through here, otherwise, you’ll leave the door open for a competitor to slip through.

Toyota GR Yaris in GT Sport

It’s only fitting that the track we named as our favourite in all of GT Sport, and one of Polyphony Digital’s best original tracks in decades, makes an appearance in our send-off playlist article.

A 15-minute blast in any Gr.4 car you own, the bank turns, pretty backdrop and large kerbs will thankfully be making it into Gran Turismo 7, but it still feels like a goodbye, for now…

Recommended car: Lamborghini Huracán Gr.4 

Autodrome Lago Maggiore, GT Sport

GT Sport drivers are treated to one of the most divisive tracks for the longer Race C this week. The full Nürburgring 24h layout in the mist.

Due to the long lap, it’s just two laps in any Gr.3 car on Racing Medium rubber. Remember, save it all for die Döttinger Höhe.

Recommended car: Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept ’18 (obviously)

Toyota GR Supra GT3 Concept

After this article, we’ll hopefully transfection onto Gran Turismo 7 for next, commencing 7th March 2022.

Race A 

Car: N300 – Toyota GR Yaris RZ “High Performance” ’20
Track: Brands Hatch Indy Circuit
Laps: Seven
No. Of Cars: 12 
Duration: 15 Minutes
Tyres: Sports Medium
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Grid Start

Race B 

Car: Gr.4, any 
Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – GP
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.3 any
Track: Nürburgring 24h
Laps: Two
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Minutes 
Tyres: Racing Medium
Fuel Consumption: 2x
Tyre Wear: 4x
Start Type: Rolling Start

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