Experience a hidden gem in this week’s GT Sport Daily Races

Experience a hidden gem in this week’s GT Sport Daily Races

The three variants of Circuit de Sainte-Croix – a fictional venue set within France, despite ‘Sainte-Croix’ being a real place in Switzerland –were added to GT Sport via a free update in July 2018 to little or no fanfare.

The layouts seem to be confusing, lacked flow and felt like three different circuits somehow welded together without much consistency.

But – despite it being what I think is one of the least played tracks in the game, aside from Fisherman’s Ranch, there’s just enough charm within the ‘C’ layout to pull off a Le Mans Prototype race.

This brings us neatly to this week’s GT Sport Daily Races, which includes that exactly recipe for one of the events. Trust me, after a few laps of practice, you may start to enjoy the Sainte-Croix layout – even if you’ll still have zero clue how it’s pronounced…

First up, before we get to the much-maligned venue, we have a short version of one of the all-time greatest fictional Gran Turismo circuits, Autodrome Lago Maggiore – West II. 

Plus, you get to drive a modern classic homologation special, as everyone lines up in a BMW M3 E30 Sport Evolution from 1989. 1980s vibes, oversteer and a Hofmeister kink. Sign us up. 

The Gr.3 race car event this week resides in Race B – and that means some of the quickest cars but without tyre wear or fuel usage. Four laps of Monza without having to pace yourself means a giant pileup at the Rettifilo, surely? 

Now we arrive at Race C and the Circuit de Sainte-Croix – C with the big, fast, Gr.1 cars across seven laps. Not only will you have to re-lean on the trickiest layouts in the game, there’s a mandatory pitstop and the requirement to use both the Racing Medium and Racing Soft tyres. 

This could be one of the most difficult ranked online races for quite some time. 

Full details of each race are below, and the playlist will next reset on Monday 5th July 2021. Don’t forget that the FIA GT Championships 2021 World Series events are also underway.

Race A 

Car: N200 BMW M3 Sport Evolution ’89
Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – West II
Laps: Four
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: Autodrome Nazionale Monza
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.1, any
Track: Circuit de Sainte-Croix – C
Laps: Seven
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Minutes 
Tyres: Racing Medium or Racing Soft, mandatory use of both
Fuel Consumption: 3x 
Tyre Wear: 7x 
Start Type: Rolling Start

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