Going through the motions: GT Sport Daily Races, w/c 25th October 2021

Going through the motions: GT Sport Daily Races, w/c 25th October 2021

With Gran Turismo 7 now less than five months away, and new teasers seemingly on a bi-weekly basis at this point, the venerable GT Sport Daily Races are still being updated and we’re still having fun racing within them.

But, we’ve seen most, if not all, of this week’s playlist recently. Specifically, Race A, where the exact same car and track combination was used in both March and June of this year. We’re going through the motions, with the bulk of Polyphony Digital’s team no doubt working on the new game.

Not that there’s anything wrong with this recipe, and we fully appreciate that the new game is of the utmost importance. It’s just, there’s only so much you can write about modern classic Porsches around Fuji Speedway…

GT Sport Daily Races 25th October 2021

The first ranked online race this week then is the said Porsches around the esteemed Japanese venue. You know the drill, a 993 and a 997, N400, balance of performance and four laps. 

Did you know that Fuji Speedway was built in 1965 and that it was originally planned to hold NASCAR-style races in Japan? Or that the Porsche 911 was originally called the 901, but Peugeot claimed that the name was too close to its existing model nomenclature, hence the 911 moniker was born? Now you do.

Porsche 911 997 GT3 drift Gran Turismo Sport

Next up, Race B sees the popular Gr.4 category of race cars take on Interlagos for four laps without any strategy. The flowing nature of the middle sector requires patience, but it’s ultimately where most lap time can be gained.

It seems something with high levels of grip will perform the best around here, the Hyundai Genesis or four-wheel-drive Mazda Atenza should do the trick.

Interlagos, Gr.4 Mazda Atenza,

Finally this week, Race C is here for those looking for a longer race, with a 20 car grid, and some strategy to think about. 

Gr.3 cars and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca should provide a heady mix of quick cars and a narrow circuit. Watch out for the pit entry too, a real swine

Laguna Seca Corkscrew, Aston Martin GT3

Full details of each race are below, and the playlist will next reset on Monday 1st November 2021. Don’t forget to check out our analysis of the recent Gran Turismo 7 trailer, either.

Race A 

Car: N400 – Porsche 911 Carrera RS CS (993) ’95 or Porsche 911 GT3 (997) ’09
Track: Fuji International Speedway
Laps: Four
No. Of Cars: 12 
Duration: 15 Minutes
Tyres: Sports Soft
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Grid Start

Race B 

Car: Gr.4, any 
Track: Autódromo de Interlagos
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.3, any
Track: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Laps: 14
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Minutes 
Tyres: Racing Hard
Fuel Consumption: 2x
Tyre Wear: 4x
Start Type: Rolling Start

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