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It’s old vs new in this week’s GT Sport Daily Races

It’s old vs new in this week’s GT Sport Daily Races

What’s best? A modern classic with less technology and more driving purity, or something a bit fresher that helps the driver to be a little bit quicker? 
 
Well, thanks to this week’s batch of ranked online races within GT Sport, this argument can continue to roll on. 

In at least two of the races, you can select an older or a newer vehicle. From the Porsche 911s in Race A – 1995 and 2009 are the vintages on offer – to the Gr.2 Super GT racing thoroughbreds in Race C, where you can select from 2008 specification or 2016 configuration. 

With car parity achieved thanks to the Balance of Performance (BoP), it should be a straight fight; old against new. 

GT Sport Daily Races 14th June 2021
GT Sport Daily Races 7th June 2021

The first event is one we’ve seen before in GT Sport, N400 class Porsches around the Fuji International Speedway. Two stripped out, racetrack focussed lightweight specials are on the menu for this Germanic duel. 993 or 997, choose your poison. 

Porsche 911 GT3 997 drifting

In Race B, three frantic laps around Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in any Gr.3 from your garage, the ‘old vs new’ dynamic is created thanks to Mercedes-Benz. You have the choice of the elder statesman, the venerable SLS AMG GT3 2011, or the hot new upstart, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 from 2016.

While the current AMG GT3 is very successful, it’s hard to ignore the beastly engine note of the SLS.  

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Race C steps things up a notch, with the full-fat Gr.2 cars from the Japanese Super GT championship. Far quicker than a GT3 car and with significantly more downforce, the nasty little chicane towards the end of the Dragon Trail Seaside lap may even be flat when on the soft tyres with a light fuel load. 

Nissan GTR 2008 Super GT Gr.2

Full details of each race are below, and the playlist will next reset on Monday 21st June 2021. Don’t forget that the FIA GT Championships 2021 World Series events are also underway and the Olympic Virtual Series Motor Sport Event will be on the 23rd June.


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.3, any 
Track: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
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.2, any
Track: Dragon Trail – Seaside
Laps: 13
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Minutes 
Tyres: Racing Medium or Racing Soft, mandatory use of both
Fuel Consumption: 2x 
Tyre Wear: 7x 
Start Type: Rolling Start

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