Let the pendulum swing, GT Sport Daily Races, w/c 13th September 2021

Let the pendulum swing, GT Sport Daily Races, w/c 13th September 2021

The Renault Sport Clio V6 24V from 2000 is a firm favourite of mine, and it seems too of Gran Turismo series producer Kazunori Yamauchi, as it returns once again to the GT Sport online Daily Races roster.

Instead of five seats and a boot, it has its engine mounted in the rear. Technically, it’s a mid-rear-engine vehicle, with part of the engine sat above the rear wheels and part of it in-between the two axles.

With such a short wheelbase, this leads to very lively handling. As it happens, one of GT Sport’s weaker points when it comes to dynamics is the perhaps overly spikey characteristics of weight transfer when using a mid-engine car.

You can be quick, but terribly inconsistent when the engine is placed in the middle. But I like a challenge, so I for one will only be using mid-engine vehicles this week.

Here’s the line-up for the week commencing 13th September 2021.

Gt Sport Daily Races week commencing 13th September 2021

The kick-start the week with Race A, you take on part Renault Clio and one part Tokyo Expressway, leave them to simmer with some wall-runners and hey presto, a frantic three-lap affair. 

Fun fact: The Clio was called the Lutecia in Japan as the original name was already used by a Honda dealership franchise. 

Renault Sport Clio V6 24V 2000 drifting

Next up, Race B, and you can use any Gr.3 car in your garage around Interlagos. Except, because I’m running a particular theme this week, I’m going for the Alfa Romeo 4C. There are many other mid-engine cars if snap oversteer is your bag, or the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept ‘18 if you prefer to win. 

Alfa Romeo 4C gr.3 drift, Interlagos

Last up this week is a Gr.2 race around the Brand Hatch Grand Prix Circuit. Some of the fastest cars in the game, a 20-car grid and the narrowest circuit. How many will end up n the Paddock Hill gravel trap? 

Paddock Hill Gravel Trap

Full details of each race are below, and the playlist will next reset on Monday 20th September 2021. All this arrives after the announcement that Gran Turismo 7 be releasing in March 2022. Watch our video below to get up to speed!

Race A 

Car: N200 – Renault Sport Clio V6 24V ’00
Track: Tokyo Expressway – South Inner Loop
Laps: Three
No. Of Cars: 12 
Duration: 15 Minutes
Tyres: Sports Hard
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Grid Start

Race B 

Car: Gr.3, 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.2, any
Track: Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit
Laps: 15
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Minutes 
Tyres: Racing Medium
Fuel Consumption: 2x
Tyre Wear: 9x
Start Type: Rolling Start

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