Midship Challenge returns in this week’s GT Sport Daily Races

Thomas Harrison-Lord
GT Sport Toyota MR2 Mk2 Turbo

The Gran Turismo video game series loves a themed challenge for its single-player component. Be it Boxer Spirit in Gran Turismo 3, a Classic Muscle Car Championship in Gran Turismo 5 or the Midship Challenge in GT Sport. In each set of events, you need a specific type of car in order to compete.

Midship Challenge requires you to own a mid-engine car (or a rear mid-engine). Similar to that established series, we arrive at this week’s online GT Sport Daily Races, as you can compete in each race with a vehicle that has its engine behind the front seats, but ahead of the rear wheels.

Starting today, 15th March and ending 21st March 2021, here’s what’s available to play.

GT Sport Daily Races 15th March 2021

Two very scary cars line up for Race A this week. Scary, not because of outright power or speed, but because of snap oversteer. There’s loads of grip until there is none. The bonkers Renault Clip V6 makes another appearance to the daily race events, a car jointly developed between Renault and TWR. In the early versions, it had a fierce reputation for visiting ditches.

So did the second-generation Toyota MR2 you can also select for this event – to the point where Toyota revised the suspension settings in 1992 and 1994 to try and improve its on-limit characteristics. Autodrome Lago Maggiore West is the venue for four laps of trying not to die.

Phew, if you survive Race A, then Race B is a much calmer affair. Any Gr.4 car from your garage is available, sticky Racing Medium tyres are available and the circuit is the formidable Red Bull Ring. Seeing as we are going with an ‘MR’ theme and running with it, we’ll go with the GT by Citroën just to be different, but any Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, Alfa Romeo or Honda will also provide that spiky mid-engine personality.

GT by Citroen GR.4 GT Sport

On the Race C next, and as always, this will entail a spot of strategy. Any Gr.3 car is available, and you’ll have to re-learn the lesser-known Sardegna Road Track A for this event. Fuel consumption and tyre wear are both enabled, plus the choice of Racing Soft or Medium rubber. For this one, you will find us in an Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.3, just because we were feeling up for a challenge, but there are plenty of other mid-engine cars to choose from.

Alfa Romeo 4C GT Sport GR.3

You can view the full details below and we’ll be back next week with the latest ranked Daily Races. For now, let us know on social media if you’ve managed to win one of the latest Sport Mode events.

Race A 

Car: Renault Sport Clio V6 24V ’00 or Toyota MR2 GT-S ’97
Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – West
Laps: Four
No. Of Cars: 12 
Duration: 15 Mins 
Tyres: Sports Soft
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Grid Start

Race B 

Car: GR.4, any 
Track: Red Bull Ring
Laps: Five
No. Of Cars: 16 
Duration: 15 Mins 
Tyres: Racing Medium
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Rolling Start

Race C 

Car: GR.3, any
Track: Sardegna Road Track – A
Laps: 10
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Mins 
Tyres: Racing Soft or Racing Medium
Fuel Consumption: 2x 
Tyre Wear: 8x 
Start Type: Rolling Start

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