Monday morning commute: GT Sport Daily Races, w/c 1st November 2021

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Monday morning commute: GT Sport Daily Races, w/c 1st November 2021

Picture the scene. It is 8 am in Japan’s hustling and bustling capital. You’ve saved up all of your sales commission to buy your dream Audi TT and it’s time to set off to work through the concrete jungle of skyscrapers and neon lights.

But strangely, there are only 11 other cars on the road, and they are also Audi TTs. Is this a dream? A parallel universe?

No, silly, you’re simply playing Gran Turismo Sport and the first of this week’s online Daily Races which takes places on the Tokyo Expressway Central Outer Loop – a facsimile of a real-world dual carriageway that I’m sure Polyphony Digital employees use to travel between home and office on.

Here’s this week ranked menu in GT Sport for the week commencing 1st November 2021.

GT Sport Daily Races 1st November 2021

First up, Race A, and it’s the said Audi TT race. There are six variants of the Tokyo Expressway in Gran Turismo Sport, and aside from the East Inner Loop, most are, sadly, bland. 

Interesting, a nice idea, just not ideal for actual, you know, racing. The Central Outer Loop is the one you’ve forgotten the layout for, I guarantee it. Or, wait, is that the Inner Loop? Either way, the narrow, and hard, confines will mean plenty of rubbing on the final lap. Mark my words. 

Audi TTS GT Sport

Next up, the quick Gr.3 racing cars at the quick Monza circuit. Except, without the Variante del Rettifilo. The key here will be taking your brave pills around Curva Grande, especially after a slipstream and three-wide – because you know that’s happening at the start of the second lap. 

Just four laps could make it a game of patience, before pouncing to break the tow at the opportune moment. Something with straight-line speed will be essential, such as the McLaren F1 GTR. 

McLaren F1 GTR GT Sport

The strategic race this time around is at Suzuka, and naturally, it’s the Super GT Gr.2 machinery, right? 

Wrong. It’s in LMP-style Gr.1 machinery and the mandatory use of both soft and medium compound rubber during the event. With a lack of huge straights, modern machinery such as the Toyota TS050 and Audi R18 will be the go for this encounter. 

GT Sport LMP1 Toyota Suzuka

Full details of each race are below, and the playlist will next reset on Monday 8th November 2021. A reminder, Gran Turismo 7 is fast approaching – check out our analysis of the latest teaser trailer.

Race A 

Car: N300 – Audi TTS Coupé ’14
Track: Tokyo Expressway – Central Outer Loop
Laps: Five
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: Autodromo Nazionale Monza No Chicane
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: Suzuka Circuit
Laps: 10
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Minutes 
Tyres: Racing Soft and Racing Medium, mandatory use of both
Fuel Consumption: 2x
Tyre Wear: 7x
Start Type: Rolling Start

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