Second-tier tracks litter the GT Sport Daily Races, w/c 23rd August 2021

Second-tier tracks litter the GT Sport Daily Races, w/c 23rd August 2021

I’ve written the words Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps so many times this year I can now spell it perfectly without using a spell-checker. As for the Nürburgring, I have a special method devised to never forget the umlauts.

But Dragon Trail – Gardens II, Circuit de Sainte-Croix – A II and KYOTO DRIVING PARK – MIYABI. Nope, these are not your common or garden all-time-greatest real-world tracks. These are all fictional circuits within GT Sport, and none of them made our recent top-10 track list.

Sure, it’s nice for variety, but why drive the Gardens variant, when the OG Dragon Trail is so damn good? If you wanted to drive a track located in France, then why not Circuit de la Sarthe? If you’re after a short Japanese circuit for slow cars, wouldn’t you just use Tsukuba?

Still, we’re not complaining really, we’ve lost count of the number of laps we’ve done around those feted venues, at least the online Daily Races for the week commencing 23rd August 2021 are a break from the norm.

GT Sport Daily Races 23rd August 2021

Race A features one of our favourite cars in the game. No, not a Super GT Gr.2 samurai sword or the lump hammer that is a Dodge Viper, but the subtle nerve agent poisoning that is the lowly Mazda Roadster Touring Car. It’s slow, it slides a bit, and when everyone is in the same vehicle, it can be a lethal combination.

Eight laps around the, all caps, KYOTO DRIVING PARK – MIYABI, means lots of body contact.

GT Sport Mazda Roadster Touring Car N200

The second race on the list uses our least-favourite version of the Croatian-based Dragon Trail venue. We’re convinced that no one has even clipped every apex around that four-part corner.

You can drive any Gr.4 car that’s in your garage for this one, and just to mix it up a bit, we’ll go with a mid-engine steed for an extra sharp turn-in around that tricky series of corners. A mad-rush four-lap sprint awaits.

Alfa Romeo Gr.4 4C GT Sport

The longer, strategy-themed, race this week is six laps around the forgettable A II variant of the lavender-lined French venue. Any Gr.3 car can be used, but with tyre wear and fuel usage both active, you will have to balance outright speed with a vehicle that is less consumptive. 

Lexus RC F Gr.3 GT3 GT Sport

Full details of each race are below, and the playlist will next reset on Monday 30th August 2021. Don’t forget to watch our rundown of the best tracks in Gran Turismo Sport below.

Race A 

Car: N200 – Mazda Roadster Touring Car
Laps: Eight
No. Of Cars: 12 
Duration: 15 Minutes
Tyres: Sports Medium
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Grid Start

Race B 

Car: Gr.4, any 
Track: Dragon Trail – Gardens II
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: Circuit de Sainte-Croix – A II
Laps: Six
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Minutes 
Tyres: Racing Hard
Fuel Consumption: 2x
Tyre Wear: 6x
Start Type: Rolling Start

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