Somebody call 911, this week’s GT Sport races are now live

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Somebody call 911, this week’s GT Sport races are now live

Since 1964, the Porsche 911 has been the high-water mark of 2+2 sports cars, even though its engine is arguably in the wrong place. Sub-optimal, in Ron Dennis speak.

Yet, despite the obvious engineering challenges, the rear-mounted flat-six is the defining feature, something that makes the 911 unique and still the top of the class 57 years later.

Through the years the car has metamorphosised into a wide, spacious, even economical car that’s still razor-sharp but is now approachable and useable on a commute.

The 993 Carrera RS Club Sport from 1995 that is in this week’s Daily Races isn’t quite as cosseting. It’s a wild animal that needs taming. With an air-cooled engine, stripped out interior and a lack of driving aids, you need to bring you’re a-game. Only 100 were made and now a good one is worth around £500,000.

GT Sport Daily Races 3rd May 2021

With that in mind, this is the only car you can select for Race A this week, for five laps around Tsukuba Circuit. The tight and twisty venue will bring out the worst of this snappy vehicle, once that pendulum moves, expect a spin. Or six. A field of 11 other cars and Sports Medium tyres make this race not for the faint of heart. 

Porsche 911 993 Carrera RS Club Sport 1995

Race B is one for those looking for a tad more stability, thanks to Racing Medium tyres and any downforce-blessed Gr.3 car form your garage. For the four-lap sprint around the F1 venue, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, we’re going to continue the Porsche theme by plumping for the 911 RSR 2017. 

Porsche 911 GT3

Race C is next, and the fit in with the real-life Super GT ‘Golden Week’, we’re at the Fuji International Speedway in Gr.2 cars. No Porsche, sadly, but this one will be an intense fight. With a 20-car grid, 13 laps a massive 13x tyre wear and the mandatory use of two different tyre compounds during the race, this will be the toughest race this week. 

Nissan GT-R Super GT

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 tame the Carrera RS Club Sport in the latest Sport Mode events.

Don’t forget that the 2021 FIA Series is also now up and running with GT Sport.

Race A 

Car: N300 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Club Sport 993 ’95
Track: Tsukuba Circuit
Laps: Five
No. Of Cars: 12 
Duration: 15 Mins 
Tyres: Sports Medium
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Grid Start

Race B 

Car: Gr.3, any 
Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Grand Prix Layout
Laps: Four
No. Of Cars: 16 
Duration: 15 Mins 
Tyres: Racing Medium
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Rolling Start

Race C 

Car: Gr.2, any
Track: Fuji International Speedway
Laps: 13
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Mins 
Tyres: Racing Medium and Racing Hard (mandatory use of both)
Fuel Consumption: 3x 
Tyre Wear: 13x 
Start Type: Rolling Start

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