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Struggling for traction: GT Sport Daily Races, w/c 20th September 2021

Struggling for traction: GT Sport Daily Races, w/c 20th September 2021

Front-wheel-drive cars are a bone of contention with the Gr.4 class of Gran Turismo Sport. As they chew their front tyres up, when compared to rear-wheel-drive machines in the same class, often the BoP system provides them with beneficial straight-line speed. 

But, in the first Daily Race for this week, all cars send power to their front axles, meaning there’s a lack of grumblings about performance parity. Except… so far, everyone is selecting the Megane as it seems to suit this week’s venue the most.

Pick a car, manage the understeer, scrabble for traction out of the slow corners and try to be the best. I for one embrace this driving style – it reminds me of a touring car race 

Here’s the online GT Sport Daily Race line-up for the week commencing 20th September 2021. 

Gt Sport Daily Races 20th September 2021

To kick things off we have the aforementioned front-wheel drive battle around the suitable tight short course variant of AUTOPOLIS. Stick some suitably retro liveries on your ride and this really could be a round of mid-90s JTCC. 

Watchout for the blind, off-camber, final corner. It’s a great overtaking spot, but also all-too-easy to miss it completely!

Race B steps things up a notch with one of our favourite fictional tracks in recent times for the Gran Turismo franchise and any Gr.3 car of your choice. This will be a fast and contact-riddled affair. 

The long race that involves strategy this week features Gr.1 prototypes and Circuit de la Sarthe without the chicanes. Top speed will be essential to success, some of the older Group C cars may even be the ideal selection. But, you’ll need to balance that with efficiency, as the fuel and tyre wear settings are strong, plus you’re required to use two different tyre compounds during the event.

Full details of each race are below, and the playlist will next reset on Monday 27th 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: Gr.4 – Audi TT Cup ’16, Peugeot RCZ Gr.4, Volkswagen Scirocco GR.4 or Renault Sport Megane Gr.4
Track: AUTOPOLIS INTERNATIONAL RACING COURSE SHORTCUT COURSE
Laps: Six
No. Of Cars: 12 
Duration: 15 Minutes
Tyres: Racing Hard
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Grid Start


Race B 

Car: Gr.3, any 
Track: Dragon trail – Seaside
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: Circuit de la Sarthe No Chicane
Laps: Six
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Minutes 
Tyres: Racing Medium
Fuel Consumption: 2x
Tyre Wear: 9x
Start Type: Rolling Start

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