Take that, Tilke: GT Sport Daily Races w/c 21st February 2022

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Take that, Tilke: GT Sport Daily Races w/c 21st February 2022

When the creative geniuses at Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital really put their mind to it, the original, fictitious, tracks are par excellence. 

Really, the best. 

Sure, in GT Sport, the next ‘Grand Valley Speedway’ wasn’t created, but this week’s Daily Races ranked online playlist showcases some of the very best recent creations – all three of which will transition across into Gran Turismo 7. 

Autodrome Lago Maggiore, Dragon Trail – Seaside and Kyoto Driving Park are all stellar venues from some of the best in the business, knocking the real-world current-area creations into a cocked hat. 

It just goes to show how – free from the shackles of important safety considerations – how a circuit can be soul-stirring. 

GT Sport Daily Races 21st February 2022

Race A is a petty standard affair. Take one slow, N100 category, car and place it on a short track with a hairpin for plenty of last-minute dives in the braking zone. 

But, while we’ve seen it all before, it works. 

In this instance, the unique Honda S660 is in play. That means a zingy mid-mounted 658 cc turbocharged engine sending power to the rear wheels. 

Pro tip: Be smooth and patient around the final two corners to set up a good run into Turn 1, your best overtaking opportunity around the lap. 

Honda S660 on track

Next up, the classic combination stemming right back to the GT Sport pre-launch beta. Dragon Trail, non-reverse, any GR.3 car with no strategy. 

I say it every time but watch out for that chicane. You’d have thought after over four years, competitors would have learnt by now… 

Recommended car: Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept ‘18 

Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept

The last race, as it always the case, is the longer Race C, this time with eight laps and tyre wear switched on. 

The Yamagiwa+Miyabi II layout takes both shorter Kyoto tracks, combines them and reversed them for the ultimate brain melt.  

In a 20-car online race, there are bound to be those who forget which corner comes next. You have been warned… 

Recommended car: Mazda Atenza Gr.4 

Mazda 6 Atenza Gr.4

Full details of each race are below, and the playlist will next reset on Monday 28th February 2022, potentially the final GT Sport Daily Races article from Traxion.GG.

Don’t forget that the ‘Road to GT7’ tournament is still ongoing within GT Sport too, with the final round on 26th February 2022.

Race A 

Car: N100 – Honda S660 ’15
Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – East II
Laps: Three
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: 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.4 any
Laps: Eight
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Minutes 
Tyres: Racing Hard
Fuel Consumption: 2x
Tyre Wear: 4x
Start Type: Rolling Start

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