The people’s car returns in the latest GT Sport Daily races

Volkwagen Golf Mk1 GTI

The word ‘Volkswagen’ literally translates from German into English as ‘people’s car’. Many of us already know that, but you don’t really need to translate it to see. All you need to understand is that in German a ‘v’ is pronounced as an ‘f’. You’re supposed to pronounce the brand as ‘folkswagen’, and now you’ve seen that written down, folks + wagon = people’s car. 

Now we’ve got that very basic and decidedly rough around the edges language lesson over with for the week, we can now focus on the latest online competition Daily Races within GT Sport and, as you can probably tell, you can drive a Volkswagen in two of the events. Das ist gut. 

GT Sport Daily Races 12th April 2021

One of our all-time favour combinations is in Race A. Not the Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GTI from 1983 specifically, in this instance, but any old, slow car around the Goodwood Motor Circuit. There is more than a hint of the Goodwood Revival about it – even if this Golf is far too modern for that event in real life. 

There’s something about trying to keep your momentum up around this track layout that is so satisfying. With only 110 bhp on tap, being as smooth as possible will be key for the four-lap jaunt. 

VW Golf Mk1 GTI

On to the more powerful vehicles next for Race B and the use of Dragon Trail – Seaside, one of the earliest tracks revealed for GT Sport pre-release. Four laps on sticky Racing Medium rubber in any Gr.4 car is this week’s recipe. 

We’re going for the VW Scirocco in this event, which is front-wheel-drive. Adapting your driving style to minimise wheelspin is key. 

Volkswagen Scirocco Gr.4 GT4 race car

To round out the latest scheduled Daily Races, we’ve been spoiled with the really quick cars and one of the best original Gran Turismo tracks in decades. Autodrome Lago Maggiore – GP 2 and the Gr.2 beats from Japan’s Super GT championship. Not a Volkswagen in sight either, which kind of ruins our theme a bit. Damn.  

You have a choice of tyre compound, Racing Medium or Racing Soft, and you will have to use both during the race – an important detail not to be overlooked. With 6x tyre wear across ten laps, strategy will definitely play its part. 

Nissan GTR R35 GR.2 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 snag a victory in a VW during the latest Sport Mode events.

Race A 

Car: Volkswagen Golf I GTI ’83
Track: Goodwood Motor Circuit
Laps: Four
No. Of Cars: 12 
Duration: 15 Mins 
Tyres: Sports Medium
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Grid Start

Race B 

Car: GR.4, any 
Track: Dragon Trail – Seaside
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: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – GP II
Laps: 10
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Mins 
Tyres: Racing Medium and Racing Soft (mandatory use of both)
Fuel Consumption: 2x 
Tyre Wear: 6x 
Start Type: Rolling Start

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