Unorthodox approach: GT Sport Daily Races w/c 7th February 2022

Unorthodox approach: GT Sport Daily Races w/c 7th February 2022

There’s not long left now until Gran Turismo 7, but the online ranked menu for GT Sport is still updating with weird and wonderful concoctions.

So often, racing videos games are obsessed with either one licenced real-world motorsport championship or the unobtanium of supercars and hypercars.

Gran Turismo games feature those, but they also have small, hybrid, economy cars too.

It helps keep the series grounded, and in the numbered releases anyway, a sense of progression. When you do make it behind the wheel of a LaFerrari, you have earned it.

If it were in any other game or sim, this week’s combination of a Honda Fit (or Jazz to Europeans) and Laguna Seca is incongruous. However, in this scenario, it’s what makes Polyphony Digital’s games so beguiling.

Here’s the lineup for Sport Mode, week commencing 7th February 2022.

GT Sport Daily Races, 7th February 2022

Tsukuba, maybe, but Laguna Seca is a bit of the stretch for the N100 category 138bhp Honda Fit Hybrid. Simply ascending the include up to the top of The Corkscrew is an achievement.

This isn’t going to be a fast race, but you don’t really need speed for a good race. You need competition.

11 rivals all in the same compact car will make for a fun race, where keeping your momentum will be essential. It’s also exactly the type of race that will help you towards those elusive 91 Sport Mode victories – just saying…

Honda Fit Hybrid GT Sport

From the slow to the sublime, the Gr.3 category of cars within GT Sport is arguable the finest in the game. It’s in action at the Sardegna Road Track B II circuit this week, a layout you’ve almost certainly forgotten.

Nice wind turbines, though…

Car choice is tricky for this race, as several of the vehicles on offer are very quick around here. If you can handle the spikey oversteer characteristics, perhaps try the Audi R8 LMS.

Dodge Viper Sardegna GT Sport

A Formula 1 venue rounds out the action, with the Gr.4 category receiving the longer race with a mandatory pit stop this time.

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya may not be the most highly regarded of tracks, but in this format and in this game, it’s surprisingly fun.

This car class is well balanced around here, so there are several cars to choose from. The Subaru WRC Gr.4 seems to be the most consistent, however.

Subaru Impreza Gr.4 GT Sport

Full details of each race are below, and the playlist will next reset on Monday 14th February 2022. Don’t forget, there’s a special send-off tournament, in the style of the FIA event, happening within GT Sport for the next three Saturdays.

Race A 

Car: N100 – Honda Fit Hybrid ’14
Track: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Laps: Four
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: Sardegna – Road Track – B II
Laps: Five
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
Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Grand Prix Layout
Laps: 10
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Minutes 
Tyres: Racing Hard
Fuel Consumption: 1x
Tyre Wear: 2x
Start Type: Rolling Start

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